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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

August 13, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to assure Congress and the American people that former Special Agent Peter Strzok’s firing from the FBI, a penalty far in excess of the Bureau’s Office of Professional Responsibility’s recommendation, was not undertaken as political reprisal or at the urging of either the White House or Attorney General Sessions.

August 12, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement on the anniversary of the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, which led to the murder of Heather Heyer, and the ongoing white supremacist rally in Washington, DC:

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee issued the following statement in response to the articles of impeachment filed against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) with 9 of their House Republican colleagues:

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s Keeping Russian Entanglements Minimal and Limiting Intelligence Networks (KREMLIN) Act was included in Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s Secure America from Russian Interference Act, an omnibus bill that lays out the steps necessary to secure America’s elections, and counteract any interference from Russia and other foreign actors.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi urged Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to convene hearings on FBI leaks to Rudy Giuliani during the 2016 presidential campaign and potentially since.

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

July 13, 2018

 

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi introduced the No Security Clearance for Hate Groups Act as part of the larger effort to end the approval of security clearances for those who are associated with known hate groups. This legislation would have federal agencies establish and maintain a list of hate groups in the United States while requiring the head of each federal agency to make public the number of individuals seeking a security clearance who are affiliated with a hate group, including those who have been approved or denied such clearances.

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to today’s meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin:

July 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to Special Counsel Rod Rosenstein’s announcement of 12 indictments for Russian hackers who stole data and documents from the Democratic National Committee, state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and many other key organizations who make up our democratic infrastructure:

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the Trump administration’s travel ban:

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to President Trump’s executive order which requires the Secretary of Defense to make space and facilities available to build family detention camps on military bases, Congressman Krishnamoorthi has introduced an amendment to next week’s defense appropriations bill to prohibit the use of any federal defense funding for the construction, maintenance, or operation of family immigration detention centers on Department of Defense property.