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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.
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ENG: 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 (443km) long, 180 miles (290km) 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. Early life, education and career Thompson is a lifelong resident of Bolton, near Jackson. He attended Hinds County public schools before earning ...
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“Throw Them All Out” falsely accuses Bennie Thompson

"Throw Them All Out" falsely accuses Bennie Thompson of earmarking money for Calif. airport Information in the new book “Throw Them All Out” by Peter Schweizer, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, suggests that Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson created a 2010 earmark benefiting a small California airport to appease Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who had helped him become chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security.However, the assertion is an error. The runway earmark was made by Rep. Mike Thompson of California.Schweizer used information from reputable ...

Thompson: “The Fringe Must Take A Back Seat”

In a Clarion-Ledger piece profiling some local support of Obama’s recent proposals, they quoted Rep. Bennie Thompson, the lone Democrat Mississippi sends to D.C., who is a supporter of the plan. I haven’t seen a full statement, but here is what he said as quoted in the article: “If we are to be successful the federal government must act quickly, corporations must start to invest some of their two plus trillion dollars of cash reserves and political posturing by those on the fringe must take a back seat.” This was actually a pretty mild statement, especially with what ...

Thompson Urging Nursing Students to Work in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the most unhealthy states in the country, and with a critical nurse shortage the problem could get worse. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports how state and federal programs are in place to give Mississippi educated nurses more incentive to work in state. At the University of Mississippi nursing school Benny Thompson, Mississippi 2nd District U.S. Congressman, spoke to the senior class. He says the affordable health care act is adding 250 million dollars to a program that will forgive student loans for certain graduates. "You can get a medical education, and go anywhere you want ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) released the following statement regarding the shooting deaths of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church and with the entire community of Charleston, South Carolina.  Last night, a historic place of worship and peace became the site of terror and hate.  This shooting is a deplorable act that harkens back to a dark time in the south when peaceful people could not avoid the rage of those with hate in their hearts, even in a place of worship. “Based on all indications from individuals involved in this ongoing investigation, this is a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism and state and federal authorities should approach it as such. I have no doubt that with the cooperation of state, regional and federal agencies, as well as the good people of Char
July 8, 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) released the text of a letter sent to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration:   “Today, I sent a letter to Chairwoman Candice Miller and Ranking Member Robert Brady of the Committee on House Administration urging them both to take swift action on the privileged resolution that I introduced to take down symbols of the confederate battle flag including the imagery in the Mississippi state flag.   “After my resolution was voted into the Committee on House Administration before the most recent recess, my Republican colleagues hoped that the issue would just fade away but I am calling for immediate hearings and/or committee action on the resolution.  In my letter to the committee, I encouraged my colleagues to follow up on the nice things they said on the House floor during the debate and take real action. &nb
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) released the following statement regarding the ongoing national debate on the confederate battle flag: “I am pleased that South Carolina elected officials including my good friend Jim Clyburn stood together against the hate and backwards thinking represented by the confederate battle flag and made the first step to remove this controversial relic of history from their state capitol. “It is time for Mississippi leaders to do the same.  I was heartened by the words of Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn who stepped out against what had become conventional wisdom in his party and recognized the offensive nature of the confederate battle flag and urged that it be removed.  I support his efforts and urge other Mississippi legislators and elected officials to follow his lead.   “Mississippi is the sole state with an actual depiction of the confederate battl
BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced The United States Department of Rural Development/Community Facility Program has approved a $20,000 grant to the Town of Cruger in Holmes County.   This grant will provide federal funding to purchase a police vehicle.   For more information call Ms. Arrica Weatherall, Mayor at (662) 455-5155.

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