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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Protecting 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 Protecting The Homeland

July 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today wrote to White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn, calling on him to publicly disclose all pardons issued by President Trump. Rep.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Jamie Raskin today sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein urging them to bring the President’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, back before their committee to ask him to maintain the Bureau’s independence from the White House.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee today successfully introduced an amendment ordering a review of White House security clearance procedures by requiring the National Background Investigations Bureau to report to Congress on the process for conducting and adjudicating security clearance requests for the Executive Office of the President.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee released the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner’s meeting with a Russian lawyer also included a former Soviet counterintelligence officer:

“There is a saying that there is no such thing as a former intelligence operative. President Trump’s top advisors put that to the test by meeting with a former Soviet intelligence officer and a Russian lawyer in their pursuit of dirt on Hillary Clinton.

July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee called upon acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to inform Congress of the counterintelligence and national security vulnerabilities created by White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner’s reported failure to disclose more than 100 foreign contacts on his security clearance application. These undisclosed interactions included meeting with representatives of the Kremlin and a lawyer purported to be a Russian government agent illicitly offering the Trump campaign information on behalf of the Putin regime.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the revelation that Donald J. Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with Mr. Trump’s friend Rob Goldstone and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Kremlin-linked lawyer, under the auspices of Ms. Veselnitskaya’s providing damaging material from Russia on Hillary Clinton:

June 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released the following statement in response to new revelations about Michael Flynn’s dubious business activities:

June 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released the following statement in response to Attorney General Sessions’ sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:

June 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released the following statement in response to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony and the White House’s claim that it has “no idea” if the tapes President Trump threatened Director Comey with actually exist: