HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS HIGHEST CIVILIAN DEFENSE MEDAL TO JAY BLOUNT OF GREENVILLE

HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS HIGHEST CIVILIAN DEFENSE MEDAL TO JAY BLOUNT OF GREENVILLE

Blount Only the Second Mississippian to Earn Prestigious Honor Based on his Sacrifices as a Civilian Contractor in Iraq

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PHOTO:  U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith presents Jay Blount of Greenville (center) with the Defense of Freedom medal, the highest Defense Department honor for a civilian.
(From left:  son and daughter-in-law Heath and Megan Blount; grandson Sutton Blount; daughter Jade Melton; Sutton; Hyde-Smith; LTC...

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $59.1 MILLION CONTRACT FOR MISS. TO PRODUCE HELICOPTERS FOR BORDER SECURITY

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $59.1 MILLION CONTRACT FOR MISS. TO PRODUCE HELICOPTERS FOR BORDER SECURITY

Aircraft Produced at Columbus Plant Will Support Customs and Border Protection Missions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light Enforcement Helicopters (LEH) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Customs and...

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $11.4 MILLION FOR RURAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN MISSISSIPPI

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $11.4 MILLION FOR RURAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN MISSISSIPPI

USDA Approves Grant-Loan Funds for Work in Six Mississippi Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $11.4 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and loan guarantees to support water and wastewater infrastructure projects in six Mississippi counties.

Systems in Clay, Coahoma, Lauderdale,...

HYDE-SMITH FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS IN VISIT TO COLUMBUS

HYDE-SMITH FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS IN VISIT TO COLUMBUS

Visiting Local Machinery Company, Miss. Senator Links Road, Bridge Work to Economic Growth

COLUMBUS, Miss. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said economic growth in rural Mississippi requires modern infrastructure, and pointed to new legislation she backs to remove barriers that keep rural communities from benefitting from federal infrastructure resources.

Hyde-Smith used her visit to Thompson Machinery to discuss the...

HYDE-SMITH, GARDNER & TESTER SUCCEED IN EFFORT TO HELP RECRUIT & RETAIN RURAL DOCTORS

HYDE-SMITH, GARDNER & TESTER SUCCEED IN EFFORT TO HELP RECRUIT & RETAIN RURAL DOCTORS

New Federal Rule Follows Legislative Push Sponsored by Hyde-Smith & Others

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today applauded a newly finalized rule to provide reimbursement for time that medical residents spend training at Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), which serve rural communities and face a critical physician shortage.

The three...

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

News Mississippi

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

By Steven Gagliano

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, has announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light...

Indianola Native Jay Blount to Receive Second Ever Civilian Purple Heart

Indianola Enterprise-Tocsin

Indianola Native Jay Blount to Receive Second Ever Civilian Purple Heart

By Mark H. Stowers

A war zone is a war zone.

Both soldiers and civilian contractors put their lives on the line everyday overseas in the fight for America’s freedoms.

For Indianola native Jay Blount,...

Hyde-Smith speaks at legislative luncheon at MGCCC

WXXV-TV Gulfport

Hyde-Smith speaks at legislative luncheon at MGCCC

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By Andrew Scherer

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith made her way down to the Gulf Coast to speak in Gulfport.

The senator spoke today at the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon. Community members from the...

Gardner Succeeds in Effort to Help Recruit and Retain Rural Docs

Holyoke (Colo.) Enterprise

Gardner Succeeds in Effort to Help Recruit and Retain Rural Docs

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) recently applauded the newly finalized Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule to provide reimbursement for time that...

Hyde-Smith Focuses on Infrastructure Needs in Visit to Columbus

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Hyde-Smith Focuses on Infrastructure Needs in Visit to Columbus

by Sara Smith

Visiting Local Machinery Company, Miss. Senator Links Road, Bridge Work to Economic Growth

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said economic growth in rural Mississippi requires...

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...

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,...