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June 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Hon. León Rodriguez, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services - Address H-2A Agriculture Worker Delays Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Hon. León Rodriguez, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services - Address H-2A Agriculture Worker Delays Rep. Gregg Harper Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the House Homeland Security Department - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on "Transparency, Trust and Verification: Measuring Effectiveness and Situational Awareness along the Border" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Taking Tough Action Rep. Steven Palazzo Unknown
Feb. 3, 2016 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration through U.S. Refugee & Visa Programs Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - ICE Raids Targeting Families Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Palazzo Supports Bill to Pause Refugee Program Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Halt Acceptance of Refugees Rep. Trent Kelly Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Halt Acceptance of Refugees Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Ranking Members Schiff, Thompson and Lofgren Joint Statement on Syrian Refugee Bill on House Floor Tomorrow Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Palazzo Bill Gives States Authority to Refuse Refugees Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2015 Thompson Statement on Refugee Vetting Process Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Ranking Members Thompson, Schiff and Lofgren Joint Statement on Syrian Refugee Bill on House Floor Tomorrow Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 5, 2015 Letter to Chairman Pete Sessions, Committee on Rules - Urging Committee to Remove DACA Language from NDAA Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Allegations of Special Access and Political Influence at the Department of Homeland Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
April 27, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Leadership Challenges at the Department of Homeland Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Thompson Statement on DHS Inspector General's Report Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Hearing of the Border and Martime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Combating Terrorist Travel: Does the Visa Waiver Program Keep the Nation Safe? Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
March 4, 2015 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Computer General of the United States - Review of the DHS Expenditures on Executive Action Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 Palazzo Opposes Amnesty Funding Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 Palazzo Says Senate Surrendered Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, and Steve Scalise, Majority Whip of the House of Representatives - Executive Action on Immigration Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2015 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Debate Blocking Rep. Gregg Harper Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2015 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Debate Blocking Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Funding the Department of Homeland Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2015 Conservative Solutions for America Rep. Steven Palazzo Unknown
Jan. 27, 2015 CBP Must Improve Supply Chain Security Policies Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Bringing H.R. 240 to the Floor Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Thompson Statement on GOP Border Bill Being Pulled Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2015 Statement of Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson: Full Committee Markup - H.R. 399 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2015 Thompson Statement on Republican Border Bill Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Statement of Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson: Committee Organizational Meeting Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Palazzo Says No to Executive Amnesty Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Rep. Harper's Statement on Passage of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Rep. Gregg Harper Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Palazzo Says No to Executive Amnesty Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2015 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 185, Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 240, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2014 Palazzo Votes to Stop Executive Amnesty Action Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Thompson Statement on Right Wing Plans for Homeland Security Funding Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Open Borders: The Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2014 Newsletter: An Abuse of Power Rep. Gregg Harper Unknown
Nov. 20, 2014 Thompson Statement on Immigration Action Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Palazzo Statement on the President's Executive Action Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Thompson Urges Minority Investment in Immigration Reform Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Promise On Immigration Reform Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. Military? Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2014 Hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee and the Research and Technology Subcommittee on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Strategy and Mission of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2014 Newsletter: A Border Calamity Rep. Gregg Harper Unknown
July 31, 2014 Providing for Consideration of HR 5230, Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014; Providing for Consideration of HR 5272, Prohibitions Relating to Deferred Action for Aliens; and Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to HR 5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014; and for Other Purposes Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 28, 2014 United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Compassion for Unaccompanied Children Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
July 22, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Thompson Urges Compassion for Unaccompanied Children Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 The National Guard: A Proven Method to Secure our Borders Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Border Crisis Rep. Gregg Harper Washington, DC
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Policies Putting Child Immigrants at Risk Rep. Gregg Harper Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 Palazzo: Blaming Tea Party for Border Security Failures Reaches "New Low' Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Congressmen Thompson, Hinojosa, and Vela to Tour McAllen Border Patrol Detention Facility & Sacred Heart Church Refuge Center Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 24, 2014 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Dangerous Passage: The Growing Problem of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 23, 2014 Palazzo Says President is "In Over His Head" on Immigration Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Letter to Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Administration Administrator- DHS Role in Addressing Influx of Unaccompanied Children Entering the U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
Feb. 19, 2014 Thompson Statement on DHS License Plate Reader Solicitation Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Immigration Reform Troy Ray Unknown
Oct. 10, 2013 Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi - Comprehensive Immigration Reform with Strong Labor Protections Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 23, 2013 Hearing of the House Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee - A Study in Contrasts: House and Senate Approaches to Border Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 28, 2013 SuperTalk Mississippi - Mississippi Says No to Immigration Reform, Predictions for the House Vote Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
June 28, 2013 SuperTalk Mississippi - Mississippi Says No to Immigration Reform, Predictions for the House Vote Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 27, 2013 Thompson Statement on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
April 24, 2013 Palazzo Amendments Strengthen Border Security Bill Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2013 Macomb Daily - Candice Miller Chides DHS on Border Security Info Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
Feb. 26, 2013 Report Shows Communities Along Southwest Border are Safe Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2012 Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2012 Cross-Border Tunnel Detection Tech Needs Further Development and Oversight Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2012 Hearing of the Border and Maritime Security of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Eleven Years Later: Preventing Terrorists from Coming to America" Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
Aug. 2, 2012 Secure Communities Program Needs Focused Implementation Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 18, 2012 Palazzo Responds to President's Immigration Announcemen Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
June 8, 2012 Thompson Statement Opposing FY2013 DHS Appropriations Act Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 31, 2012 Democratic Homeland Security Bills Pass House Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 30, 2012 Secure Border Act of 2011 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2012 Congress Should Authorize Grant Program For Naturalization Assistance and Integration Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2011 Hearing of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Protecting the Homeland: How can DHS use DOD Technology to Secure the Border?" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2011 Proposed Border Surveillance Plan Needs Better Planning and Cost Estimates Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight, Investigations, and Management Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "A Call to Action: Narco-Terrorism's Threat to the Southern U.S. Border" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2011 Hearing of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Does Administrative Amnesty Harm our Efforts to Gain and Maintain Operational Control of the Border?" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2011 Letter to President Obama Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
July 7, 2011 Hearing of the the Oversight, Investigations, and Management Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Homeland Security Investigations: Examining DHS' Efforts to Protect America and Secure the Homeland" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 11, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight, Investigations, and Management Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "On the Border and In the Line of Fire: U.S. Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Drug Cartel Violence" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 11, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight, Investigations, and Management Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "On the Border and In the Line of Fire: U.S. Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Drug Cartel Violence" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
March 31, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight, Investigations, and Management Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "The U.S. Homeland Security Role in the Mexican War Against Drug Cartels" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
March 17, 2011 Thompson TWIC Legislation Addresses Upcoming Mandatory Renewal Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
March 15, 2011 The TWIC Program Act Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2010 Blog: Steven Responds to Sun Herald Editorial Board Rep. Steven Palazzo Unknown
July 22, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism of the House Committee on Homeland Security - Enhancing DHS' Efforts to Disrupt Alien Smuggling Across Our Borders Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 16, 2010 Blog: Steven in Support of SB 1070 Rep. Steven Palazzo Biloxi, MS
July 15, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism of the House Committee on Homeland Security - The Role of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Border Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 7, 2010 Harper Comments on Lawsuit Challenging Arizona Rep. Gregg Harper Washington, DC
May 27, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism and the Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Homeland Security - U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Merida Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
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