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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Defending The Homeland

The defense and the security of our nation are extremely important to my work in Congress and our country as a whole. America's security impacts every single American and cannot become a partisan issue.

Since the horrendous attacks on September 11, 2001, threats to our nation's security have become more complex and have required America's security forces to adopt new and innovative tactics. From cyber attacks to home-grown terrorism, we need a nimble and strong response to these ever-evolving threats. We must make sure we provide the tools necessary to the federal agencies entrusted with keeping us safe.

While maintaining our military superiority is important to continue our fight in rooting out terrorism, we must also remember to protect and promote our exceptional standing among nations by engaging in active diplomacy. We can respond to emerging threats at home and abroad without sacrificing American values or the rights and liberties that are the bedrock of our democracy. 

 

More on Defending The Homeland

October 23, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s ongoing failure to hold the government of Saudi Arabia accountable for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

October 17, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today urged Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy to convene hearings on the death of Jamal Khashoggi and threats posed to journalists across the world.

Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s signed letter is viewable here and the text follows below.

 

October 17, 2018

 

The Honorable Trey Gowdy

October 17, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to cover stories reportedly being pushed with regard to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

October 13, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to a report that White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner likely paid lit

October 11, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to reports of US intelligence agencies having prior knowledge of the Saudi Arabian government’s plot against journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

September 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 20, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E.

September 19, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee released the statement below in response to President Trump’s directives to the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify materials related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

September 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following reports of an impending Syrian and Russian military campaign to take the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

August 21, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s convictions on federal bank and tax fraud charges:

August 13, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to assure Congress and the American people that former Special Agent Peter Strzok’s firing from the FBI, a penalty far in excess of the Bureau’s Office of Professional Responsibility’s recommendation, was not undertaken as political reprisal or at the urging of either the White House or Attorney General Sessions.