Cindy Hyde-Smith Takes Oath Of Office As U.S. Senator


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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