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Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to fulfilling the constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense” of the United States, including by ensuring the availability of the resources necessary to rebuild America’s military and maximize 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.


HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS HISTORIC COVID-19 RELIEF BILL 

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS HISTORIC COVID-19 RELIEF BILL 

Senator Critical of Days-Long Delay as Dems Pushed Liberal Agenda Irrelevant to Fighting Pandemic or Helping the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) tonight voted for historic legislation to provide crucial resources for the U.S. health care system, small businesses, food providers, workers and families as the nation grapples with the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Hyde-Smith, a member of the...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON VOTE FOR CORONAVIRUS FUNDING BILL

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON VOTE FOR CORONAVIRUS FUNDING BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement after her vote to send President Trump the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act:

“The overwhelming vote for this package indicates strong support for a government-wide response to the coronavirus situation, meaning we must have federal, state, and local coordination and cooperation.”

The package, passed on a 96...

MISS. SENATORS ANNOUNCE $122.6 MILLION ARMY CONTRACT FOR HELICOPTER PRODUCTION

MISS. SENATORS ANNOUNCE $122.6 MILLION ARMY CONTRACT FOR HELICOPTER PRODUCTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the award of a $122.6 million U.S. Army contract for the procurement of 15 UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopters, which will be manufactured in Columbus.

The Army awarded the contract to Airbus Helicopters, Inc., with an initial obligation of $61.3 million with the Tuesday contract notice.  All work will be...

GOP senators urge Saudi Arabia to leave OPEC

The Hill

GOP senators urge Saudi Arabia to leave OPEC

By Rachel Frazin

A group of Republican senators are saying that Saudi Arabia should leave OPEC and instead become a “free market energy powerhouse.”

The six senators wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to make this case to...

Contract awarded to build helicopters at Columbus plant 

WTVA-TV Tupelo

Contract awarded to build helicopters at Columbus plant 

By Melvin Carlock 

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The U. S. Army awarded a contract to purchase helicopters built in Columbus.

Sen. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the $122.6 million contact for Airbus Helicopter.

The...

Chief of Naval Operations says connection with Ingalls is solid

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Chief of Naval Operations says connection with Ingalls is solid
 
By Mike Lacy

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - Adm. Michael Gilday has had a long history with Ingalls.

Thirty-seven years ago, he first came here as a midshipman in the Naval Academy, and while in the Navy, he sailed on many...

Tribute to Major Paul. V. Bankston

TRIBUTE TO MAJOR PAUL V. BANKSTON

Congressional Record (Senate - December 13, 2018)

Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Mr. President, I am pleased to commend MAJ Paul V. Bankston for his dedication to duty and service as an Army legislative fellow on my staff. In January 2019, Paul will transfer to the Office of the...

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,...