Photo of American soldiers holding up flag and silhouetted by the sun in the background

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.


MISS. LAWMAKERS PRAISE MULTI-YEAR NAVY CONTRACT AWARD FOR INGALLS SHIPBUILDING

MISS. LAWMAKERS PRAISE MULTI-YEAR NAVY CONTRACT AWARD FOR INGALLS SHIPBUILDING
 

U.S. Navy Awards Contract for 6 Arleigh-Burke Class Ships Worth $5.1 Billion
 

U.S. Navy Awards Contract for 6 Arleigh-Burke Class Ships Worth $5.1 Billion

WASHINGTON – 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 multi-year procurement contract worth more than $5.1 billion for the construction of six DDG-51 Flight III Destroyers at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula.
 
“The Flight III Destroyer program...

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS SENDING DEFENSE FUNDING BILL TO PRESIDENT

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS SENDING DEFENSE FUNDING BILL TO PRESIDENT

Senate Gives Final Okay on FY2019 Defense Appropriations Bill with Mississippi-related Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to complete Senate action on a defense appropriations bill that includes significant funding increases to continue rebuilding America’s military might, while also giving the largest pay raise for U.S. troops in nearly a decade.

Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO SEND DEFENSE POLICY BILL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO SEND DEFENSE POLICY BILL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to send President Trump the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that sets national security policies and authorizes appropriations sought by the President to rebuild America’s military.

The Senate approved the bill (HR.5515) on an 87-10 vote, clearing it to be sent to the President to be signed into law.

“Threats to our national...

Preliminary 116th Roster: Senate Appropriations

CQ Roll Call

Preliminary 116th Roster: Senate Appropriations

CQ News

Following is a preliminary roster for the 116th Congress for the Senate Appropriations Committee, released by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Jan. 3 (Republicans) and by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., on Dec...

Ingalls Shipyard scores $930.8 million contract

Associated Press

Ingalls Shipyard scores $930.8 million contract

Associated Press

Lawmakers say a Mississippi shipyard has been awarded a $930.8 million contract to build the 10th and 11th U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters.

U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep....

Government Shutdown And How It Affects Mississippi

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Government Shutdown And How It Affects Mississippi

By Ashley Norwood, MPB News

Mississippians and congressional leaders are reacting to a federal government's shutdown and how it might interrupt services in the state. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports.

In this sixth...