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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Homeland Security

In response to 9/11, the federal government created the Department of Homeland Security to oversee our nation’s security. During the 112th Congress, as Ranking Member of and leading Democratic voice in the House of Representatives, Congressman Thompson’s main objective remains to improve the governance and accountability of the Department of Homeland Security and implement policies that protect our homeland from foreign and domestic terrorism. 

Congressman Thompson and Democrats will continue their work to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, our borders and our ports. Additionally, Congressman Thompson and Democrats will carry on the work to improve the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to any disasters we may encounter by ensuring that our first responders have the training, tools and guidance they need to do their jobs.

To learn more about Homeland Security and First Responders issues and to view my voting record, please click on the links below. 

Committee on Homeland Security Democrats

https://chsdemocrats.house.gov/

United States Department of Homeland Security

https://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

Assistance to Firefighter grants

https://www.firegrantsupport.com/content/html/afg/

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants

https://www.firegrantsupport.com/content/html/safer/

More on Homeland Security

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Republicans Protect Trump Administration and Cancel Hearing with San Juan Mayor

The Majority has no interest in oversight or the truth