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


For female Republicans, party loyalty trumps #MeToo

GOP women in Congress overwhelmingly side with Brett Kavanaugh.

By Rachel Bade

Sen. Joni Ernst was rushing through a nearly vacant Senate walkway Thursday morning as Christine Blasey Ford was recounting in gripping detail the assault she said she suffered at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh three decades ago.

Sun Herald, Biloxi

Ingalls was just awarded a $5B shipbuilding contract. What does that mean to Pascagoula?

By Mary Perez

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will build six destroyers over the next five years for the U.S. Navy under a contract valued at more than $5 billion.

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi senators reaffirm support for Kavanaugh

Posted: Fri 10:59 AM, Sep 28, 2018 | Updated: Fri 11:17 AM, Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Friday on whether to send the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate for a vote.

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker says he will vote yes to confirm when the full Senate votes.

Christine Blasey Ford testified Thursday about her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party over thirty years ago.

News Mississippi

Ingalls Shipyard awarded $5.1 billion contract

By Steven Gagliano

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Congressman Steven Palazzo praised the award of a multi-year procurement contract worth more than $5.1 billion for the construction of six DDG-51 Flight III Destroyers at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula.

Mississippi Today

Mississippi senators dismiss Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony as partisan tactic

By Adam Ganucheau SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

Both of Mississippi’s Republican U.S. senators expressed no change of heart after Thursday’s historic committee hearing featuring Christine Blasey Ford, one of two women to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

The Associated Press

Sen. Hyde-Smith: Accusations against Kavanaugh 'unproven'

By Emily Wagster Pettus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi said Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "quickly and convincingly" refuted accusations that he sexually assaulted women when he was young.

WXXV-TV Gulfport

Mississippi Senator Delivers Speech on Kavanaugh


By WXXV Staff

Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith delivered a speech in Washington today in defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Associated Press

Mississippi GOP senators: Dems trying to smear Kavanaugh

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators are expressing continued support of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith issued statements Monday saying they think Democrats are unfairly trying to damage the reputation of Kavanaugh, who is a federal appeals court judge.

WJTV-TV Jackson

U.S. Senators weigh in on Kavanaugh vote


By Liz Carroll

WASHINGTON D.C. - Both of Mississippi's U.S. Senators are calling for a vote to go forward on Brett Kavanaugh.

WTOK-TV Meridian

Kavanaugh has support of both Mississippi senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTOK) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will receive an up-or-down vote in the Senate "in the near future."

McConnell on Monday denounced Democrats, accusing them of waging a "smear campaign" against Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.


Washington, D.C. Office

113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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
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State Offices

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Oxford, MS  38655
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