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

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Rosedale Ports Given Funding for Dredging
By Courtney Warren
On Monday, the Corps of Engineers released its FY2018 Work Plan, which outlines additional funding for ongoing Civil Works projects, investing an additional $55.9 million in Mississippi to support infrastructure improvements throughout the state. 
The Associated Press
US engineers plan millions in Mississippi water projects
By Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a work plan that includes nearly $56 million of water projects during this budget year in Mississippi, including some for flood control.
The state's two Republican U.S. senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, said Tuesday that the projects will improve the quality of life.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Opinion | Why does Congress quit in August?
Cindy Hyde-Smith, Guest columnist 
The congressional tradition of escaping the nation’s capital in August dates back to the time before air conditioning when Senators would race home before the summer heat reached its peak.
I’ve got an advantage over many of my colleagues because we in Mississippi know something about summer heat.
News Mississippi
EPA administrator gives $2M to improve Mississippi water quality
By Alex Paton
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt joined over 50 farmers and landowners to announce two Gulf of Mexico Program grants totaling $2 million. During his time in the Mississippi Delta, Pruitt also toured Big River Farms and met with members of Mississippi agriculture community to discuss pollinator health and water quality.

Broadcasting & Cable

Senators Challenge FCC Rural Broadband Map

By John Eggerton

Senators from both sides of the aisle are expressing concerns about the coverage map the FCC is planning to use to decide where to put more than $4.5 billion in rural broadband subsidies, and they want more time to challenge the agency's findings.

Delta Council e-News
Senator Hyde-Smith Champions Bill to Extend Duck Season and Benefit Vets
Senator Hyde-Smith talks rural healthcare in Mississippi
By Alex Paton
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith participated in a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee hearing this week to question Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about his agency’s FY2019 budget request and how to help improve healthcare for Mississippians living in rural areas.
Hyde-Smith: workforce training to stimulate job growth in state
By Alex Paton
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said workforce training and development is necessary to boost Mississippi’s economic growth, a significant portion of which is based on small businesses doing well.
Last week Hyde-Smith visited Mississippi Delta Community College to be updated on the workforce training capabilities of the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center.

Press Releases



WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to fully fund government operations through an appropriations package that makes strong investments in border security and funds other priorities for Mississippi.

Senate Approves Natural Resources Management Act Package with Provisions Allowing States to Extend Federal Duck Hunting Season


Washington, D.C. Office

113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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
Fax (662) 236-7618