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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.


WICKER, HYDE–SMITH ANNOUNCE $3.18 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER, HYDE–SMITH ANNOUNCE $3.18 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Miss. Senators Applaud FEMA Grants for Fire Departments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the award of $3,175,628 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to fire departments in throughout Mississippi.

The grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to departments in Byram,...

HYDE-SMITH CALLS FOR “ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK APPROACH” TO FIGHTING MISSISSIPPI'S OPIOID PROBLEM

HYDE-SMITH CALLS FOR “ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK APPROACH” TO FIGHTING MISSISSIPPI'S OPIOID PROBLEM
In DeSoto County, U.S. Senator Highlights Public’s Role in “Take Back” Safe Medication Disposal Service
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OLIVE BRANCH, MISS. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today encouraged the public to take advantage of safe medication disposal sites as part of an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to fighting the growing opioid epidemic...

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $97.1 MILLION TO PREPARE FOR 11th NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTER CONSTRUCTION IN PASCAGOULA

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $97.1 MILLION TO PREPARE FOR 11th NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTER CONSTRUCTION IN PASCAGOULA

Homeland Security Dept. Awards Long Lead-Time Materials Contract to Ingalls in Pascagoula

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the award of a $97.1 million long lead-time materials contract for construction of an 11th U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC).

The U.S. Department of Homeland...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR FAA REAUTHORIZATION, FIVE-YEAR MEASURE HEADED TO WHITE HOUSE

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR FAA REAUTHORIZATION, FIVE-YEAR MEASURE HEADED TO WHITE HOUSE

Legislation Important to Local Miss. Airports, Ongoing Leadership in Unmanned Aerial System Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and important programs for the operation of local airport facilities throughout Mississippi.

The Senate on Wednesday voted 93-6 to complete congressional work on the...

HYDE-SMITH ENCOURAGES MISSISSIPPIANS TO HONOR VETERANS, PAST & PRESENT

HYDE-SMITH ENCOURAGES MISSISSIPPIANS TO HONOR VETERANS, PAST & PRESENT
 
Miss. Senator Points to WWI Centennial to Acknowledge the Debt Owed to Veterans

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of observances in Mississippi and around the nation, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss) released the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day 2018 and to thank service members for their dedication to the United States of America:
 
“This Veterans Day 2018 is extra special.  Exactly 100 years ago on the...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR U.S. COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR U.S. COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT

Senate Measure Takes Strong Steps to Eliminate Government Red Tape on Ballast Discharge Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted for legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Coast Guard and establish a framework for it to enforce national ballast water discharge rules for vessels.

The Senate passed the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 by a 94-6 vote. ...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL
 

Bipartisan Federal Initiative Follows Mississippi Efforts to Reduce Inmate Recidivism, Reform Sentencing Guidelines
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Tuesday night voted in favor of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation aimed at reducing inmate recidivism and reforming federal sentencing guidelines while protecting the public.
 

The First Step Act of 2018 (S.3649) would authorize programs to...

HYDE-SMITH PROPOSES USING TARIFF REVENUES TO FUND BORDER BARRIERS

HYDE-SMITH PROPOSES USING TARIFF REVENUES TO FUND BORDER BARRIERS

Legislation Targets 50 Percent of Revenue from Tariffs on Chinese Products for Border Security Purposes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the introduction of legislation to fund U.S. border security barriers with revenues generated from tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.
 
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, introduced the Border, Law...

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION TO MISS. SHIPBUILDER FOR POLAR ICEBREAKER ENGINEERING STUDIES

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION TO MISS. SHIPBUILDER FOR POLAR ICEBREAKER ENGINEERING STUDIES

Homeland Security Dept. Contract to VT Halter Marine Advances U.S. Coast Guard Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1 million contract for work in Mississippi to support production engineering studies for the U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC) acquisition program.
 
The U.S. Department of...

HYDE-SMITH REINTRODUCES BILL TO PROHIBIT USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES

HYDE-SMITH REINTRODUCES BILL TO PROHIBIT USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES

Ten Senators Cosponsor GRIP Act to Protect Gun Owners’ Privacy Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today reintroduced the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) to ensure federal funding cannot be used by states, localities, or any other organization to maintain gun registries.
 
The GRIP Act (S.351) would clarify existing law that prohibits the use of any...