Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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Senator Hyde-Smith believes the Unites States is strong when agriculture and rural America are strong.  The Senator understands the unique challenges faced by rural Mississippi to provide residents with basic services, infrastructure, education, and health care.  She supports policies that will allow rural communities to expand economically.  The federal government should not be a roadblock to the growth and wellbeing of rural America.

In The News

WJTV-TV, Jackson
Mississippi gets $38M in federal transportation grants
By Liz Carroll 
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced $38-million in federal transportation grants for Mississippi.
The monies were awarded under the BUILD (Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development) grant program.
Twenty-five million will be used to widen Mississippi 19 to four lanes stretching from Meridian to Philadelphia.
American Banker
Lawmakers join opposition to SBA poultry lending plan
By John Reosti
Opposition continues to mount to a Small Business Administration proposal critics fear would significantly reduce the flow of government-backed loans to poultry farmers.
News Mississippi
Army Corps invests in 15 Mississippi water projects
By Brittany Land
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will invest an additional $22.5 million on 15 projects in Mississippi, including $3.0 million for a Vicksburg wastewater project and millions for dredging at ports in Gulfport, Pascagoula, Vicksburg, and Greenville.
The Daily Caller
Senators Rally Support for Small Business Saturday
By Molly Prince 
Senators from both sides of the aisle urged constituents on Saturday to shop at small businesses in support of their local communities in what has become the annual shopping holiday known as Small Business Saturday.
Hub City Spokes
Forrest General Awarded $472k for Telemedicine Equipment
By Staff Reports
Forrest County General Hospital is one of four state groups who will split a $1.9 million award to support distance learning and telemedicine program in 15 Mississippi counties.
FGH’s take is $472,835, which will help the hospital purchase telemedicine equipment to expand the hospital’s service area in eight counties in South Mississippi. 
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Mississippi politicians recognized with Friend of Farm Bureau Awards
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Several Mississippi elected officials were recognized with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, which is designed to recognize U.S. Senators and Representatives who vote to pass key legislation identified by the American Farm Bureau Federation 70 percent of the time.

WJTV-TV Jackson

Wood Pellet Plant Ribbon Cutting in Copiah County

By Andrew Harrison 

GALLMAN, Miss. - The goals are to find new markets for first-cut timber and add jobs in both manufacturing and trucking.

Ground will be broken on an Alternative Energy Development at 1:00 p.m., October 31, in the Gallman Industrial Park.

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith will join Copiah County leaders for the groundbreaking.

The plant was last used in 1992.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 
'Get on the Grid': New website designed to fill jobs, keep skilled workers in Mississippi
By Dillon Mullan
Belden - Both of Mississippi’s senators were at Itawamba Community College’s Belden Campus on Monday for the launch of “Get on the Grid MS” a website designed to connect high school students with career opportunities within the state.


Northeast Mississippi Congressional Delegation Takes Questions From Students At ‘State Of The District’

Daily Journal

State, local issues get spotlight at ICC

By Caleb Bedillion

FULTON • Jobs training and rural development were major themes as a trio of federal lawmakers evaluated the state of Mississippi and of the 1st Congressional District.

Sen. Roger Wicker, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Rep. Trent Kelly gathered on Monday at the Fulton campus of Itawamba Community College.

Perhaps with a nod to the setting, education and jobs training took the spotlight.


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

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