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November 13, 2019

TOMORROW: Chairman Thompson to Speak at Georgetown University Cybersecurity Conference

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, November 14th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will speak at the Georgetown University 2019 "State of Cyber" Conference in Washington DC. WHO: Chairman Thompson and Norma Krayem, Senior Policy Advisor and Chair, Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy and Regulatory Team, Holland & Knight WHAT: Fireside Chat at "State of Cyber" Georgetown University Conference WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 10:30 … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

THURSDAY: Thompson to Hold Field Hearing on Mississippi ICE Raids

(WASHINGTON) - This Thursday, November 7th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a public field hearing in Mississippi on the August 7th Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workplace raids. The raids were touted as the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in the United States. However, despite extensive planning, ICE failed to account for the impact on children and communities. This field hearing will give … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

TOMORROW: Chairman Thompson to Speak at DEF CON Voting Village Event

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, October 29th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will give remarks at an Election Hacking Presentation on Capitol Hill sponsored by the organizers of the DEF CON Voting Village. The presentation will feature demonstrations and discussions of vulnerabilities discovered in U.S. election equipment. WHO: Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security WHAT: DEF CON Voting Village … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Chairman Thompson Announces Field Hearing on Mississippi ICE Raids

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, November 7th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a public field hearing in Mississippi on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workplace raids that took place on August 7th. The raids were touted as the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in the United States. However, despite extensive planning, ICE failed to account for the impact on children and communities. This field … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Hold Field Hearing Examining Election Security in Illinois

(WASHINGTON) - Next Tuesday, October 15th, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chairwoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) will hold a public field hearing in Gurnee, Illinois on election security. The Committee will hear from with local, state, and federal officials, as well as experts in the field, to examine the full scope of the potential threats to Illinois elections systems. The hearing will focus on the efforts made by the State of Illinois to secure their … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Committee to Host Discussion with California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris & Former United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

(WASHINGTON) - This Friday, September 27th, 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 part two of a series on homeland security and health to discuss the impact of homeland security policies on children. The discussion will include California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and former United States Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, with opening remarks from Johns … Continue Reading


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

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