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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.


The Fight Against the Disarmament Movement

NRA-TV Relentless

The Fight Against the Disarmament Movement

Relentless | 02/11/2019

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith joins Dana Loesch to discuss her fight to protect gun owners' privacy rights. Plus, Dianne Feinstein wants to ban guns because she says humans can be legally hunted (not a joke),...

FEMA funds two more safe rooms in Forrest County

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

FEMA funds two more safe rooms in Forrest County

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Lawmakers announced a federal grant to help build two more safe rooms in Forrest County.

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced Tuesday a $1.06...

Senate approves bill extending duck hunting season

WLBT-TV Jackson

Senate approves bill extending duck hunting season

By Josh Carter

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The U.S. Senate approved a resolution package Tuesday that could extend duck hunting season to January 31st. The package would also include special hunts for military, veterans and youths.

The...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE FORREST COUNTY SAFE ROOM FUNDING

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE FORREST COUNTY SAFE ROOM FUNDING

FEMA Approves More Than $1 Million for Hattiesburg-Area Safe Room

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Cindy Hyde Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced a $1 million grant to construct a community safe room at the Forrest County Agricultural High School in Brooklyn.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the Hazard Mitigation grant to construct the 5,000-square...

MSU lands $7.2 million Army contract

Columbus Commercial Dispatch

MSU lands $7.2 million Army contract

By Alex Holloway

Mississippi State University has secured a competitive $7.2 million federal contract to help the U.S. Army test unmanned aircraft systems technologies. 

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's (R-Mississippi) office...

Sen. Grassley Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Legislation

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Sen. Grassley Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Legislation

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has re-introduced the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act that would require all employers in the United States to begin using E-Verify for all employers within 1 year. Rep. Mo Brooks (R...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $3.52 MILLION GRANT FOR MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $3.52 MILLION GRANT FOR MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM
 
RESTORE Act Funds Will Support Planning & Construction Costs for Site Improvements

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today announced a $3.52 million grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to fund engineering, design, and construction for site improvements at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR BORDER WALL FUNDING AS PART OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILL

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR BORDER WALL FUNDING AS PART OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILL
 
Appropriations Committee Bill Funds President’s Budget Request, Programs Important to Mississippi

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for an appropriations bill that meets President Trump’s FY2019 budget request for building a border wall to help control illegal immigration.
 
The FY2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill was approved, 26-5, on Thursday by the Senate Appropriations...

HYDE-SMITH BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES

HYDE-SMITH BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES
 
Miss. Senator’s GRIP Act Would Protect Gun Owners’ Privacy Rights
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of some states placing restrictions on gun owners, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith today introduced legislation to ensure federal funding cannot be used by states, localities, or any other organization to maintain gun registries.
 
The Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) would clarify existing law that...

HYDE-SMITH BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES

HYDE-SMITH BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES
 
Miss. Senator’s GRIP Act Would Protect Gun Owners’ Privacy Rights
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of some states placing restrictions on gun owners, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith today introduced legislation to ensure federal funding cannot be used by states, localities, or any other organization to maintain gun registries.
 
The Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) would clarify existing law that...