Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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The U.S. Department of Homeland security, as the lead agency for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Coast Guard, plays an important role in Mississippi.

Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to working closely with FEMA and other federal agencies to ensure Mississippians are prepared for natural disaster and emergency situations.  She supports hazard mitigation policies, which have proven to help save lives and save taxpayer dollars. 

The Senator also supports Homeland Security efforts to protect the American people from domestic and foreign threats, which include ensuring a strong and well-equipped U.S. Coast Guard.

In The News

Natchez Democrat

Local, state officials shocked by decision to not renew prison’s contract

By Ben Hillyer

NATCHEZ — Local and state officials expressed shock and disappointment at news that federal prison officials decided not to renew a contract for the Adams County Correctional Center.

The owner of the facility, CoreCivic, announced Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has elected not to renew its contract for the prison on U.S. 84 east of Natchez.

Monroe Journal
County officials confident of federal disaster declaration
By Ray Van Dusen
ABERDEEN – After reading off a long list of expenses related to mid-April’s severe weather outbreak, county road manager Sonny Clay told the board of supervisors April 26 he is confident there will be federal aid.
Bloomberg News
Republicans Coax Trump to Scrap U.S. Ship Waiver Plan for Gas
•    Lawmakers from shipbuilding Gulf Coast states meet with Trump
•    White House weighing waivers to facilitate natural gas flows
By Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ari Natter
Brookhaven Daily Leader
Editorial: Post office naming a fitting tribute
The effort to rename the downtown Brookhaven post office in honor of three law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty is a touching tribute to their sacrifice.
Brookhaven Daily Leader
‘3 heroes will forever be remembered’: Bill introduced to rename post office
By Donna Campbell
A bill to rename the downtown post office after three fallen law enforcement officers may make it to the president’s desk by the end of the year.
WCBI-TV Columbus
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith visits Tenn-Tom Waterway
By Sydney Franklin
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – It could be December before shipping on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway returns to normal.
The update came Tuesday during a briefing at the Aberdeen Lock and Dam.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith got the update from the Corps of Engineers.
An emergency channel should be complete by the second week in May.
WLOX-TV Biloxi
Pascagoula shipyard wins $745 million contract from U.S. Coast Guard
By Annie Johnson
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - VT Halter Marine, Inc. was selected by the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build the next generation of heavy polar icebreakers. The new Polar Security Cutter (PCS) will join the Coast Guard’s icebreaker fleet.
The contract, initially valued at $745.9 million, is expected to bring millions of dollars and up to 450 new jobs to the shipyard.
News Mississippi
Senators seek expedited consideration of Trump nominees
By Alex Paton
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith have voted in support of a new effort to overcome ongoing Democratic filibusters of Trump nominees.
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Rules Committee, said Democratic obstructionism to hundreds of people nominated by President Trump is having an effect on how federal services are delivered to Mississippians.
Washington Examiner
Rubio leads constitutional push to stop Democrats ‘packing’ Supreme Court
By Jerry Dunleavy
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a constitutional amendment Monday which would preserve the Supreme Court at nine justices and prevent Democrats "packing the court," as some 2020 candidates have proposed.
WCBI-TV Columbus
Mississippi Delegation Requests Federal Disaster Declaration
By Robert Davidson
JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi’s congressional delegation is urging President Donald Trump to make a quick decision on a request for federal aid for flood and storm damaged areas.
The FEMA request said 43 of the state’s 83 counties were impacted by the tornadoes and flooding in late February.


Washington, D.C. Office

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2405
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-5321

State Offices

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St., #550
Jackson, MS  39201
Phone (601) 965-4459
Fax (601) 965-4919

Gulfport Office
2012 15th Street, #451
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone (228) 867-9710
Fax (228) 867-9789

State Offices

911 Jackson Ave., #249
Oxford, MS  38655
Phone (662) 236-1018
Fax (662) 236-7618