Cindy (Cindy) Hyde-Smith (R)

US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy (Cindy) Hyde-Smith (R)
Web Site - Twitter

Capitol: 202.224.5054
FAX: 202.224.5321
District: 601.965.4459
Room 702 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2405
2012 15th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Residence:Brookhaven, MS

Committee Assignments

RM MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Co-ChairJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Co-ChairSenate Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Nursing Caucus
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight
FC MemberSenate Chicken Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSenate Navy Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
FC MemberSenate Values Action Team
FC MemberGlobal Internet Freedom Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Seapower
MemberSenate Committee on Armed Services
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Airland
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberSenate Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberSenate Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberSenate Friends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberSenate Special Operations Forces Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberSenate Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Administration
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
FC MemberTennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Space and Science
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberSenate Republican High Tech Task Force
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
Co-ChairCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus


Cindy Hyde-Smith is the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in the Washington. Initially appointed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in April 2018 to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by long-time Senator Thad Cochran, Hyde-Smith won a special election for the U.S. Senate in November 2018. She has established herself as Senator committed to conservative principles as she works for all Mississippians. In the 116th Congress, Hyde-Smith serves on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Committee on Rules and Administration. On the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hyde-Smith serves on six subcommittees, including- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Homeland Security; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch, on which she serves as chairman.. Prior to becoming a U.S. Senator for Mississippi, Hyde-Smith was elected to the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce in 2011, and easily won reelection in 2015. Before leading the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Hyde-Smith served 12 years in the Mississippi State Senate, including eight years as chairman of the Agriculture Committee. As a legislator, Hyde-Smith championed policies to promote and protect all facets of the agriculture industry. She fought to protect private property rights, supported tort reform, and earned respect for her advocacy of conservative budget and pro-business initiatives. She has a strong social conservative voting record, and a 100 percent pro-life rating. Hyde-Smith is a lifetime member of the NRA. As Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Hyde-Smith worked to ensure fairness and equity in the marketplace and protect Mississippians through sound regulatory practices. She successfully streamlined government regulations to ease the financial burden on Mississippi farmers and small businesses. Her tenure was also highlighted by her efforts to reopen Chinese markets for American beef exports, advocate for country-of-origin food labeling, and ensure the USDA food safety standards for imported catfish. Under her leadership, the agency has been recognized as a "model agency" in terms of effectiveness and budget control. Hyde-Smith held agency spending below 1 percent growth her entire tenure. Hyde-Smith previously received numerous awards and honors for her work as a legislator and champion of agriculture, including the highest grade for a strong pro-business and fiscally conservative voting record from the Business and Industry Political Education Committee. Additionally, Hyde-Smith has received the Agriculture Legislator of the Year Award from the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, the Ambassador Award from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, the Achievement Award from Delta Council, and the Outstanding Service to Small Farmers Award from Alcorn State University. Hyde-Smith a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi, and maintains close affiliations with the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, Lincoln County Forestry Association, Lincoln County Livestock Association, and the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association. Hyde-Smith and her husband Mike have a daughter, Anna-Michael. They reside in Brookhaven and are active members of Macedonia Baptist Church. A fifth-generation farming family, the Senator's family raises beef cattle and are partners in a local stockyard auction market in Brookhaven.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Michael (Mike) L. Smith