Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

National Security

You are here

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

The Katy (Texas) News

Sens. Cruz, Kaine Lead Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Antisemitism 

Associated Press
 
Mississippi company receives contract to make Navy uniforms
 
The Associated Press
 
GOLDEN, Miss. (AP) — A company in northeastern Mississippi will receive nearly $16 million to make U.S. Navy uniforms.
 
Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Thursday announced the 18-month contract award to Golden Manufacturing Co. in Tishomingo County.
 
Marine Link
 
U.S. Dredgers Applaud President for Jones Act Support
 
Wednesday, 1 May: Late this afternoon, President Donald Trump met with Congressional leaders from the Senate and House to discuss U.S. Maritime Policy. On the table was the Jones Act. President Trump assured the Congressional leaders that he is not seeking any changes to the Jones Act, nor is he seeking any waivers.
 
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo
 
Golden Manufacturing awarded $15.9M contract for Navy uniforms
 
Daily Journal
 
GOLDEN • Golden Manufacturing Co. Inc. has been awarded a $15.9 million contract to manufacture uniforms for the U.S. Navy. The 18-month contract, awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency, includes three one-year option periods, and is funded through FY2019-2021 defense working capital funds.
 
It’s the second big contract for Golden in recent weeks.
S&P Global Platts
 
Jones Act defenders say Trump shoots down attempt to weaken shipping law
 
by Meghan Gordon, Maya Weber and Richard Rubin 
 
Washington — At the urging of US lawmakers from oil- and natural gas-producing states, the Trump administration has reportedly halted consideration of a 10-year waiver of the Jones Act shipping rule that prevents LNG tankers from carrying domestic supplies between US cities.
 
Bloomberg News
 
Republicans Coax Trump to Scrap U.S. Ship Waiver Plan for Gas
 
•    Lawmakers from shipbuilding Gulf Coast states meet with Trump
•    White House weighing waivers to facilitate natural gas flows
 
By Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ari Natter
 
WLOX-TV Biloxi
 
Pascagoula shipyard wins $745 million contract from U.S. Coast Guard
 
By Annie Johnson
 
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - VT Halter Marine, Inc. was selected by the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build the next generation of heavy polar icebreakers. The new Polar Security Cutter (PCS) will join the Coast Guard’s icebreaker fleet.
 
The contract, initially valued at $745.9 million, is expected to bring millions of dollars and up to 450 new jobs to the shipyard.
News Mississippi
 
Senators seek expedited consideration of Trump nominees
 
By Alex Paton
 
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith have voted in support of a new effort to overcome ongoing Democratic filibusters of Trump nominees.
 
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Rules Committee, said Democratic obstructionism to hundreds of people nominated by President Trump is having an effect on how federal services are delivered to Mississippians.
 
News Mississippi
 
Raytheon awarded $58 million Navy contract
 
By Steven Gagliano
 
The Raytheon facility in Forest has been awarded a $58 million contract by the U.S. Navy.
 
Raytheon, an industry-leading defense contractor, has been awarded the long-term requirements contract to repair radar systems for F/A-18 Hornet aircraft at their Forest facility. 
 
Roll Call 
 
Library of Congress and Architect of the Capitol both request 2020 funding boosts
 
Katherine Tully-McManus
 
Senate appropriators dug into budget requests from the Architect of the Capitol and Library of Congress on Wednesday at the Legislative Branch subcommittee, with both agencies seeking increases for fiscal 2020.
 
Chairwoman Cindy Hyde-Smith opened the hearing with a warning tone for her first meeting running the panel.
 

Pages

Washington, D.C. Office

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2405
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-5321
 

State Offices

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St., #550
Jackson, MS  39201
Phone (601) 965-4459
Fax (601) 965-4919

Gulfport Office
2012 15th Street, #451
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone (228) 867-9710
Fax (228) 867-9789
 

State Offices

Oxford
911 Jackson Ave., #249
Oxford, MS  38655
Phone (662) 236-1018
Fax (662) 236-7618