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

USA Today
Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation after Susan Collins, Joe Manchin pledge support
By Eliza Collins, David Jackson, Deborah Berry, Maureen Groppe
WASHINGTON – Republicans appeared to have enough votes to narrowly confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Sen. Susan Collins said Friday the nominee deserves a presumption of innocence against sexual allegation charges.

Clarion-Ledger, Jackson

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith: Kavanaugh vote 'easy for me ... anger understandable'

By Geoff Pender and Deborah Barfield Berry

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Friday said her vote to move Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination along was "easy for me" but that "the anger around the nation is understandable."

News Mississippi

Final vote on Kavanaugh set for tomorrow

By Steven Gagliano

The FBI has wrapped up their investigation into sexual assault claims against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and after a procedural vote, a final vote will be held.

Earlier today, the Senate voted to end debate on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination which sets up a final vote on Saturday.


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.


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702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2405
Phone: (202) 224-5054
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State Offices

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St., #550
Jackson, MS  39201
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Gulfport, MS 39501
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