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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

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.

 

October 23, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s ongoing failure to hold the government of Saudi Arabia accountable for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

October 17, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today urged Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy to convene hearings on the death of Jamal Khashoggi and threats posed to journalists across the world.

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

 

October 17, 2018

 

The Honorable Trey Gowdy

October 17, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to cover stories reportedly being pushed with regard to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

October 13, 2018 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to a report that White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner likely paid lit