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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

January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status designation for Salvadorans in the United States:

January 5, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee today asked Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and Trump Campaign CEO, to provide more information on the Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and Kremlin-connected Russians which Mr. Bannon characterized as “treasonous.” A copy of the letter is viewable here and its text follows.

 

January 5, 2018

Stephen K. Bannon

December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee issued the following statement in response to Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy’s request to interview senior FBI officials tomorrow on their involvement with the agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

December 17, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee released the following statement in response to a letter from President Trump’s transition team to the Oversight Committee which argues that the General Services Administration should have refused to comply with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s formal requests to produce documents and communications from the Trump Transition Team:

December 16, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to President Trump's comments on his consideration of pardoning Michael Flynn:

“Even Richard Nixon never publicly dangled the possibility of pardons for witnesses against him, but that’s exactly what President Trump did yesterday with his comments on Michael Flynn.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to reports that an email offered the President, his son, and other Trump Organization officials “a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents” in September 2016:

December 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy’s refusal to meet with a whistleblower who came forward with information on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s purported use of his former position to help launch Russian nuclear deal in the Middle East:

December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the announcement of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea:

“Michael Flynn’s guilty plea is a disturbing revelation, but the truth must come to light.

Special Counsel Mueller's investigation must continue unimpeded. Any action by the President to end the Mueller investigation would rise to an impeachable offense.

November 21, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee issued the following statement today:

“Today the President is publicly pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but there’s nothing to stop him from secretly pardoning a political turkey – and there is a lot of foul behavior in this White House. This matters because President Trump has reportedly explored the possibility of pardoning senior aides, family members, and even himself before the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation come home to roost.