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September 18, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Host Conference Examining Adverse Impacts of DHS Policies on Children

(WASHINGTON) - This Friday, September 20th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Vice Chairwoman of the Committee, will host a conference on Capitol Hill to examine the adverse effect of the Trump Administration's homeland security policies on children. The conference will include a panel discussion with experienced health professionals on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the Trump Administration's policies … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Subcommittee Chairmen Issue Joint Statement on White Nationalist Terrorism Hearings

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 16, 2019)-Today, Rep. Ted Deutch, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, and Rep. Max Rose, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Jamie Raskin, Chairmen of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on this week's hearings on the transnational … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Hold Domestic Terrorism Roundtable in Pittsburgh

(WASHINGTON) - This Wednesday, September 4th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will hold a public roundtable briefing in Pittsburgh examining homeland security issues related to acts of domestic terrorism and the impact on the community. In August, the Committee on Homeland Security announced its plan to visit communities where attacks have occurred in order to inform future oversight and legislation on domestic terrorism. The Pittsburgh … Continue Reading


August 12, 2019

Thompson to Deliver Remarks at Homeland Security Forum in Jackson on the Security of Places of Worship

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will deliver remarks at the first public meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Prevention of Targeted Violence Against Faith-Based Communities Subcommittee in Jackson, Mississippi. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan will also deliver remarks. The meeting will include remarks from the leaders of the HSAC and will also include panel … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

Chairwoman Rice to Lead Committee on Homeland Security Trip to Rio Grande Valley to View Migrant Conditions at the Border

(WASHINGTON) - This Friday, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Homeland Security's Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee, will lead a committee member trip to the Rio Grande Valley to examine the migrant conditions at the border. The group will visit CBP facilities around McAllen, Texas, including a Border Patrol station, processing center, holding facility, and port of entry - in addition to a Department of Health and Human Services … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

TOMORROW: Committee to Hold Hearing with Social Media Company Executives on Terrorist Content and Misinformation

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing with high-ranking executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google to examine the companies' efforts to counter online terrorist content and misinformation. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on tomorrow's hearing: "As social media becomes more ubiquitous in our daily lives, tech companies have an obligation to ensure their platforms … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

TOMORROW: Committee to Hold Hearing Dedicated to Domestic Terrorism

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, the Committee on Homeland Security, Chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing dedicated to understanding and countering domestic terrorism. Since 2011, Congressman Thompson and Committee Democrats have requested hearings focused on domestic terrorism from Committee Republicans eight times. All eight were ignored or denied. During that same time, there have been numerous incidents and deaths at the hands of domestic terrorists in the United … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

Chairwoman Rice to Lead Trip to Texas to Observe Border Situation Firsthand

(WASHINGTON) - This week, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Homeland Security's Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee, will lead a trip to the southern border to examine Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations. The group will visit processing centers, ports of entry, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers; and survey firsthand the current state of operations for processing asylum seekers and migrant families. Joining … Continue Reading


February 22, 2019

Chairman Thompson to Headline Discussion on the State of the Homeland

(WASHINGTON) - On Tuesday, February 26th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will headline a discussion at The German Marshall Fund of the United States on his legislative and oversight priorities for the 116th Congress and the current state of the homeland. WHO: Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Discussion with Dr. Karen Donfried, President of The German Marshall Fund of the United … Continue Reading


February 20, 2019

Chairman Thompson to Lead Trip to Southern Border, Examining CBP Infrastructure and Meeting with Stakeholders

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will lead a trip to the southern border to examine Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing centers, ports of entry, and border security technology. Joining Chairman Thompson on the trip will be Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, and Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX). Along with examining CBP facilities and … Continue Reading


February 11, 2019

Chairman Thompson Announces Election Security Hearing (Updated)

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that the Committee will hold a public hearing next Wednesday on election security entitled Defending Our Democracy: Building Partnerships to Protect America's Elections. This hearing will be part of series of hearings the new House Democratic majority is holding on H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Statement from Chairman Thompson: "Election security should not be a partisan issue, … Continue Reading


January 23, 2019

Congressional Panel Discussion on Effects of Shutdown on Frontline Homeland Security Personnel

(WASHINGTON) - This Thursday, January 24th, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) will host a panel discussion on how the partial federal government shutdown is negatively impacting our nation's frontline homeland security personnel and agencies. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson will deliver opening remarks. For 32 days, the Department of Homeland Security - which includes the Transportation Security Administration, the United States Coast … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Congressional Hurricane Maria Conference

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, September 20th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business, and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources, will sponsor a Congressional conference on Hurricane Maria marking one year since the catastrophic storm made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The conference will feature three … Continue Reading


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

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