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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi


Latest News

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Thompson Addresses Failure of Grant Paperwork Submission in Sec. Hosemann Letter

May 21, 2018 Press Release

Press Release: Congressman Bennie G. Thompson Announces Offer of Appointment to the United States Military Academy


BOLTON, MS – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announces an offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy for the Second Congressional District.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Thompson Votes NO on GOP Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) voted NO on H.R. 2, commonly known as the GOP Farm Bill of 2018.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Thompson’s Medgar Evers National  Monument Act Passes House

WASHINGTON – Last night, U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02)’s legislation, to designate the Jackson home of the late Civil Rights icon, Medgar Evers’ a national monument, passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

April 12, 2018 Newsletter Archive


To the first edition of The Thompson Report on the Second Congressional District of Mississippi.  I
will share important information about the district, grants, legislative actions and more in my
monthly newsletter which will be distributed by email to constituents.

Thank you,

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Thompson Statement on Omnibus

Bill includes election security funds and grants for non-profits

March 22, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act:


March 21, 2018 Press Release

Thompson Demands Election Security Hearings After Homeland Security Chairman Backtracks

March 20, 2018 Press Release

DeFazio, Thompson, Pallone: Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Federal Recovery Still Lagging Behind

March 20, 2018 Press Release

Jayapal, Thompson, Lofgren Lead More Than 50 Members to Protect Families From Being Torn Apart at the Border

March 19, 2018 Press Release

Thompson, Richmond, Jackson Lee: Austin Bombings Must Be Classified as Terrorist Attacks

“For too long we have focused only on certain sources of terrorism and violence while ignoring others”


In The News

January 18, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON - A new Justice Department report issued Tuesday suggests that, since 9/11, 73 percent of terrorism convictions in the United States have involved individuals who were born in other countries. An expert on terrorism data, however, said that what is most alarming about the document is its math.

December 7, 2017 In The News

Black lawmakers may skip civil rights museum opening in protest of Trump

By Astead W. Herndon Globe Staff 

August 24, 2017 In The News
August 22, 2017 In The News
July 6, 2017 In The News

In the wake of mounting reports that actors within the Russian government worked to compromise the 2016 President election, a group of Democratic House leaders recently announced a new task force that aims to ensure the health and security of the nation’s election systems.

Photo Galleries

May 14, 2018 Photo Gallery

The National Park Service (NPS) held public meetings to support the preservation of African American civil rights sites and the legacy of civil rights leaders. 

April 17, 2018 Photo Gallery

Federal Resources Workshop held at Mississippi Valley State University