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Mike Quigley's Public Statements on Issue: National Security

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 5, Democratic
Date Title
July 18, 2017 Quigley Offers Amendment To Redirect Border Wall Funds To Essential Homeland Security Grants
June 21, 2017 Quigley Statement on HPSCI Hearing with Jeh Johnson
May 17, 2017 Quigley Statement on Appointment of Former FBI Director Mueller as Russia Investigation Special Prosecutor
May 16, 2017 Quigley Statement on Reports that Trump Gave Classified Information to Russian Officials
May 9, 2017 Quigley Statement on Firing of FBI Director Comey
April 14, 2017 Quigley Statement on Recent Cyprus Visit
April 12, 2017 Letter to the Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA's Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Public Assistance
April 6, 2017 Quigley Statement on Chairman Nunes Announcement
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member - Mass Transit Security Funding
April 4, 2017 Letter to Chairman Culberson, Ranking Member Serrano, Chairman Carter, and Ranking Member Roybal-Allard - Many Words on a Very Important Topic
April 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chairman John Carter and the Hon. Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard of the House-Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Pascrell, Donovan Letter Calls for Increased Anti-Terrorism Funding
March 28, 2017 Quigley to Chairman Nunes: Let Someone Else Do This
March 22, 2017 Quigley Statement on Chairman Nunes' Meeting with President Trump
March 21, 2017 Quigley Statement on Tillerson's Upcoming Visit to Russia, Decision to Skip NATO Meeting
March 20, 2017 Quigley Statement on Intelligence Committee's Open Hearing
March 2, 2017 Quigley Statement on Reports of Attorney General Sessions' Lies Under Oath
Feb. 24, 2017 Quigley Statement on Trump Administration's Request for FBI to Discredit Russian Ties
Feb. 15, 2017 Quigley Statement on the Trump Campaign's Relationship with Russia
Feb. 14, 2017 Quigley Statement on Resignation of Michael Flynn
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order
Dec. 21, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Address Homegrown Extremism
Dec. 12, 2016 Quigley Statement on Investigation Into Russian Hacking
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for the Total Elimination of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System
Sept. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Urging Enhanced Due Process Protections for No-Fly List
Sept. 13, 2016 The Statistics Are Devastating
July 15, 2016 Jul 15, 2016 Press Release WASHINGTON -- U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Ranking Democrat on the Emerging Threats subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement in response to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France: "Once again, my heart is heavy for the people of France. Almost eight months to the day after a series of tragic terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, we are mourning the death of 84 innocent men, women and children who had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day. My deepest condolences go out to all of the families mourning lost loved ones, and I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for all of those injured in this devastating attack. "The latest attack in Nice -- like those in Brussels, Paris, Orlando and Istanbul -- continues to confirm what I and many in the intelligence community have been stressing for years: First, soft targets like festive holiday gatherings, sporting arenas, or Pulse nightclub in Orlando -- venues very similar to ones in the Fifth District -- are today's largest security vulnerability. They are easy to attack and difficult to protect. We must do everything in our power to bolster and harden their defenses. Second, we must continue to strengthen our intelligence gathering and increase intelligence sharing with our European allies to uncover further plots and hunt down would be terrorists. Third, we need to finally end the harmful, across the board spending cuts of sequestration, which are crippling the capabilities of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies. And fourth, Congress must fully fund U.S. homeland security grants to states and localities, instead of cutting them as has been the case since 2010. "To thwart a similar style attack from occurring in the U.S., I have been working through my role on the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the federal programs designed to keep America safe. For example, just last month I offered an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill to bolster funding for major U.S. Homeland Security grants for states and localities, which has been nearly cut in half since 2010. Had it passed, it would have increased funding for programs like Buffer Zone grants, Transit Security Program grants, the Port Security Grant Program, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grants, as well as many others. These are precisely the types of programs that help keep Americans safe amid new and growing threats. "I stand with the people of France as they mourn those lost in this atrocious attack, and I will continue to fight for funding and strategies that will protect against new and evolving threats both at home and abroad -- focusing on ways that really keep Americans safe." Rep. Quigley is Ranking Democrat of the Emerging Threats subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He has been an outspoken advocate for reprioritizing U.S. homeland security and defense funding to meet the needs and threats of today. In June, he offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to increase funding for U.S. Homeland Security grant funding for states and localities, which has been cut in half since 2010. In April, Rep. Quigley warned of decreasing U.S. Homeland Security Grant funding and how soft targets in the U.S. were more vulnerable than ever. Rep. Quigley has also been a proponent for nuclear arms reduction, working in the House Appropriations Committee to overhaul unlimited defense spending. This year, Rep. Quigley successfully included his amendment to add an additional $22 million in critical funding for the Nuclear Counterterrorism and Incident Response Program in the manager's amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. He also hosted a briefing with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) about the current state of U.S. nuclear weapons policy and the need to reprioritize nuclear weapons funding via careful planning and preparation that reflects the current security and budgetary environments. ### Issues: Defense & National Security
July 8, 2016 Quigley Statement on Dallas Shootings
July 7, 2016 Quigley Introduces Bill to Name Post Office in Honor of Fallen Chicago Police Officer
June 22, 2016 Quigley Pushes for Increase in U.S. Homeland Security Grant Funding for States and Localities
June 13, 2016 CLTV's Politics Tonight Interview- Orlando Shooting Response
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce
May 29, 2016 Quigley Announces Unanimous Passage of Intelligence Authorization Act by House Intelligence Committee
May 24, 2016 Climate Change and National Security
May 23, 2016 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
April 20, 2016 Quigley: Reprioritize Nuclear Funding to Focus on Modern Security Threats
April 19, 2016 Homeland Security
April 19, 2016 Quigley Increases Funding for Critical Nuclear Counterterrorism Program
April 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urge for FEMA to Consider Localized Impact
March 22, 2016 Quigley Statement on Terrorist Attack in Brussels
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership - Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency - Recommending Scott Air Force Base for NGA-West
Feb. 2, 2016 Medium - How Climate Change Became a National Security Problem
Jan. 20, 2016 U.S. News and World Report - What Really Keeps Americans Safe
Dec. 16, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs - Urgeing Administration to Weigh in on Wassenaar
Dec. 16, 2015 Tracking Foreign Fighters in Terrorist Safe Havens Act
Dec. 8, 2015 Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015
Dec. 8, 2015 Mass Shootings
Nov. 19, 2015 Quigley Statement on Syrian Refugee Bill
Oct. 22, 2015 Climate Change and Adaptation
Sept. 9, 2015 Chicago Tribune- Why we support an imperfect Iran nuclear deal
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