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Dec 2, 2016 Legislation
Today, the House Representatives voted on the Conference Report for S. 2943, the FY2017 Defense Authorization Act. This bill includes bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, to strengthen international border security efforts, including Customs and Border Protection’s Preclearance program and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Visa Security Program...
Dec 1, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news that the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) released a report on the Department of Homeland Security’s use of private detention facilities...
Nov 18, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the President-elect’s selections for key national security positions...
Nov 17, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news that Republican lawmakers will push through another short term continuing resolution to fund the government through March 2017...
Nov 17, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will commence a review of U.S. Secret Service reimbursements to Presidential campaigns for transportation, lodging and other travel-related expenses in connection with providing protection to presidential candidates. Congressman Thompson requested this audit last month...
Nov 15, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on homeland security implication of President-elect Trump’s hiring of Stephen Bannon as White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor...