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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, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to reports that an email offered the President, his son, and other Trump Organization officials “a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents” in September 2016:

December 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy’s refusal to meet with a whistleblower who came forward with information on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s purported use of his former position to help launch Russian nuclear deal in the Middle East:

December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the announcement of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea:

“Michael Flynn’s guilty plea is a disturbing revelation, but the truth must come to light.

Special Counsel Mueller's investigation must continue unimpeded. Any action by the President to end the Mueller investigation would rise to an impeachable offense.

November 21, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee issued the following statement today:

“Today the President is publicly pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but there’s nothing to stop him from secretly pardoning a political turkey – and there is a lot of foul behavior in this White House. This matters because President Trump has reportedly explored the possibility of pardoning senior aides, family members, and even himself before the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation come home to roost.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee today wrote to Director Charles S. Phalen, Jr. of the National Background Investigations Bureau to ask if any applicant for a security clearance other than Jared Kushner had ever been able to maintain that clearance after attempting to establish a secret, off-the-record backchannel with a foreign power.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced the Keeping Russian Entanglements Minimal and Limiting Intelligence Networks (KREMLIN) Act which would require the Director of National Intelligence to produce a National Intelligence Estimate on the political intentions of Vladimir Putin’s regime in the wake of its attempts to sabotage elections across the world.

October 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attack in lower Manhattan:

“My heart goes out to the victims of today’s terror attack in New York City and their families. This cowardly act of terror will be fought with the strength and resolve that New Yorkers are famous for. While the full details of the attacker will emerge in the coming days, I have no doubt that we will bring all those responsible to justice.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee issued the following statement on the first charges of the Mueller investigation:

October 19, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) joined Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Matt Cartwright (PA-17) in sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) demanding answers about the agency’s failure to disclose its concerns about efforts that would make it easier for drug distributors to break the law.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will decertify the United States’ nuclear agreement with Iran:

“President Trump is planning to unilaterally decertify the Iran Nuclear Agreement and effectively deliver a self-inflicted wound to our national security and standing abroad. Only a week after Secretary of Defense Mattis stated that upholding this agreement was in our national security interest, President Trump is dismantling it.