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November 21, 2014

Thompson Announced as Homeland Security Ranking Democrat

(WASHINGTON) – Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) issued the following statement today after being nominated by the House Democratic Caucus to return as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security for the 114th Congress:

I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to return as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to help protect and secure our nation from all threats. When we work in a bipartisan manner, I know we can effectively oversee the Department of Homeland Security and develop common sense solutions to ensure the nation is safe.

As we move into a new Congress, I plan to work closely with President Obama and Congressional leaders to fix our immigration system and continue to secure our borders. I am pleased by the progress this Committee has made, but there is still work to be done.

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