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

News Mississippi

Wicker, Hyde-Smith support Kavanaugh amid accusations

By Steven Gagliano

As Senate confirmation hearings continue, Mississippi’s Senators have issued statements supporting Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault accusations from multiple women.

Y’all Politics

Allegations don’t sway Mississippi U.S. Senators on support of Kavanaugh nomination

By Sarah Ulmer

In recent days, Christine Blasey Ford, came forward as the woman who authored the letter accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in High School.

Associated Press

Hyde-Smith questions timing of allegation against Kavanaugh

By Emily Wagster Pettus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator who's seeking re-election in Mississippi says she questions the timing of a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Delta Democrat Times (Greenville, MS)
Federal grants pour in to county fire departments
By Catherine Kirk
The towns of Metcalfe and Arcola will soon get some much-needed upgrades at their fire departments thanks to new federal grants.
News Mississippi
Hyde-Smith votes for water infrastructure bill
By Brittany Land
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to send President Trump a bill providing critical funding for flood control, infrastructure, and harbors in Mississippi.
Greenwood Commonwealth
Leflore County Fire Dept. lands grant of nearly $400K
The Leflore County Fire Department is going to get almost $400,000 from Washington to purchase equipment that will better protect volunteer firefighters.
The $382,546 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to purchase 60 self-contained breathing apparatuses and 32 additional face masks.
Hub City Spokes
Lamar County Fire Service Receives FEMA Grants
By Haskel Burns
Lamar County fire service officials recently received $396,785 of more than $1.85 million in grant money given throughout the state from the Federal Management Agency as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters program.

Clarion-Ledger, Jackson

Kavanaugh’s qualifications to take center stage at confirmation hearing

Cindy Hyde-Smith, Guest columnist

Mississippians will have an opportunity soon to learn firsthand what I already know — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent choice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sun Herald, Biloxi
FEMA grant will help Harrison County schools make roofs stronger against storm winds
By Robin Fitzgerald
Eight Harrison County schools in need of stronger roofs to withstand hurricane-force winds of up to 180 mph will benefit from a federal grant of nearly $7 million, lawmakers said.
Communities also will benefit because buildings on the campuses can be used as “shelters of last resort” during emergencies, according to officials.


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
Fax (228) 867-9789

State Offices

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