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Jan. 12, 2016 Hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Wassenaar: Cybersecurity & Export Control Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2016 Hearing of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: Examining Remaining Challenges Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Thompson Statement on the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Female GITMO Service Members Policy Rep. Trent Kelly Washington, D.C.
Dec. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on "Examining TSA's Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance Security at Last Point of Departure Airports" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Thompson Statement on Visa Waiver Legislation Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2015 Thompson Statement on the President's Address to the Nation Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2015 Nonpartisan Watchdog Releases Report on BioWatch Terror Surveillance Warning System Rep. Bennie Thompson 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 Ranking Members Schiff, Thompson and Lofgren Joint Statement on Syrian Refugee Bill on House Floor Tomorrow Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist Sanctuaries and the Threat to the U.S. Homeland Rep. Bennie Thompson 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. 17, 2015 Hearing of the Oversight and Management Effiecnecy Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on "Examining Ongoing Challenges at the U.S. Secret Service and their Government-wide Implications." Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Hearing of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on "Assessing TSA's Management and Implementation of the Screening Partnership Program" Rep. Bennie Thompson 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
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - FBI Extremism Website Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Hearing of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing Titled "A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An Examination of CBP's Public Private Partnerships." Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Full Committee Markup Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Levin, Thompson, Roybal-Allard, McDermott Statement on Customs Offset in Highway Bill Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Department - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing Titled, "Defending Against Bioterrorism: How Vulnerable is America?" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2015 Security Clearance Legislation Passes House Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing titled Terror Inmates: Countering Violent Extremism in Prison and Beyond Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Thompson: Secret Service Needs Reform Now to Address Cultural & Operations Problems Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Hearing of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of the Rep. Thompson, Hearing titled "Ready and Resilient?: Examining Federal Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Ways and Means Chairman, and the Hon. Sander Levin, Ways and Means Ranking Member - Members of House Homeland Security Panels Reject Plan to Divert Border Security Funding Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Wicker: Military Leaders and Troops Deserve Timely Defense Bill Sen. Roger Wicker Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Protecting Maritime Facilities in the 21st Century: Are Our Nation's Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, U.S. Department of the Interior - Federal Flood Standard Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Reform and Improvement: Assessing the Path Forward for the Transportation Security Administration Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Hearing of the Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Examining the Mission, Structure, and Reorganization Effort of the National Protection and Programs Directorate Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Newsletter Update: CR, Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism, NDAA Rep. Trent Kelly Unknown
Sept. 30, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Joseph Clancy, Director, United States Secret Service - Cultural Problems Continue to Plague Secret Service Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Committee Unveils Foreign Fighter Task Force's Final Report Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Statement of Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson - Making DHS More Efficient: Industry Recommedations to Improve Homeland Security Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Report Finds Lack of Federal Oversight of Red Cross Disaster Assistance Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
Sept. 16, 2015 Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2015 Ranking Member Thompson Announces Support for Iran Nuclear Agreement Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2015 Cochran, Wicker Announce Fema Safe Room Grants For Tupelo & Louisville Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2015 Cochran, Wicker Announce Fema Safe Room Grants For Tupelo & Louisville Sen. Roger Wicker Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2015 Statement of Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson - Beyond Bin Laden's Caves and Couriers to a New Generation of Terrorists: Confronting the Challenges in a Post 9/11 World Rep. Bennie Thompson New York City, New York
Aug. 28, 2015 Cochran: Mississippi's Katrina Recovery Can Serve As Inspiration Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2015 Clarion-Ledger: Miss. Rebounding After Katrina But More Work to be Done Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
Aug. 24, 2015 Clarion Ledger - Wicker: 10 years after Katrina, Miss. Has Endured Sen. Roger Wicker Unknown
Aug. 21, 2015 Commemorating The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2015 Hurricane Katrina Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Wicker Introduces Bill in Support of Ocean Monitoring Sen. Roger Wicker Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Aviation Security Challenges: Is TSA Ready for the Threats of Today? Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Introduction of the "Federal Protective Service Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 TSA: Managed Inclusion to Be Phased Out Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Project, and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Promoting and Incentivizing Cybersecurity Best Practices Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Bipartisan Legislation Passes House to Address TSA Expedited Screening Vulnerabilities Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Border Security Legislation Rep. Steven Palazzo Tucson, AZ
July 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Request for Assessment on Right-Wing Extremist Groups Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
July 15, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - The Rise of Radicalization in the United States: Is the U.S. Government Failing to Counter International and Domestic Terrorism Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Securing the Maritime Border: The Future of CBP Air and Marine Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to America Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Wicker: Congress Ready to Begin Iran Deal Review Sen. Roger Wicker Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Weekly Report - Wicker: BP Settlement Adds Certainty to Oil Spill Recovery Sen. Roger Wicker Unknown
July 13, 2015 No Case for Countering Violent Extremism Office Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Rep. Gregg Harper Unknown
July 9, 2015 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Rep. Steven Palazzo Unknown
July 9, 2015 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Rep. Trent Kelly Unknown
July 9, 2015 FY2016 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Gains Full Committee Approval Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
July 8, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Examining DHS's Misplaced Focus on Climate Change Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
July 7, 2015 Subcommittee Approves FY2016 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Full Committee Markup Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Hearing of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Admitting Syrian Refugees: The Intelligence Void and the Emerging Homeland Security Threat Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - DHS' Efforts to Secure .Gov Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 First Bill to Address Security Implications of Drones Passes House Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Letter to Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing on Domestic Terrorism Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Letter to Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing on Domestic Terrorism Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Interoperable Communications Strategy Bill to Become Law Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 19, 2015 Committee Directs Fish & Wildlife to Give Gulf Preferred Consideration Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
June 18, 2015 National Security Cutter Funded in Senate Homeland Security Bill Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
June 18, 2015 Committee Advances FY2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for Senate Debate Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
June 16, 2015 Hearing of the House Transportation Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee - How TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314, Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act, and Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 644, Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015 Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 10, 2015 Hearing of the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Defense Support of Civil Authorities: A Vital Resource in the Nation's Homeland Security Missions Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 9, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Roger Wicker Washington, DC
June 9, 2015 DHS Must Act on Interoperable Communications Strategy Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 5, 2015 Balancing Security and Civil Liberties Rep. Gregg Harper Unknown
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Terrorism Gone Viral: Garland, Texas and Beyond Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 Permanent Administrator Needed at TSA Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
June 1, 2015 Thompson Statement on TSA Covert Testing Reports Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 FY2016 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill Approved by Committee Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Full Committee Markup Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Democratic Homeland Security Bills Pass Committee Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Hearing of the House Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Homeland Security Committee - Examining DHS Science and Technology Directorate's Engagement with Academia and Industry" Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Weekly Report - Wicker Applauds Mississippi's Leadership in Aerospace Technology Sen. Roger Wicker Unknown
May 15, 2015 Palazzo Praises Passage of National Defense Authorization Act Rep. Steven Palazzo Washington, DC
May 11, 2015 Deficient TSA Maintenance Program Could Lead to Delays & Security Gaps Rep. Bennie Thompson Washington, DC
May 7, 2015 Cochran Votes Yes on Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Sen. Thad Cochran Washington, DC
May 7, 2015 Wicker Supports Bill to Review Iran Agreement Sen. Roger Wicker Washington, DC
May 7, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States, Support of Iran Negotiations Signed by 150 Members Rep. Bennie Thompson Unknown
May 5, 2015 Cochran: FEMA Climate Change Mandate Complicates Disaster Mitigation Sen. Thad Cochran 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
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