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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 ISSUES 2020 INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES 2020 INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith’s 2020 Independence Day Message.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued a statement recognizing the nation’s 244th birthday, noting the challenges facing the nation and the American determination to make things better for future generations.

“We are a nation facing many challenges, but that will not deter us from continuing to work together to make our nation even stronger for new...

HYDE-SMITH FILES GOLD STAR WEEK RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN

HYDE-SMITH FILES GOLD STAR WEEK RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN

Bipartisan Resolution Sets Sept. 20-26 Remembrance Week Leading Up to Gold Star Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, today filed a resolution designating Sept. 20-26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week” to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces.

Gold Star Families Remembrance Week precedes Gold Star Mother’s Day,...

MISS. LAWMAKERS PRAISE $936 MILLION NAVY CONTRACT FOR INGALLS 

MISS. LAWMAKERS PRAISE $936 MILLION NAVY CONTRACT FOR INGALLS 
 
U.S. Navy Exercises Option to Procure Additional Arleigh-Burke Class Destroyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today praised the award of a $936.0 million contract to construct a DDG-51 Flight III Destroyer at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula.

“Today’s announcement from the U.S. Navy is a huge vote of confidence for the talented shipyard...

Trump Signs Order To Reduce Regulatory Delays

Waterways Journal

Trump Signs Order To Reduce Regulatory Delays

By Jim Myers

Washington, D.C.—President Donald Trump, who has made regulatory reform a hallmark of his administration, signed another executive order directing federal agencies, including those important to the waterways industry, to...

More support to award Woody Williams with Presidential Medal of Freedom

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More support to award Woody Williams with Presidential Medal of Freedom

By WSAZ News Staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Another elected official is putting his support behind the effort to award Hershel "Woody" Williams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

According to a...

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,...