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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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:
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.
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:
SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee, who questioned former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in December, issued the following statement in response to his Friday night firing by the Trump administration:
“Firing Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe at 10pm on a Friday night is an attack on law enforcement staggering in both its cowardice and vindictiveness. The White House has shown yet again that it will stop at nothing to discredit the FBI and, through it, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has called upon CIA Director Mike Pompeo to publicly commit to using the $120 million Congress allotted for the State Department to combat Russian hacking and foreign propaganda efforts if confirmed as Secretary of State. Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that none of the funding had been spent.
Washington, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote to all the members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations yesterday to urge them to question CIA Director Pompeo during his confirmation hearing on President Trump’s potential interference in investigations into Michael Flynn and potential Trump campaign collusions with the Russian government.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Mark DeSaulnier of the Oversight Committee wrote to Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings yesterday, urging them to hold hearings to address the continuing problems with the White House security clearance process and the full extent of the issue throughout the executive branch.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) today called on the FBI to provide a comprehensive summary of the powers and jurisdiction that allow it to monitor social media for warning signs that individuals are planning mass violence as well as the privacy and due process safeguards that exist.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today demanded Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explain why the State Department failed to spend any of the $120 million provided by Congress to counter Russian and other foreign attempts to disrupt American elections and sow distrust in democratic governance.
The text of Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s letter follows and the signed letter is viewable here.