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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.


Flood insurance program advances through House

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Flood insurance program advances through House
 
By Brittany Land
 
The House has passed a bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) through November 30th. It passed on a vote of 366-52 and awaits passage in the Senate.
 
Congressman Steven Palazzo made a...

Senators vote to extend National Flood Insurance Program

WJTV-TV Jackson
 
Senators vote to extend National Flood Insurance Program
 
By Liz Carroll
 
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith voted to extend the National Flood Insurance Program Tuesday.
 
The program was set to expire at midnight. The four-month extension does not...

Mississippi fire departments get federal grants

WTOK-TV Meridian
 
Mississippi fire departments get federal grants
 
WASHINGTON (WTOK)- U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today announced the award of $851,954 in FEMA grants to fire departments in Columbus, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Senatobia, Laurel, Bentonia, and...

U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith making impact in Forrest County

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
 
U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith making impact in Forrest County
 
By Karrie Leggett-Brown
 
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith stopped by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday morning.
 
The board thanked her for her work in getting Forrest County...

Sen. Hyde-Smith talks issues in Washington

WTOK-TV Meridian
 
Sen. Hyde-Smith talks issues in Washington
 
By Carly Blake
 
LAUDERDALE, Miss. (WTOK) - The 2018 Farm Bill could change the lives of many Mississippians. Right now, the bill is out of the Senate Committee and has moved to the House. U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says the bill is...

Ingalls Shipbuilding graduates 110 apprentices into workforce

Mississippi Press
 
Ingalls Shipbuilding graduates 110 apprentices into workforce
 
By Warren Kulo
 
BILOXI, Mississippi -- Ingalls Shipbuilding celebrated the 2018 graduates of its apprentice program with commencement exercises at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center Saturday.
 
U.S....

Lamar County Fire Service Receives FEMA Grants

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...

Leflore County Fire Dept. lands grant of nearly $400K

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...

Hyde-Smith votes for water infrastructure bill

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.
 
The...