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August 06, 2018

Congressional Panel Discussion Tomorrow on the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a Congressional panel discussion entitled “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism.” The panel discussion will explore the mental health implications of terrorist attacks, available government services, best practices from advocacy groups, and possible policy responses. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Victims of … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Congressional Panel Discussion Tomorrow on the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Natural Disasters

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Friday, July 20th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a Congressional panel discussion, entitled “Addressing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Natural Disasters.” The panel discussion will be an opportunity to hear from policy experts on how the Federal government should incorporate climate change in its preparedness plan for natural disasters and how it should work to mitigate the public … Continue Reading


July 16, 2018

Congressional Panel Discussion Tomorrow on Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a Congressional panel discussion on the cybersecurity posture of the healthcare sector. The discussion, entitled “Cybersecurity in Healthcare: What Cyber Attacks Mean for Hospitals, Doctors, and Patients” will be an opportunity to hear from industry practitioners and policy experts on how the medical community - from hospitals to local public health … Continue Reading


July 10, 2018

Congressional Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking and Mental Health

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday July 12th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a Congressional panel discussion on the mental health implications of surviving human trafficking. The discussion, entitled “The Realities of Human Trafficking: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors” will include perspectives from subject matter experts and will provide Congress and the public with an opportunity to learn more about what human … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Congressional Panel Discussion Today on the Family Separation Crisis

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a Congressional panel discussion on the family separation crisis. The discussion, entitled “Immigration Policy Failures: from Family Separation to Detention Practices” will include perspectives from subject matter experts and will provide Congress and the public with an opportunity to learn more about the long-term effects family separation and detention has on … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Democratic Members to Visit Separated Children

(BROWNSVILLE, TX) — On Monday, June 18th at 1:00 PM CST, Congressman Filemon Vela will host a roundtable with Members of Congress and local immigration advocates regarding the family separation crisis. Last month, the Trump Administration instituted a “zero tolerance” immigration plan, designed to deter undocumented families from entering the country. The policy has had the inevitable effect of ripping children from their parents’ arms while they await prosecution. Children have been … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Will Hold Press Conference on New Hurricane Maria Mortality Numbers, Recovery Effort in Puerto Rico

(WASHINGTON) On Wednesday, June 6th at 9:30 a.m. ET, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) will host a press conference to bring attention to the new mortality numbers, released by Harvard University that drastically increased the estimated number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria and the ongoing recovery effort in Puerto Rico. Although eight months have passed since Hurricane Maria made landfall, millions of Puerto Ricans are still without power or water. The President’s … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

House Democrats Call on Republican Congress to Uphold their Oath of Office & Protect Elections from Russian Attacks

(WASHINGTON) - Today, March 6th - at the start of the 2018 election season - House Democrats are holding a press conference to release a new letter to the Appropriations Committee Republican leadership calling for necessary funds to protect our nation’s ongoing elections from the threat of repeated Russian attacks. It has been over a year since Russia’s unprecedented assault on the country’s elections in 2016 - including targeting 21 states’ voting systems. These attacks exposed serious … Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

Election Security Task Force to Hold Press Conference Releasing Final Report & Legislation

Tomorrow, February 14th, the Congressional Task Force on Election Security, chaired by House Committee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA) will hold a press conference releasing its Final Report including ten specific recommendations on what the federal government and states can and should be doing to secure our nation’s elections. The Members of the Task Force will also introduce legislation to … Continue Reading


January 08, 2018

Pelosi, Ranking Members to Hold Press Conference on House Republicans’ Inaction to Sufficiently Investigate Russia’s Threat to Our Democracy

(WASHINGTON) House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Ranking Members Eliot Engel, Maxine Waters, Jerry Nadler, and Bennie Thompson, as well as Vice Ranking Member Gerry Connolly will hold a press conference tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. E.T. to highlight House Republicans’ inaction to sufficiently investigate and address Russia’s threat to our democracy and national security. This press conference comes as we mark one year since the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s report confirming … Continue Reading


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 … 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