Skip to primary navigation Skip to content

Legislation

September 24, 2021

House Passes Cyber Incident Reporting Legislation, Critical Cybersecurity and Homeland Security Provisions in NDAA

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, lauded passage of numerous bipartisan cybersecurity and homeland security measures in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (H.R. 4350), which passed the House of Representatives yesterday. "I am pleased by the overwhelming bipartisan support in the House for homeland security measures that tackle everything from DHS' historic morale problems, to human trafficking, to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Homeland Security Committee Passes Legislation to Improve TSA’s Frontline Workforce, Along with Nine Homeland Security Bills

(WASHINGTON) - Today, the Committee on Homeland Security favorably reported ten bipartisan homeland security bills, including critical bipartisan legislation introduced by Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, the Rights of the TSA Workforce Act of 2021 (H.R. 903), that would provide the TSA workforce the same rights afforded to most Federal workers under Title 5 of the U.S. Code. This legislation will also address TSA's attrition problems and further professionalize the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

House Passes Thirteen Bipartisan Homeland Security Bills, Including Cybersecurity Grant Program

(WASHINGTON) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed thirteen bipartisan homeland security bills, including critical legislation to authorize a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant program to bolster the cybersecurity of State and local government networks in response to a slew of ransomware and other cyber attacks that have significantly damaged State and local agencies in recent years. Additionally, the House passed measures to improve the country's cybersecurity posture, … Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Chairman Thompson and Committee Democrats Introduce Major DHS Reform Legislation

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, along with Committee Democrats, reintroduced major legislation to reform the Department of Homeland Security to address longstanding challenges and prevent DHS from being used as a political weapon, as was done over the past four years by former President Trump. DHS's role in carrying out the Trump Administration's cruel immigration agenda together with its unwelcomed deployments to U.S. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Thompson Legislation to Create an Independent, Bipartisan Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack Passes House

(WASHINGTON) - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to form a bipartisan, independent Commission to investigate the January 6 domestic terrorism attack on the United States Capitol and recommend changes to further protect the Capitol. The bipartisan legislation, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (H.R. 3233), was sponsored by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Homeland Security Committee Passes Slate of Bipartisan Bills, Including Pipeline Security and Cybersecurity Legislation

(WASHINGTON) - Today, the Committee on Homeland Security favorably reported seven bipartisan homeland security bills, including critical legislation to enhance pipeline security in light of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack that caused 5,500 miles of gas pipeline to shut down for days. Other measures passed in today's markup include bills to help State and Local governments protect their networks, provide critical infrastructure owners and operators with mitigation strategies against … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Cleaver, Thompson, Katko, and 12 Homeland Security Committee Members Introduce Bipartisan Pipeline Security Legislation

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), along with Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Committee Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY), and 12 Members of the Committee, re-introduced legislation to support the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to secure pipelines and pipeline facilities from cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, and other nefarious efforts to target pipeline infrastructure. Since its inception in the aftermath of the September 11th … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Chairman Thompson Announces Bipartisan Agreement with Ranking Member Katko to Create Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that he has reached an agreement with Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) to introduce legislation to form a bipartisan, independent Commission to investigate the January 6 domestic terrorism attack on the United States Capitol and recommend changes to further protect the Capitol, the citadel of our democracy. The legislation, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Clarke, Garbarino, Katko, Kilmer, McCaul, Ruppersberger, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help State and Local Governments Secure Their Networks

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize a new grant program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities on State and local government networks. In recent years, State and local governments have been rich targets for … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Correa and Mast Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Small Businesses, Provide DHS Frontline Workforce with American Made Uniforms and PPE

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, & Accountability, and Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), introduced legislation to support U.S. small businesses by increasing the ability of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase high-quality, American-made uniforms and personal protective equipment for frontline personnel. H.R. 2915, The Homeland Procurement Reform Act (HOPR Act) would: Require that at least … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

House Passes Seven Bipartisan Homeland Security Bills

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed seven bipartisan homeland security bills. Among the measures was Chairman Thompson's DHS MORALE Act which seeks to address longstanding morale and retention challenges within the Department of Homeland Security by directing a range of reforms including improved opportunities for leadership development, employee engagement, and career progression. "I … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Committee Passes Slate of Bipartisan Homeland Security Bills

(WASHINGTON) - Today, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), favorably reported seven critical, bipartisan homeland security bills. Three of these bills focus on protecting the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) frontline workforce and the traveling public now during the coronavirus pandemic and after it has abated. Additionally, the Committee voted to advance measures to the full House to bolster information sharing about threats to … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

DeFazio, Thompson, Katko Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Diversion of Passenger Security Fees, Bolster Funding for TSA

(WASHINGTON) - Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and John Katko (R-NY) today re-introduced legislation to bolster funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its workforce, ensuring that the agency has the necessary funds and resources to ensure the safety of America's air travelers, pay its dedicated Transportation … Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Homeland Security, Appropriations, Transportation, and Oversight Leaders Introduce Bill to Improve TSA Frontline Workforce

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa L. DeLauro, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio along with Homeland Security Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard re-introduced legislation to ensure that … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Congress Passes Thompson Legislation to Establish a DHS Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program

(WASHINGTON) - Yesterday, Congress passed the omnibus spending bill which included H.R. 8993, the Department of Homeland Security Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program Act, legislation sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The legislation is expected to be signed by the President imminently. The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program Act establishes a new … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

House Passes Thompson Legislation to Improve FEMA’s Advance Contracting Process

(WASHINGTON) - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.979, the Senate companion to legislation (H.R. 3500) sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act passed with a vote of 386-1. The bill passed the Senate last year and now heads to the President's desk for his signature. This legislation will improve FEMA's advance contracting process, based on recommendations from an … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Chairman Thompson and Committee Democrats Introduce DHS Reform Legislation

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, along with Committee Democrats, introduced major legislation to reform the Department of Homeland Security. President Trump, for the past four years, has used DHS as a political weapon. From his cruel immigration and border agenda to his effort to escalate tensions around lawful protests for his political gain, the public's trust in DHS has eroded. Further, the Trump Administration has been … Continue Reading


September 30, 2020

Richmond, Katko, Kilmer, McCaul, Ruppersberger, Thompson, Underwood Laud Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Help State and Local Governments Secure Their Networks

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Reps. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), John Katko (R-NY), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL) marked House passage of H.R. 5823, the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation they introduced to authorize a new grant program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities on State and local government networks. In recent … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Rose and Thompson Announce Legislation to Ensure Proper Oversight of DHS Intelligence Products

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, announced they are introducing legislation to strengthen protections against abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by the intelligence arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by restoring vital checks on the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). Yesterday it was … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Chairs DeFazio and Thompson Introduce Legislation to Rein in Federal Protection Statute that Trump Administration is Using as Cover for Civil Rights Abuses in Portland, Oregon

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) introduced the "Prevent Federal Law Enforcement Abuse in the Protection of Federal Property Act," legislation to strengthen and clarify 40 U.S. Code § 1315, the statute the Trump administration is abusing in order to deputize Federal employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including … Continue Reading

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6
Next Page