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

Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Mississippi Congressional Delegation Reacts to State of the Union Address
By Jasmine Ellis
President Trump gave his second State of the Union address to members of Congress. MPB's Jasmine Ellis has reaction from Mississippi's congressional delegation. 
News Mississippi
Mississippi leaders react to State of the Union
By Alex Paton
President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night and now Mississippi’s leaders are responding to the address which mentioned everything from bipartisan cooperation to border security, legal immigration, and record job creation.
WLOX-TV Biloxi
Hyde-Smith proposes using tariff revenues to fund border wall
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLOX) - U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the introduction of legislation to fund U.S. border security barriers with revenues generated from tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.
Livingston Parish (La.) News
Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Children from Sex Crimes, Strengthen Parents’ Rights
Staff Report
WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. today joined 14 Senate colleagues in introducing the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, legislation making it a crime to knowingly perform an abortion on a child from out of state without the consent and notification of a parent.
News Mississippi
Senators co-sponsor concealed carry bill
By Steven Gagliano
Mississippi’s Senators have co-sponsored concealed carry legislation in Washington.
Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith signed as original cosponsors of legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines.
Lincoln City (Ore.) News Guard
SHUTDOWN: 'Righting the wrong'
By Jeremy bC. Rurk
He isn't in Lincoln City today, but Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley hopes what he is doing in Washington, D.C. will help Coast Guard members in Lincoln County.
News Mississippi
Hyde-Smith receives committee assignments
By Steven Gagliano
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith will serve on four Senate committees during the 116th Congress.
WLOX-TV Biloxi
Sen. Wicker named chairman of commerce committee; Sen. Hyde-Smith expands assignments
By Annie Johnson 
MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was named Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday. As chairman, Wicker will have broad authority over legislation that will impact Mississippi’s future economic prosperity and safety.
Business Insider
The Coast Guard is about to go without pay because of the government shutdown, but its members are still out doing missions
by Christopher Woody
•   The Coast Guard was able to secure enough money for payroll on December 31, despite the government shutdown.
•   But officials say they won't be able to repeat that maneuver for the next payday, January 15, potentially making them the only uniformed military service to go without pay during the shutdown.

McComb Enterprise-Journal 

Senate confirms Shepherd as U.S. Marshal

By Gopika Nair

Former Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd will serve as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. Senate confirmed Wednesday evening.

President Donald Trump nominated Shepherd for the position in June.


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