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Senator Hyde-Smith believes rebuilding infrastructure is key to the future of Mississippi and the nation.  She understands that aging highways, bridges, and basic public works infrastructure represents an impediment to public safety and economic growth.  She includes the need for greater broadband access among these needs.  Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to using her committee assignments to support responsible efforts to improve infrastructure, particularly in rural areas.


Army Corps report supports Mississippi flood-control pumps

Associated Press

Army Corps report supports Mississippi flood-control pumps

By Emily Wagster Pettus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued another report Friday favoring agribusinesses over environmentalists in a decades-long battle over a massive flood control project in the...

Home of civil rights icon Evers named as a national monument

Associated Press

Home of civil rights icon Evers named as a national monument

By Emily Wagster Pettus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The historic home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument, the U.S. interior secretary and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation...

Deadline looms for public input on backwater pump project

Vicksburg Post

Deadline looms for public input on backwater pump project

By John Surratt

As the deadline for public comment nears, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District report receiving a large number of people have responded to its Supplemental Environmental Impact...

Analysis: Mississippi pump proposal evokes strong reactions

Associated Press

Analysis: Mississippi pump proposal evokes strong reactions

By Emily Wagster Pettus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers, rural shopkeepers and Mississippi politicians from both major parties are speaking out to support a proposed flood control project that would pump water from parts of...

HYDE-SMITH HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS TO MISS. AS SENATE APPROVES FY21 FUNDING BILLS, NEW COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE

HYDE-SMITH HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS TO MISS. AS SENATE APPROVES FY21 FUNDING BILLS, NEW COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today highlighted benefits to Mississippi in an omnibus appropriations and COVID-19 relief package approved by the Senate late Monday night. 

The comprehensive package with all 12 FY2021 appropriations bills and $892 billion in targeted pandemic relief (HR.133) now heads to...

HYDE-SMITH HAILS RELEASE OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR YAZOO BACKWATER PUMPS

HYDE-SMITH HAILS RELEASE OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR YAZOO BACKWATER PUMPS

Army Corps Final Pump Plan Marks Significant Progress Toward Flood Protection, Environmental Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith today praised the release of a final U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental document that outlines the flood reduction and environmental benefits of its new Proposed Plan to address catastrophic flooding in the South Mississippi Delta.

The...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH & KELLY ANNOUNCE $24.3 MILLION PROJECT TO RENOVATE ABERDEEN COURTHOUSE

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH & KELLY ANNOUNCE $24.3 MILLION PROJECT TO RENOVATE ABERDEEN COURTHOUSE

Congress Approves Plan to Repair Federal Courthouse Plagued With Mold and Moisture 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Congressman Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) today announced that Congress has approved a $24.3 million plan by the General Services Administration (GSA) to renovate the Thomas G. Abernethy Courthouse in Aberdeen, Miss.

The GSA deemed the...

MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HURRICANE ZETA

MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HURRICANE ZETA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), and Michael Guest (R-Miss.) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump encouraging him to approve Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’ request for a major disaster declaration for Hurricane Zeta.

The damage from the October 28 storm...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH COSPONSOR BILL TO PROTECT MISS. JOBS, COASTAL CONSERVATION

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH COSPONSOR BILL TO PROTECT MISS. JOBS, COASTAL CONSERVATION

Conservation Funding Protection Act Would Secure Offshore Energy Production Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation to protect jobs and energy exploration opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico and the conservation efforts funded by those activities.

The Conservation Funding Protection Act would ensure that American energy producers would...