Senator Hyde-Smith cherishes the diversity of the people of Mississippi and celebrates their accomplishments—both past and present.


HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL TO RETIRED AIR FORCE VETERAN

HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL TO RETIRED AIR FORCE VETERAN

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PHOTO:  (left to right) LTC Deidre D. Smith, Mississippi National Guard; Air Force SMSgt Gary L. Benton (Ret) and his wife Melanie; and Senator Hyde-Smith.

JACKSON, Miss. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today presented Pearl resident Gary L. Benton, Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired) with a Vietnam Service Medal.  Benton earned the honor in recognition of his service during military operations...

ESSAY: WOMEN WON THE RIGHT TO VOTE 100 YEARS AGO & CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS

NOTE:  U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) was invited to submit this essay to the Smithsonian Institution as part of its commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  As part of the National Museum of American History’s “Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage” exhibit, Hyde-Smith was asked to reflect on what this anniversary means to her and the future.  The essay will be available on the Smithsonian website on Aug. 18, 2020.

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HYDE-SMITH HAILS MISS. HEROES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS SENATE WEIGHS ADDED RELIEF MEASURES

HYDE-SMITH HAILS MISS. HEROES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS SENATE WEIGHS ADDED RELIEF MEASURES

Senator Cites an Array of Mississippians in Floor Speech Highlighting Extra Steps Taken to Battle the Pandemic

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VIDEO CLIP:  Senator Hyde-Smith Praises Heroic Work by Mississippians During Pandemic.
FULL VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Floor Speech.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Senate considers new COVID-19 relief measures, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today delivered a speech praising the extra steps...

Women Senators Reflect on the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage

Smithsonian Magazine

Women Senators Reflect on the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage

Twenty-four lawmakers shared testimonials with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
 
By Meilan Solly, SMITHSONIANMAG.COM

When suffragist Jeannette Rankin was elected to the United States House of...

Women won the right to vote 100 years ago & continue to make progress

The Clinton Courier

Women won the right to vote 100 years ago & continue to make progress

By U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)

In 1980, I voted in my first presidential election. I remember the feeling of excitement walking into my local polling location in Monticello, Mississippi. I was able...

Tribute to Woods Eastland

TRIBUTE TO WOODS EASTLAND

Congressional Record (Senate – March 23, 2019)

Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Mr. President, I am pleased to commend Woods Eastland of Indianola, MS, for his service and contributions while serving as the 83rd president of Delta Council.

Founded in 1935, Delta Council is a widely...

Honoring Durell Wade

HONORING DURELL WADE 

Congressional Record -- (Senate - December 06, 2018)

Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Mr. President, 77 years after being killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, AD2 Durell Wade of Calhoun County, MS, will be laid to rest in the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

On December 7, 1941,...