Resolution would recognize Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Published 8:19 am Saturday, January 20, 2024

JACKSON — Mississippi Senators Dean Kirby and Jason Barrett introduced a Concurrent Resolution to recognize US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Friday. SC509 would recognize Hyde-Smith as the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in Washington D.C. 

Under SC509, Mississippi’s Legislature would extend the recognition. Hyde-Smith was voted into office in 2020 after serving two years in Thad Cochern’s seat. 

She currently 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. The resolution points out the highlights of her work thus far. 

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Hyde-Smith helped pass the 2018 Farm Bill, crop insurance for flood prone areas, secured funding for Chronic Wasting Disease research across the country and at Mississippi State University. She previously served as Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce and in the Mississippi state senate. 

SC509 was referred to the Senate Rules Committee Friday.