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U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith to be sworn Sunday

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks during a hearing with the Senate Appropriations...
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks during a hearing with the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/New York Times, Pool via AP)(Anna Moneymaker | AP)
Updated: Jan. 2, 2021 at 12:11 PM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) – United States Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Sunday will take the oath of office to serve Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for the next six years.

Vice President Mike Pence will officiate the swearing-in ceremonies from the Senate floor beginning at 11 a.m. with re-elected and new senators taking the oath in order of seniority.

Hyde-Smith, who will be accompanied by her husband, Michael, and daughter, Anna-Michael, is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Mississippians re-elected Hyde-Smith in November to serve her first full term.

Hyde-Smith is the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in Washington, D.C.

A former Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Hyde-Smith has served in the U.S. Senate since April 2018 after being appointed by then-Gov. Phil Bryant to the fill the seat following U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s retirement.

She won a special election and runoff in November 2018 to fulfill the remaining two years of Cochran’s term.

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