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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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.
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
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.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report’s conclusions:
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman 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:
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:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Intelligence Committee members Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) today hailed the House passage of their bill, the Keeping Russian Entrapments Minimal and Limiting Intelligence Networks (KREMLIN) Act. The KREMLIN Act, which passed through the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, requires the Director of National Intelligence to produce three intelligence assessments on the political intentions of Vladimir Putin’s regime in the wake of its attempts to sabotage elections across the world.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi yesterday reintroduced the No Disrupting Accountability (NDA) Act, which would prevent non-disclosure agreements from being used to prevent White House staffers from coming forward as whistleblowers if they witness wrongdoing.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today introduced the Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms (COOL OFF) Act, which would require a waiting period of three business days for all handgun sales.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi reintroduced the Presidential Pardon Transparency Act which would require that all Presidential pardons be disclosed to the public within three days of being issued. Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s reintroduction with eighteen cosponsors comes in the midst of the ongoing investigation by the Special Counsel, the President’s dangling of potential pardons, and the potential pursuit of them by Paul Manafort and others.