Photo of ICE Police with guns and armored vehicle

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.


Wicker, Hyde-Smith honor Mississippi’s fallen officers

News Mississippi

Wicker, Hyde-Smith honor Mississippi’s fallen officers

By Alex Paton

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith recognized National Police Week by offering tributes to three Mississippi law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

National Police Week, May...

NRA backs Senator Hyde-Smith’s bill

News Mississippi
 
NRA backs Senator Hyde-Smith’s bill
 
By Steven Gagliano
 
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds by states, cities or other organizations to keep gun registries.
 
The bill, titled the Gun-owner Registration Information...

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith: ‘Secure, Safe’ Border is Vital

WCBI-TV Columbus

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith: ‘Secure, Safe’ Border is Vital

By Allie Martin - July 4, 2018

JACINTO, Miss. (WCBI) – A U.S. Senator from Mississippi says it’s vital to have a secure southern border.

Republican Cindy Hyde Smith, (R) Mississippi, says she has visited with farmers who live on...

Hyde-Smith condemns calls to dissolve ICE agency

News Mississippi
 
Hyde-Smith condemns calls to dissolve ICE agency
 
By Alex Paton
 
Along with 15 others, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has cosponsored a resolution condemning efforts by congressional Democrats to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 
“Abolishing ICE means...

$7.6M in FEMA grants make Mississippi safer

News Mississippi
 
$7.6M in FEMA grants make Mississippi safer
 
By Alex Paton
 
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced the approval of $7.3 million to construct eight additional safe rooms in Forrest County. An additional award of$331,989 in FEMA...

Southaven Fire gets federal grant

DeSoto Times-Tribune
 
Southaven Fire gets federal grant
 
By Bob Bakken
 
The Southaven Fire Department will be using federal money to help make two of its fire stations safer with the eventual goal of doing the same thing at all of the city fire stations.
 
Southaven joined Columbus and Tupelo fire...

Tupelo FD awarded FEMA grant

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo
 
Tupelo FD awarded FEMA grant
 
By William Moore
 
TUPELO – Friday the 13th was not bad luck for the Tupelo Fire Department, as the department was notified it would receive a long-awaited Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
 
The $72,749 grant from the...

$7.3m Approved for Safe Rooms in Forrest Co., Petal

Hub City Spokes
 
$7.3m Approved for Safe Rooms in Forrest Co., Petal
 
By Haskel Burns
 
Eight more safe rooms are on the way to Petal and Forrest County schools, as state officials recently announced the approval of $7.3 million to fund the construction of the rooms around the school districts.
 
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Contract awarded for border protection helicopters to be built in MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
 
Contract awarded for border protection helicopters to be built in MS
 
By WDAM Staff
 
WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, U.S Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith applauded the award of a $45.9 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement contract for custom and border protection...