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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Protecting 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 Protecting The Homeland

September 19, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL—In response to the newest reports concerning the FBI’s investigation into former Trump chair Paul Manafort, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today sent a letter to White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn urging him to inform Congress and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller as to whether or not the President is considering pre-emptively pardoning Paul Manafort and whether the President is under any obligation to inform Congress and the Special Prosecutor should he choose to do so.

September 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to the newest revelation of Michael Flynn’s failure to properly disclose his foreign entanglements and his ongoing relevance to Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement:

August 17, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Danny Davis today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security questioning its June 2017 decision to rescind funding for an initiative to counter right-wing extremism, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and other white supremacist groups responsible for the events in Charleston.

August 15, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL –  Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments this afternoon on the events in Charlottesville:

August 14, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL –  Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the national increase in hate crimes over the last year:

August 12, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL –  Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the events of the last two days in Charlottesville, Virginia:

August 11, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL –  Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the current tensions with North Korea:

August 7, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the bombing of a Bloomington, MN mosque on Saturday:

July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi will be introducing the Presidential Pardon Transparency Act which will require that all Presidential pardons be disclosed to the public within three days of being granted.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he intended to ban transgender people from openly serving in the military: