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Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Ranking Member Thompson released the following statement following Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s announcement on DHS requiring enhanced security measures for all flights to the United States...
Jun 26, 2017 Correspondence
Today, Ranking Member Thompson sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly regarding the imminent temporary reinstatement of President Trump’s revised travel ban...
Jun 21, 2017 Correspondence
Today, all Democratic members of the Committee on Homeland Security sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on the Department’s January 2017 designation of election infrastructure as a critical infrastructure subsector and to seek more details from the Administration on its plans to work with states to secure election infrastructure after Intelligence officials confirmed Russia sought to interfere with the 2016 election...
Jun 20, 2017 Legislation
Today, Ranking Member Thompson announced House passage of legislation he sponsored to improve morale within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workforce...
Jun 20, 2017 Correspondence
Today, Ranking Member Thompson along with House Democratic Leaders and Ranking Members sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn urging them reverse their policy that instructs federal agencies in the Trump Administration to ignore oversight requests from Members of Congress...
Jun 20, 2017 In The News

After the Manchester bombing last month, local police officers, firefighters and paramedics were first at the scene. After the mass shooting inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016, the first to respond were local first responders. The same was true after San Bernardino in 2015 and after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.