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Hyde-Smith takes over for Cochran, becomes first woman to represent Mississippi in U.S. Senate

April 9, 2018

(The following press release and photo were submitted from the office of U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.  Seen in the photo are, from left to right, Gov. Phil Bryant; Hyde-Smith; Michael Smith, her husband; Vice President Mike Pence, and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.)

 

 


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today became the first female to represent Mississippians in the United States Senate.


Hyde-Smith was sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence, who also officiated at a ceremonial enactment of the process.  Hyde-Smith was accompanied by her husband, Michael, and daughter, Anna Michael.


“It is a great honor to serve Mississippi as its first female United States Senator.  I am ready to hit the ground running, and I will do everything I can to represent the needs of all Mississippians,” Hyde-Smith said.  “I’m excited to work with my colleagues to advance President Trump’s policies and advance the needs of our state and the nation.”


U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant also participated in today’s historic swearing-in ceremonies.


Hyde-Smith will begin work as a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

 

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