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

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.
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. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith delivered the keynote address in front of the 110 graduates of the Class of 2018, their families, friends and Ingalls instructors and officials.
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 important for many reasons, and that's why she'll continue to push it forward.
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 and Petal Schools one step closer to having safe rooms. Hyde-Smith stepped in and got eight out of 10 rooms approved for the bidding process, and is working on two more.
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 Woodville. The grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.
News Mississippi
Wicker backs Kavanaugh’s nomination
By Steven Gagliano
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has Senator Roger Wicker’s support. 
Wicker was able to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh yesterday, and afterward, the Senator stated that will support his nomination. 
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 include reforms, something Senator Wicker called for his colleagues to consider in order the keep the program financially sustainable.
News Mississippi
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.


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