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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.


HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS RESOLUTION CONDEMNING DEMOCRATIC EFFORT TO ABOLISH U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS RESOLUTION CONDEMNING DEMOCRATIC EFFORT TO ABOLISH U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
 
Resolution Expresses Strong Support for ICE Work to Secure U.S. Borders
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored a resolution condemning efforts by congressional Democrats to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 
The resolution (S.Res.572) denounces calls to dissolve ICE and expresses continued support for the immigration...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $7.3 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT EIGHT SAFE ROOMS IN PETAL, HATTIESBURG & BROOKLYN

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $7.3 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT EIGHT SAFE ROOMS IN PETAL, HATTIESBURG & BROOKLYN
 
With this Award, FEMA has Approved Funding for 10 Safe Rooms in Forrest County since January

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the approval of $7.3 million to construct eight additional safe rooms in Forrest County.
 
All eight safe rooms will be constructed at various...

HYDE-SMITH: $45.9 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION HELICOPTERS

HYDE-SMITH:  $45.9 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION HELICOPTERS
 
Aircraft Produced at Columbus Plant Will Support CBP Law Enforcement

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today applauded the award of a $45.9 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement contract for seven Light Enforcement Helicopters (LEH), which will be manufactured in Mississippi.
 
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the LEH aircraft...

HYDE-SMITH BACKS STOP DANGEROUS SANCTUARY CITIES ACT

HYDE-SMITH BACKS STOP DANGEROUS SANCTUARY CITIES ACT

Senator Also Cosponsors Kate’s Law Bill to Establish Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Illegal Reentry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation to protect American citizens by penalizing cities, counties, and states that adopt so-called “sanctuary city” policies.

The Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S.87) would deny certain federal funding to jurisdictions with sanctuary policies that obstruct...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to beat the midnight expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program, sending a four-month extension to President Trump.

The Senate voted 86-12 to extend the NFIP through Nov. 30, 2018.  The measure (S.1182) passed the House last week.  It does not include any reforms to the system.

“Many Mississippians rely on the National Flood Insurance Program.  It won’t...

WICKER & HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $852K IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER & HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $852K IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Miss. Senators Applaud FEMA Grants for Fire Departments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.
“Continual...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR LARGEST DEFENSE FUNDING INCREASE IN 15 YEARS

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR LARGEST DEFENSE FUNDING INCREASE IN 15 YEARS

Senate Passes FY2019 Defense Appropriations Bill with Mississippi-related Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of a bill that gives the Defense Department its largest funding increase in 15 years, a key step in supporting President Trump’s commitment to rebuild America’s military.

The Senate on Thursday approved the FY2019 Defense Appropriations Bill, which also funds...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ENCOURAGE TREASURY DEPT. TO BLOCK IRAN’S ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ENCOURAGE TREASURY DEPT. TO BLOCK IRAN’S ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES

‘The Administration’s Maximum Pressure Campaign Will Not Succeed if the Islamic Republic Remains Connected’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) are encouraging the U.S. Treasury Department to deny Iran access to critical international financial services as part of President Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign to rein in the terrorist state.

The Mississippi...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $1.86 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $1.86 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Miss. Senators Applaud FEMA Grants for Fire Departments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the award of $1,858,824 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to fire departments in Biloxi, Purvis, Iuka, Soso, Laurel, Ellisville, Carthage, Cleveland, and Brandon. 
The grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $6.98 MILLION GRANT FOR HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOLS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $6.98 MILLION GRANT FOR HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOLS

FEMA Grant to Support Wind Retrofit Work on Eight Schools Damaged by Hurricane Katrina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Representative Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the award of $6,976,600 to the Harrison County School District to complete a roof hardening project at eight schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

“This grant continues important...