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Bennie Thompson's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
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Sept. 18, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - 130 Lawmakers Condemn Trump Remarks on Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico
Sept. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitchell McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, House Speaker, the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee - Harris, Espaillat Lead Lawmakers in Letter Urging Gop Leadership, Appropriators to Reject Expansion of Family Immigration Detention
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi - Congressman Lowenthal Leads Effort Calling On House Leadership To Protect The Endangered Species Act And Conservation
Sept. 10, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar and the Hon. Brock Long - Warren, Lawmakers Press FEMA, HHS on Updated Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Michael Horowitz, Department of Justice Inspector General, and the Hon. John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General - Leading Democrats Call for Investigation into Trump Administration Subpoenas of North Carolina Voter Information
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnel, Majority Leader of the US Senate, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Minority Leader of the US Senate, the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Rep. Raskin Leads 150+ House Dems in Urging Leadership to Reject President's Plan to Gut Federal Workers' Pay
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen and the Hon. Alex Azar - 64 Members of Congress Urge DHS and HHS Secretaries to Support Flores Settlement
Sept. 6, 2018 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Statement of Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) "Understanding Cybersecurity Threats to America's Aviation Sector" - Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection and Subcommittee on Transportation & Protective Security Joint Hearing
Sept. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Hon. Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State - Thompson, Vela Inquire on U.S. Citizen Passport Denials Along Border
Sept. 5, 2018 Thompson Statement on News TSA Will Re-open Air Cargo Security Division
Sept. 4, 2018 Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act
Sept. 4, 2018 Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018
Sept. 4, 2018 Securing the Homeland Security Supply Chain Act of 2018
Sept. 4, 2018 Tsa Opportunities to Pursue Expanded Networks for Business Act
Sept. 4, 2018 Maritime Border Security Review Act
Aug. 31, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Thompson, Velázquez Urge FEMA to Extend Funding for Hurricane Maria Cleanup in Puerto Rico
Aug. 31, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Brock Long - Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Thompson, Velázquez Urge FEMA to Extend Funding for Hurricane Maria Cleanup in Puerto Rico
Aug. 29, 2018 Thompson Statement on Trump Calling Hurricane Maria Response "fantastic'
Aug. 29, 2018 Thompson Statement on Trump Calling Hurricane Maria Response "Fantastic'
Aug. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats to Secretary DeVos: Don't Spend Education Money on Guns
Aug. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Don't Spend Education Money on Guns
Aug. 28, 2018 Thompson Statement on New Hurricane Maria Death Toll Study
Aug. 24, 2018 Thompson Announces Expansion of Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Aug. 17, 2018 Letter to John Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Thompson, Watson Coleman, Demings Call for Investigation Into Reports Federal Air Marshals Were Directed to Racially Discriminate
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - 50+ Tri-Caucus Members Oppose Weaker Clean Car Standards, Warn of Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color
Aug. 6, 2018 GAO Report: Trump's Wall Set to Waste Billions, Provide No Measurable Benefit
Aug. 6, 2018 Congressman Thompson's Statement on The 20th Anniversary of The U.S. Embassy Terror Attack in Nairobi
Aug. 3, 2018 Trump Administration Passing the Buck on Finding Parents of Separated Children
Aug. 3, 2018 Thompson: Secret Service Security Breach Must Be Fully Investigated
Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to the Hon. David Pekoske, Administrator of Transportation Security - Reps. Thompson, DeFazio Urge TSA to Continue Passenger Screenings at Small Airports
Aug. 1, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - 47 Democrats Caution DOL About Plans to Weaken Hazardous Work Protections for Young Workers
July 31, 2018 Letter to the Hon. David Pekoske, Administrator at the Transportation Security Administration - TSA Report on Federal Air Marshal Service
July 31, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Protect the American People, Reverse Decision to Disseminate 3D Printed Firearm Blueprints
July 27, 2018 Top Democrats Demand President Lay Out a Plan to Act After Today's Election Security National Security Council Meeting
July 27, 2018 Thompson Statement on the Administration's Failure to Reunify Separated Families by Deadline
July 27, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Co-Chair Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multi-Employer Pension Plans and the Hon. Sherrod Brown, Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multi-Employer Pension Plans - McKinley Fights for Retired Coal Miners
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. David Kautter, Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the Hon. Caroline Hunter, Chair of the Federal Election Commission, and the Hon. Ellen Weintraub, Vice Chair of the FEC - Demand Investigation into Trump Foundation
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Gopal Khanna, Directer of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Foster Demands Open Access to Health Care Guidelines
July 26, 2018 The Hill - Family Reunification Deadline Puts Spotlight on Crisis the Administration Created at The Border
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Gregg Harper, Chairman of the House Administration Committee, the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the Hon. Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the Hon. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee - Testify on Election Security
July 25, 2018 Hearing of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Assessing the State of Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination
July 25, 2018 Hearing of the Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications Subcommittee Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Using Innovative Technology and Practices to Enhance the Culture of Preparedness
July 24, 2018 Hearing of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Boots at the Border: Examining the National Guard Deployment to the Southwest Border
July 24, 2018 Hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thompson, Hearing on Full Committee Markup
July 20, 2018 Letter to Ronald Vitiello, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Washington State Democrats Join 139 Members of House and Senate to Speak Out Against Charging Migrant Parents Up to $8/Min. to Speak With Their Kids
July 19, 2018 Trump Administration Briefings Reveal No Plan to Reunite Children Before Sessions Announced "Zero Tolerance" Policy
July 18, 2018 Thompson Statement on Republican Sham Resolution
July 18, 2018 Thompson Statement on Republican Sham Resolution
July 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member, the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Reject Attempt to Undermine Science-Based Decision-Making in Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act
July 16, 2018 Thompson: Unwilling to Stop or Confront Putin, Trump Abandons Oath of Office
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