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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

February 1, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to news that the Swaminarayan Temple in Louisville, KY was the target of a hate-motivated attack by vandals:

January 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan deal to reopen the federal government after a month-long shutdown:

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), which is tasked with overseeing the activities and budget of the 17 intelligence agencies of the United States.

December 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Krishnamoorthi released the following statement regarding the Assad regime’s reported execution of Layla Shweikani, a 26-year-old Chicago-native providing humanitarian relief to Syrian civilians who died in the regime’s custody on December 28, 2016:

December 8, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee issued the following statement upon the release of previously confidential transcripts from yesterday's joint Oversight and Judiciary Committee interview with James Comey:

"Yesterday we called Mr. Comey, the right witness for the wrong investigation. While my Republican colleagues wasted an entire day harping on the Hillary Clinton email investigation, I came away with a few important takeaways:

October 27, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Committee issued the following statement in response to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood and the hate-motivated attacks which preceded it over the last two years:

October 27, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood:

October 25, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today called upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump to complete an impartial investigation into the attempted act of domestic terrorism that specifically targeted prominent members of the Democratic party and members of the media who have been targeted by President Trump at his rallies and on Twitter. Both President Trump and Attorney General Sessions have an obligation to the American people to conduct a fair investigation, especially as the midterm elections are fast approaching and the perpetrator of these acts has yet to

October 24, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in the wake of news that explosive devices were sent to a number of locations including homes of former Presidents Obama and Clinton, George Soros, and the New York City Bureau of CNN:

October 24, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today requested that the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division inform Congress on the steps it is taking to ensure that all lawful voters are able to cast their ballots in the 2018 elections and all others in which they are eligible to participate.

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