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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. 


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November 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced two bills to expand the capacity of the American intelligence community through the use of microelectronics and geospatial data. The bipartisan Seeding Enterprises in the Microelectronics Industry (SEMI) Act, which Congressman Krishnamoorthi introduced with Rep.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, the U.S. House  found Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s amendment regarding Chinese aggression toward India along the Line of Actual Control in order, ensuring it will receive a vote to pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. In response, Congressman Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINTON, DC – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross concerning allegations recently leveled by former National Security Advisor John Bolton that President Trump harmed United States national security by supporting the Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei at the urging of President Xi Jinping, even as officials in his own Administration warned against it. Noting Mr.

May 18, 2020 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Intelligence and Oversight Committees called for a full investigation into the President’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, purportedly at Secretary Pompeo’s urging, as Mr.

July 30, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL –  Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi introduced the Hate Crimes Commission Act which will create a bipartisan commission to investigate and expand reporting on hate crimes throughout the United States. This commission would be comprised of a group of 12 members appointed by House and Senate leadership who would have one year to prepare a report on the rise in hate crimes, potential causes of increase, and how to combat it.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – On Monday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi convened a meeting with community leaders and three senior TSA officials visiting from Washington, DC to discuss best practices for improving relations between TSA officers and the general public.  The Congressman was joined by TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patty Cogswell, Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement Christine Griggs, and Legislative Director Clint Fisher, along with leaders from more than a dozen civil rights organizations including: the South Asian Bar Association of

March 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Tom Rice (SC-07), and Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) introduced legislation to rename the Visa Waiver Program to the Secure Travel Partnership. The Visa Waiver Program allows pre-screened, pre-approved travelers from participating countries to travel to the United States, after undergoing a rigorous Department of Homeland Security approval process, for stays of up to 90 days. Rebranding the program to the Secure Travel Partnership more accurately reflects the mission and security of the program.

March 24, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report’s conclusions: 

March 22, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, ILCongressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement following today’s news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report detailing the comprehensive investigation into interference in the 2016 election:

March 15, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand which has already left 49 dead and more wounded: