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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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