U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith 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,” said Hyde-Smith. “I am ready to hit the ground running, and I will do everything I can to represent the needs of all Mississippians. 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 and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant also participated in the historic swearing-in ceremonies.
Watch the video below as Vice President Mike Pence swears in U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) April 9, 2018
Governor Phil Bryant added his congratulations to Hyde-Smith saying he was proud to witness her swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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.