The bottom line is that they are promoting someone to head this new initiative who can't do his jobAnalysis: New cyber chief faces Hill anger Feb 27, 2008
Before the government accepts Project 28, Congress needs to be assured that the well-publicized technological problems plaguing the system have been fully addressedCongress worried by virtual fence failings Dec 06, 2007
I have never heard of immunizations for domestic travel. And as the representative for Concord, N.C., I feel compelled to ask why the heck the committee feels that immunizations are needed to travel to my hometownDems criticized for NASCAR shots remark Oct 12, 2007
I need you to provide me with an immediate assurance that upon its October 1st roll-out, this program will be operating within the confines of the Constitution and all applicable laws and regulationsDems plan to monitor spy satellite program Aug 23, 2007
Let me state this clearly -- the release of important information to the public without prior to notification to this committee is unacceptableDems plan to monitor spy satellite program Aug 23, 2007
Bennie G. Thompson (born January 28, 1948) is the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1993, and the ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
The district includes most of Jackson and is the only majority-black district in the state. The district is approximately 275 miles (443 km) long, 180 miles (290 km) wide and borders the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Delta comprises the vast majority of the 2nd District. He is both the first Democrat and the first African American to chair the Homeland Security Committee in the House.
Thompson is a native of Bolton, Mississippi and attended Hinds County public schools before earning degrees from Tougaloo College and Jackson State University. He served as an alderman, then mayor of Bolton before being elected to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.