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

(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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