Cindy Hyde-Smith on Government Reform
Reverse one-size-fits-all rules on livestock haulers
Hyde-Smith has cosponsored legislation to make regulatory changes for livestock haulers, who face strict rules regarding electronic monitoring and hours of service. The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act (S.2938) would require the
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to change its rule mandating rest time for livestock haulers,
which would put livestock at risk during summer and winter months. "The 150-mile limit and mandatory rest time regulations are out of touch with the realities of transporting livestock.
They are another example of the government making the mistake of trying to impose one-size-fits all regulations," said Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Source: Senate press release on 2020 Mississippi Senate campaign
, Jun 27, 2019
Require voter ID before voting
Q: Support voting rules that prioritize preventing the possibility of fraud, even if they limit access?
Mike Espy (D): Probable No. Says "I stand firmly for civil rights, voting rights & women's rights."
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Yes.
Voted for legislation requiring specific forms of voter identification in order to vote.
Chris McDaniel (R): Yes. Helped defeat bill giving felons the right to vote & instituting early voting. Instead, pushed for a stronger voter-ID bill.
Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election
, Oct 9, 2018
Voted NO on two articles of impeachment against Trump.
Hyde-Smith voted NAY Impeachment of President Trump
RESOLUTION: Impeaching Donald Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.
ARTICLE I: ABUSE OF POWER: Using the powers of his high office, Pres. Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 US Presidential election. He did so through a course of conduct that includedThese actions were consistent with Pres. Trump's previous invitations of foreign interference in US elections.
- Pres. Trump--acting both directly and through his agents--corruptly solicited the Government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations into a political opponent, former Vice President Joseph Biden; and a discredited theory promoted by Russia alleging that Ukraine--rather than Russia--interfered in the 2016 US Presidential election.
- With the same corrupt motives, Pres. Trump conditioned two official acts on the public announcements that he had requested: (A) the release of $391 million that Congress had appropriated for the purpose of providing vital military and security assistance to Ukraine to oppose Russian aggression; and (B) a head of state meeting at the White House,
which the President of Ukraine sought.
- Faced with the public revelation of his actions, Pres. Trump ultimately released the [funds] to the Government of Ukraine, but has persisted in openly soliciting Ukraine to undertake investigations for his personal political benefit.
ARTICLE II: OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS:These actions were consistent with Pres. Trump's previous efforts to undermine US Government investigations into foreign interference in US elections.
Source: Supreme Court case ImpeachK argued on Dec 18, 2019
- Pres. Trump defied a lawful subpoena by withholding the production of documents sought [by Congress];
- defied lawful subpoenas [for] the production of documents and records;
- and directed current and former Executive Branch officials not to cooperate with the Committees.
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