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

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
US Senator Hyde-Smith pledges support for Supreme Court nominee
By WDAM Staff
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) pledged to advocate for the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Hyde-Smith met with Kavanaugh on Wednesday.
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Contract awarded for border protection helicopters to be built in MS
By WDAM Staff
WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, U.S Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith applauded the award of a $45.9 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement contract for custom and border protection helicopters that will be built in Mississippi. 
The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith.
Hub City Spokes
$7.3m Approved for Safe Rooms in Forrest Co., Petal
By Haskel Burns 
Eight more safe rooms are on the way to Petal and Forrest County schools, as state officials recently announced the approval of $7.3 million to fund the construction of the rooms around the school districts.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo
Tupelo FD awarded FEMA grant
By William Moore 
TUPELO – Friday the 13th was not bad luck for the Tupelo Fire Department, as the department was notified it would receive a long-awaited Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
The $72,749 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow the city to install advanced source capture exhaust systems at six fire stations to reduce the harmful effects of diesel exhaust fumes.
DeSoto Times-Tribune
Southaven Fire gets federal grant
By Bob Bakken
The Southaven Fire Department will be using federal money to help make two of its fire stations safer with the eventual goal of doing the same thing at all of the city fire stations. 
Southaven joined Columbus and Tupelo fire departments in receiving a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the FY2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.
News Mississippi
$7.6M in FEMA grants make Mississippi safer
By Alex Paton
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced the approval of $7.3 million to construct eight additional safe rooms in Forrest County. An additional award of$331,989 in FEMA grants will be given to the Columbus, Southaven, and Tupelo fire departments to install exhaust capture systems in their fire stations.
News Mississippi
Hyde-Smith condemns calls to dissolve ICE agency
By Alex Paton
Along with 15 others, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has cosponsored a resolution condemning efforts by congressional Democrats to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

WCBI-TV Columbus

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith: ‘Secure, Safe’ Border is Vital

By Allie Martin - July 4, 2018

JACINTO, Miss. (WCBI) – A U.S. Senator from Mississippi says it’s vital to have a secure southern border.

Republican Cindy Hyde Smith, (R) Mississippi, says she has visited with farmers who live on the U.S. – Mexico border, adding, the farmers face constant threats by the Mexican drug cartels.

Senator Hyde-Smith said it’s unfortunate that families are being separated because of a ‘broken’ immigration system.

GOP Senator Pushes Bill Barring State, Municipal Usage of Federal Funds for Gun Registries
By AWR Hawkins
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is pushing the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) to prevent Democrat-controlled states and municipalities from using federal funding to create or gun registries.
News Mississippi
NRA backs Senator Hyde-Smith’s bill
By Steven Gagliano
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds by states, cities or other organizations to keep gun registries.


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