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October 31, 2017

House Dem Leaders to Hold Press Conference with San Juan Mayor

WHO Joe Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of the Democratic Caucus Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member Committee on Homeland Security Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) WHEN November 1 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE HVC-210 Alcove — Capitol Visitor Center WATCH LIVE Only accredited media are eligible to attend. # # # Media contact (Homeland Security Committee): Adam Comis at (202) … Continue Reading


October 20, 2017

Election Security Task Force to Hold Second Public Forum

(WASHINGTON) - On Tuesday, October 24th, the Congressional Task Force on Election Security, will hold its second public forum: Securing America’s Elections: Preparing for 2018 and Beyond. The task force will hear from Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Virginia Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortés, and Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Election Assistance Commission, Thomas Hicks. The forum will focus on steps states are taking to secure their elections, and what the federal … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

UPDATED: Election Security Task Force to Hold First Public Forum Thursday

September 27, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, September 28th, the Congressional Task Force on Election Security, will hold its first public forum: “Securing America's Elections: Understanding the Threat.” The task force will hear from Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security Secretary, and Suzanne Spaulding, former DHS Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate. Details: Congressional Task Force on Election Security Forum “Securing America's Elections: … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Markup Tomorrow: Trump Resolution of Inquiry

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, the House Committee on Homeland Security will markup H.Res. 447 - a Resolution of Inquiry sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) that directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide the Committee with all information and documents it possesses related to payments made by DHS for Trump Organization or Trump family travel in furtherance of Trump Organization business. This information is necessary to commence a proper investigation into how much the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Pelosi, House Democrats to Hold Press Conference on Oversight Initiatives to Hold the Trump Administration Accountable

(WASHINGTON) Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats will hold a press conference tomorrow, Friday, July 14 at 9:15 a.m. E.T. to highlight House Republicans’ failure to investigate and conduct oversight of President Trump and his administration. Democrats will announce an effort to force votes to get answers for the American people on Trump and his family’s ties to Russia, countless conflicts of interests and possible collusion with the Russian government to undermine the U.S. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2017

Homeland Members to Tour Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, Discuss Impacts of Port of Entries, Trade, and Inspection

(LONG BEACH) - Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, whose district includes the Port of Los Angeles, will host her colleagues from the House Homeland Security Committee to tour the nation’s largest Port Complex comprised of the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, receive briefings from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and discuss inspection methods, trade zones, and the impact of port of entries. Following the … Continue Reading


April 04, 2017

Markup Tomorrow: Russia Resolution of Inquiry

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, the House Committee on Homeland Security will markup H.Res. 235 - a Resolution of Inquiry sponsored by Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and cosponsored by all Committee Democrats that directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide the Committee with all information it possesses pertaining to Russia interfering with the 2016 Presidential election - including all information pertaining to Russia hacking of U.S. citizens and institutions last year. This … Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Members to Hold Forum on Impact of Trump Immigration Policies

(WASHINGTON) On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2PM, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a forum entitled, “Ali v. Trump: The Fight for American Values” to examine the critical consequences of President Donald Trump’s misguided immigration policies. During the past six weeks, President Trump has begun implementing immigration policies that assume all immigrants, and even some citizens, are entering the United States to commit fraud, terrorism, and/or criminal activity. This … Continue Reading


February 16, 2017

Pelosi, House Democratic Members to Hold Press Conference Following Meeting on ICE Raids

(WASHINGTON) Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Members will hold a press conference today at 2:45 p.m. E.T. following their meeting with ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan on the recent ICE raids. WHO: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez Ranking Member John Conyers, Committee on Judiciary Ranking Member Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard, Appropriations … Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

Pelosi, House Democrats to Hold Press Conference on Trump’s Failed Vision for America

(WASHINGTON) Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats will hold a press conference on Wednesday, February 15th at 11:15 a.m. E.T. to hold President Trump accountable for his failed vision for America that has weakened our national security and dishonors our values as a nation. WHO: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard, Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie … Continue Reading


February 14, 2017

Pelosi, Ranking Democrats to Hold Press Conference to React to Resignation of Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

(WASHINGTON) Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Ranking Democrats will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:30 p.m. E.T., to react to the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Pelosi and the Ranking Members will renew their call for the FBI to accelerate their investigation into the extent of the ties between Trump and Russia, call for passage of legislation to create an outside, independent commission to investigate, and continue to call on Republicans to … Continue Reading


February 02, 2017

MEMBERS TO HOLD FORUM ON TRUMP MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER

(WASHINGTON) On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:30AM, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a forum to examine and discuss President Donald Trump’s recent Muslim and refugee ban Executive Order entitled, “Not Who We Are: An Examination of Trump’s Un-American Muslim and Refugee Ban,” and the ensuing actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to implement the order. WHO: Members of Congress Democratic Leader Nancy … Continue Reading


June 10, 2016

Thompson, Grijalva to Hold Forum on the Dangers of Extremism on Public Lands

(WASHINGTON) - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) will hold a forum on the dangers of extremism on public lands on Wednesday, June 15 at 1pm on Capitol Hill. Recent analyses have shown that attacks on federal land management officials and events like the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are become increasingly common. Grijalva, Thompson and other Democratic … Continue Reading


November 16, 2011

Media Advisory - Hill Briefing: Islamist Radicalization: Myth or Reality?

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, November 17, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a briefing on Capitol Hill to explore the viewpoints of representatives from the Brennan Center for Justice, Center for American Progress, and the American Civil Liberties Union. The briefing is entitled "Islamist Radicalization: Myth or Reality?" In recent months, an active national debate concerning the existence of "violent Islamist … Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

UPDATED: Media Advisory - Thompson to Tour Alabama Tornado Damage

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will be traveling to Birmingham Alabama to tour the tornado and flood damage that resulted from tornadoes that struck the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa area in April. Congressman Thompson will tour damaged areas of Pratt City and Fultondale (11am) and will attend a public meeting at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church of North Pratt (Rev. Walter Solomon) with Congresswoman Terri … Continue Reading


April 11, 2011

UPDATED: Press Advisory - Second Annual World Summit on Electric Infrastructure Security

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th, the Electric Infrastructure Security Council and the Henry Jackson Society will convene day two of the second annual Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Summit. Following on the success of the first EIS Summit last year in London, this year's event will bring together senior officials from the United States and other allied countries, including England, to discuss the importance of protecting our respective electrical grids from the threat … Continue Reading

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