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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi



Congressman Thompson has been a longtime supporter of Agriculture


Congress annually considers several appropriations measures, which provide funding for numerous activities, for example, national defense, education, and homeland security, as well as general government operations. Congress has developed certain rules and practices for the consideration of appropriations measures, referred to as the congressional appropriations process.

Civil Rights

As the ever developing advancements of modern technology bring our world closer together our nation increasingly comes face to face with the factors affecting and influencing the melting pot which is our society.

Economic Recovery

The American Recovery and Reinvestment act (“Recovery Act”) is creating jobs and strengthening the economy. It is making a real difference for families, providing new resources to local governments and business, and helping to end the economic free fall that has gripped the country for more than 18 months.


Congressman Thompson is committed to working to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Emergency Services

After experiencing first hand FEMA’s failure in handling the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Congressman Thompson became the driving force behind the restructuring of the broken agency.junction with leaders in the Senate, Congressman Thompson successfully created a new and improved FEMA, one with the ability to respond quickly and effectively to any terrorist attack or natural disaster

Energy and Environment

Protecting the environment is vital to guarding the health of all Americans, particularly our children. Congressman Thompson are fighting for cleaner air, cleaner water, and preservation of our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has an impact on future generations of Americans.

Health Care

Mississippi continues to face tremendous challenges as we confront our health care needs.

Health Care Reform

Congressman Thompson and Democrats believe that too often, insurance companies put insurance company bureaucrats between you and your doctor. The Affordable Care Act cracks down on some of the most egregious practices of the insurance industry while providing the stability and the flexibility that families and businesses need to make the choices that work best for them.

Homeland Security

Congressman Thompson and Democrats will continue their work to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, our borders and our ports.

Jobs and the Economy

Congressman Thompson believes that Congress’ number one priority should be creating jobs for the American people.

Social Security

Congressman Thompson believes that protecting the promise of Social Security is an absolute.


At the end of FY2010, the Veterans population in the United States was approximately 22.6 million. Congressman Thompson is and has been a consistent supporter of our armed fighting forces and veterans, making sure that these 22.6 million heroes get the services they deserve