Elections

Coast marine life struggling as spillway remains open

Marine life on the Gulf Coast has been depleted following the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway.  The spillway was opened to ease the flooding of the Mississippi River, but the introduction of freshwater into the Mississippi Sound has negatively impacted the populations of shrimp, oysters, crab and even turtles and dolphins.  With the spillway …

Hyde-Smith introduces bill to stop taxpayer funding of abortions

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith along with four other Republican Senators introduced a bill to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion services. U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced the Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act. “Second-party groups and organizations that accept federal funding should …

Hyde-Smith backs breast cancer screening bill

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is cosponsoring legislation to stop a federal recommendation that would limit insurance coverage for women’s access to lifesaving breast cancer screenings. Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019. The measure would require a more permanent moratorium on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) …