Bennie Thompson Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. More than 75,000 in Mississippi keep insurance subsidiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... with solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable for Americans," Cochran said. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the court's decision was a victory for "all Americans who desire to have health insurance and for all those who ...

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  2. .com | Confederate flag debate reaches CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | News24

    A growing backlash in Southern states against flying the Confederate battle flag spread to the US Congress on Thursday when Democratic lawmakers aimed to remove the banner from parts of the Capitol, but it quickly ran into opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi sought House approval of a resolution requiring the removal of state flags containing any portion of the Civil-War era Confederate battle flag from the House side of the US Capitol.

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  3. The House had a chance to take a stand on the Confederate flag. It didna t.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | The Washington Post

    ... end of the Civil War -- and that debate very briefly surfaced in the House of Representatives Thursday. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) brought a resolution to the House floor that would order the removal of "any state flag containing any portion of ...

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  4. "My ancestors were those individuals who were held in bondage against their will."Read the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Bloomberg

    ... which exhibits in an upper corner the emblem of the Confederate battle flag, was offered by Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi. Thompson, the only African-American member of the state's congressional delegation, said in ...

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  5. House postpones vote on resolution to remove Mississippi state flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | KSFO-AM San Francisco

    The House voted to postpone a vote on a measure to require that the Mississippi state flag be removed from House areas and office buildings, a step the proposal's Democratic sponsor said showed a lack of leadership by top House Republicans. By a vote of 240 to 184, largely along party lines, the chamber referred the resolution offered by Rep. Bennie Thompson D-Mississippi to the House Administration Committee.

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  6. Request to remove Confederate flag from House referred to committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | USA Today

    Rep. Bennie Thompson's request that the House remove items bearing the Confederate battle flag was referred to committee Thursday by his fellow lawmakers. Request to remove Confederate flag from House referred to committee WASHINGTON - Rep. Bennie Thompson's request that the House remove items bearing the Confederate battle flag was referred to committee Thursday by his fellow lawmakers.

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  7. House dodges vote to remove Mississippi flag from U.S. CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    The House on Thursday dodged an up-or-down vote on whether to to yank the flag of the state of Mississippi from some Capitol hallways, a move that comes in the wake of a deadly shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., has a resolution to take down a Mississippi flag hanging in a House-side hallway because it includes the Confederate insignia. But in a 240-184 vote, the House decided to refer the resolution to the House Administration Committee.

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  8. US Capitola s Confederate statues prompt renewed debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... that people take very much offense to." In a similar debate, the House considered a resolution from Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., on Thursday calling for the removal of any state flag depicting the Confederate battle flag from the House portion of ...

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  9. Rail Security and the Terrorist ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | CFR.org

    ... financial roadblocks in the way of increased security measures. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) has decried a system that sees nine dollars spent on aviation security for every penny spent on shoring up railways, ...

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  10. Senate Confirms Neffenger to Rescue TSARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Government Executive

    ... Coast Guard budget officer who served in Los Angeles and the Great Lakes region, was also welcomed by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, who said he "brings the depth of experience that TSA ...

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  11. Mississippi Officials Want U.S. Long-Haul Truck Proposal SquashedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | Insurance Journal West

    ... U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, Trent Kelly and Steven Palazzo, all Republicans, voted for the bill, Democrat Bennie Thompson against. Another rider on the bill would extend one successfully championed last year by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. It postponed ...

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  12. Officials debate whether to allow larger long-haul trucksRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2015 | Washington Times

    ... U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, Trent Kelly and Steven Palazzo, all Republicans, voted for the bill, Democrat Bennie Thompson against. Another rider on the bill would extend one successfully championed last year by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. It postponed ...

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  13. Thompson pushes marina as economic engineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | Vicksburg Post

    For small business to succeed in Vicksburg, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson said, business owners and city officials have to innovative and be ready "to think outside the box." "If we had a marina in Vicksburg, we could draw an awful lot to this community," Thompson, D-Miss., told about 125 people at the city's Emerging Business Summit Saturday at the Vicksburg Auditorium.

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  14. Boustany helps push GOP support for trade billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Daily World

    ... to support the trade bill. Richmond voted against the trade promotion authority. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson also voted against it, saying his district was "decimated'' by the North American Free Trade Agreement. "It was just not something that ...

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  15. New Day Now Rally, Congressional Sessions Highlight Reservation...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Market Wire

    The New Day Now rally featuring Native American business leaders, Congressman Bennie Thompson , and hundreds of American Indians gathered on the West front of the U.S. Capitol was a highlight of the second consecutive Reservation Economic Summit in DC, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development . The rally affirmed and advanced economic development in Indian Country, and served as a kickoff for a jam-packed day on Capitol Hill for conference participants.

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  16. Senate urged to reject bigger double-trailer trucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | USA Today

    ... on as "riders." Mississippi U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, Trent Kelly and Steven Palazzo voted for the bill, Bennie Thompson against. Another rider on the bill would extend one successfully championed last year by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. It ...

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  17. TPA: Contact Black Caucus Members BelowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Daily Kos

    Reps. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi Mr. Obama has 20 votes, according to Rep. Jim Himes, though as of yesterday, The Hill's whip count was showing 19. I had read that POTUS was leaning hard on the Congressional Black Caucus members, causing them much angst. And I just read....... In a last-ditch move, Obama has begun leaning on the Congressional Black Caucus - chiefly Reps.

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  18. Congress eyes 'viral' terrorism behind Garland cartoon contest attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    ... come to your streets with death and slaughter!" Hussain wrote after the Garland attack, McCaul noted. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the panel's senior Democrat, noted that the group that sponsored the contest - the American Freedom Defense ...

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  19. Lawmakers plan to lay into Amtrak - E&C questions whether Takata was sufficiently forthcomingRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | Politico

    ... s failure to catch the vast majority of test threats: http://politico.pro/1LZ28Ov . Thompson's worries: Rep. Bennie Thompson, the House Homeland Security Committee's ranking Democrat, said Monday that he is "extremely concerned with

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  20. BB King Remembered With Love And Humor At Mississippi Funeral [News]Read the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... and former President Bill Clinton each sent a letter, which were both read aloud by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, also a friend of BB. "The blues has lost its king and America has lost a legend. No one worked harder than B.B. ...

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