Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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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.

In The News

WLOX-TV Biloxi
Hyde-Smith proposes using tariff revenues to fund border wall
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLOX) - U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the introduction of legislation to fund U.S. border security barriers with revenues generated from tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.
News Mississippi
Hyde-Smith receives committee assignments
By Steven Gagliano
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith will serve on four Senate committees during the 116th Congress.
WLOX-TV Biloxi
Sen. Wicker named chairman of commerce committee; Sen. Hyde-Smith expands assignments
By Annie Johnson 
MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was named Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday. As chairman, Wicker will have broad authority over legislation that will impact Mississippi’s future economic prosperity and safety.
Business Insider
The Coast Guard is about to go without pay because of the government shutdown, but its members are still out doing missions
by Christopher Woody
•   The Coast Guard was able to secure enough money for payroll on December 31, despite the government shutdown.
•   But officials say they won't be able to repeat that maneuver for the next payday, January 15, potentially making them the only uniformed military service to go without pay during the shutdown.
CQ Roll Call
Preliminary 116th Roster: Senate Appropriations
CQ News
Following is a preliminary roster for the 116th Congress for the Senate Appropriations Committee, released by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Jan. 3 (Republicans) and by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., on Dec. 13 (Democrats).
Associated Press
Ingalls Shipyard scores $930.8 million contract
Associated Press
Lawmakers say a Mississippi shipyard has been awarded a $930.8 million contract to build the 10th and 11th U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters.
U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, in a news release, said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security contract award to Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula has a total potential value of $1.7 billion.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Government Shutdown And How It Affects Mississippi
By Ashley Norwood, MPB News
Mississippians and congressional leaders are reacting to a federal government's shutdown and how it might interrupt services in the state. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports.
News Mississippi
Congress moves on Criminal Justice Reform
By Alex Paton
Legislation to improve the criminal justice system has been passed in Washington.
Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith voted for the “First Step Act” which they say will address a number of challenges in the criminal justice system while maintaining the safety of the American people.
USA Today
Senate passes First Step Act with push from criminal justice groups; bill goes to House
By Deborah Barfield Berry
WASHINGTON – Alex Gudich and the team from #cut50 weren’t taking any votes for granted. They spent Tuesday knocking on the doors of senators and urging them to support a criminal justice reform bill up for a vote, something they didn't know would happen that night. 
Homeland Preparedness News
Republican lawmakers introduce bill to put financial pressure on Iran
By Dave Kovaleski
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) introduced a bill that would counter Iranian money laundering and financing of terrorism.
The Blocking Iranian Illicit Finance Act would protect the global financial system from Iranian illicit finance and impose maximum financial pressure on Iran.


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Washington, DC 20510
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Jackson, MS  39201
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