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Bennie Thompson's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Bennie G. Thompson
Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 04/13/1993
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: London; 1 Child: BendaLonne
Birth Date: 01/28/1948
Birth Place: Bolton, MS
Home City: Bolton, MS
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
May 28, 2014 USA Freedom Act
May 22, 2014 Thompson Statement on USA FREEDOM Act
April 22, 2014 Thompson Disappointed By Supreme Court Ruling On Affirmative Action
Jan. 23, 2014 Thompson Statement on Privacy Board Report Recommendations for NSA Metadata Program
Jan. 17, 2014 Thompson Statement on Proposed NSA Reforms
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeland Security Subcommittee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
Dec. 16, 2011 Thompson Commends DHS Action Against Discrimination and Racial Profiling
Dec. 16, 2011 Thompson Calls on the Senate to Act on Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board Nominees
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
May 4, 2011 Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Riders
Dec. 21, 2010 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
Dec. 16, 2010 Nominations Made to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Feb. 1, 2008 Congressman Thompson asks Department of Justice to Enforce Voting Rights Act and Prevent Hinds County Circuit Court Judges from Being Appointed
Oct. 22, 2007 Congressional Black Caucus
Oct. 5, 2007 Letter to the President of the United States, George W. Bush
Sept. 6, 2007 Hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security - Turning Spy Satellites on the Homeland
July 13, 2006 Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
July 12, 2006 The Voting Rights Act
June 21, 2006 Congressman Thompson Urges Passage of Voting Rights Renewal
May 12, 2006 Letter to President of the United States of America George W. Bush
Feb. 1, 2006 HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MRS. CORETTA SCOTT KING
Nov. 18, 2005 Placement of Statue of Rosa Parks in National Statuary Hall
Oct. 27, 2005 Pelosi, Colleagues Seek to Protect Voting Rights of Gulf Coast Citizens Affected by Hurricanes
June 21, 2005 Congressman Thompson Calls Killen Verdict 'Justice Delayed'
June 17, 2005 Senate Apology: Long Overdue
June 21, 2004 Recognizing and Encouraging All Americans to Observe 40th Anniversary of the Deaths of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner...
March 3, 2004 Honoring Freedom Rides
Feb. 10, 2004 Anniversary of the Death of Louis Allen
Feb. 10, 2004 Honoring John Hunter Gray
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights
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