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Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to abide by the constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense” of the United States, including the necessary need to rebuild America’s military and readiness.

Senator Hyde-Smith is proud of Mississippi’s enduring support of the Armed Forces.  She is committed to strengthening the state’s significant contributions to national defense, including Air Force bases and Navy installations, the Army National Guard’s primary mobilization installation, a premiere Special Operations training center, a leading Air Force aeromedical evacuation unit, numerous National Guard installations, and Department of Defense supercomputer capabilities.

Senator Hyde-Smith is also grateful for the work of defense industry employees in Mississippi to produce the best equipment and services for the men and women who protect our nation.


MISS. DELEGATION COSPONSORS RESOLUTION HONORING SEABEES FOUNDING 

MISS. DELEGATION COSPONSORS RESOLUTION HONORING SEABEES FOUNDING 

Bipartisan, Bicameral Measure Expresses Gratitude for Seabees’ Contributions to State, Nation & World

WASHINGTON, D.C. – All members of the Mississippi congressional delegation have cosponsored a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing the 82nd anniversary of the United States Naval Construction Force, known as the Seabees, and thanking them for their service to our country.

The introduction of the resolution (S.Res.650 an...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON SUPPRESSED MAYORKAS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON SUPPRESSED MAYORKAS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who has traveled twice to the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years as a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding the Democratic-led suppression of the impeachment trial for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas:

“Senate Democrats insulted the United States Senate as an institution and, more importantly...

BORDER SECURITY

BORDER SECURITY

Congressional Record Vol. 169, No. 16
(Senate - January 25, 2023) PDF

  Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Madam President, I started the new year by joining 
Senator Blackburn of Tennessee and our new colleague Senator Britt of 
Alabama on a recent tour of the Del Rio Border Sector in Texas.

  We...

MISSISSIPPI CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES AIR FORCE TO SELECT KEY FIELD AS THE FUTURE HOME FOR THE NEW KC-46 AIRCRAFT

MISSISSIPPI CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES AIR FORCE TO SELECT KEY FIELD AS THE FUTURE HOME FOR THE NEW KC-46 AIRCRAFT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mississippi Congressional Delegation is urging Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall to consider Key Field in Meridian as the future home of the new KC-46 aircraft, a military refueling and strategic transport plane.

Key Field is already home to KC-135 planes, which are air refueling tankers that provide rapid global mobility and combat support to the...

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FINAL APPROVAL OF BILL THAT WILL FUND MILITARY WORK IN MISSISSIPPI

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FINAL APPROVAL OF BILL THAT WILL FUND MILITARY WORK IN MISSISSIPPI

Hyde-Smith Outlines How FY24 Defense Spending Bill Benefits Mississippi 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today supported final passage of a defense spending measure that increases overall national security funding for the nation and supports defense-related work in Mississippi.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH OPPOSE LABOR DEPT. RULE THAT COULD HARM MISS. APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH OPPOSE LABOR DEPT. RULE THAT COULD HARM MISS. APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Miss. Senators, Colleagues Seek Withdrawal of Proposed One-Size-Fits-All Washington Mandates 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) have joined colleagues in seeking the withdrawal of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rule that would impose new one-size-fits-all Washington mandates on registered apprenticeship programs in Mississippi and across the...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON JAN. 2023 BORDER TRIP & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON JAN. 2023 BORDER TRIP & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding the January 2023 trip she took with U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) to the U.S.-Mexico border at Del Rio, Texas, where they learned about the ramifications of Biden administration border policies, including human trafficking.  

“I applaud Senator Britt and others who continue to raise awareness to the horrors of human...

HYDE-SMITH: ENERGY & WATER FUNDING BILL PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR MISS. HARBORS, PORTS, LEVEES & INFRASTRUCTURE

HYDE-SMITH: ENERGY & WATER FUNDING BILL PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR MISS. HARBORS, PORTS, LEVEES & INFRASTRUCTURE

Miss. Senator Advances Miss. Interests as Member of Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to send the White House the FY2024 Energy and Water Development (EWD) Appropriations Bill, which will direct more than $195.9 million to Mississippi in support of specifically-authorized U.S. Army Corps of...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR BILL DIRECTING $53M TO MISS. FOR MILITARY INSTALLATION IMPROVEMENTS

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR BILL DIRECTING $53M TO MISS. FOR MILITARY INSTALLATION IMPROVEMENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted for final passage of a funding measure that will direct more than $53 million in FY2024 military construction dollars to installations in Mississippi.

Hyde-Smith said Mississippi facilities will benefit from the additional $2.0 billion over the President budget that Congress agreed in...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON BIDEN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON BIDEN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement in response to the State of the Union address delivered by President Biden:

“President Biden’s attempt to sell us a rosy picture of the state of our union will not work because the American people are not fooled by the President’s blame shifting on high prices, crime, or border security.  We know that President Biden’s leadership and policies...