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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. 

 

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June 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Krishnamoorthi released the following statement on President Trump’s recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:

June 11, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – On Friday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote to Governor Bruce Rauner with Representatives Cheri Bustos, Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutiérrez, Bobby Rush, Danny Davis, Bill Foster, and Daniel W. Lipinski to urge Governor Rauner to work with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies to protect Illinois’ election infrastructure against cyber-attacks in advance of the 2018 election.

June 10, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement on President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore:

“President Trump needs to tweet less and study more in advance of the summit with North Korea if we’re to have any chance at making real progress. The President ditched the G-7 early to go to Singapore but has bragged that he does not need to prepare in earnest for meeting with Kim Jong Un of North Korea.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s bipartisan amendment passed as part of H.R. 8, The Water Resources Development Act of 2018, to strengthen the Army Corps of Engineers workforce. This amendment improves the capacity and preparedness of the Army Corps of Engineers workforce by analyzing challenges related to recruitment, retention, diversity, and on-the-job training.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following response to a report that Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm, Kushner Companies, is nearing a deal with a Qatar-linked company regarding 666 Fifth Avenue:

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter urging him to seal and secure Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s records in the event that the White House takes steps to fire the Special Counsel.

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

May 16, 2018

 

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April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today issued the following statement in response to the White House’s reversal from UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s call for additional sanctions on Russia and its subsequent criticism of her:

April 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, in the wake of ongoing investigations into Jared Kushner’s potential conflicts of interest, Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ted Lieu introduced the Congressional Oversight Needed For Likely Illicit and Corrupt Transactions (CONFLICT) Act to mandate greater transparency in recusals by White House officials and staff.

April 9, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to reports that the Assad Regime has once again used internationally banned chemical weapons in an attack which killed dozens of men, women, and children, this time in the Damascus suburb of Douma:

March 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee today introduced the No Disrupting Accountability (NDA) Act in response to