Homeland Security

As an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Zoe knows that our national security does not need to violate our constitutionally protected rights. While we face certain and real threats, we must not lose sight of the founding principles of our great nation. This philosophy guides Zoe's work as a member of the Congress.

As a member of Congress, Zoe has worked hard to ensure that our nation remains protected from all threats, including those emanating from cyberspace. Zoe led a bipartisan effort that created the position of Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity in the Homeland Security Department to protect our nation's critical cyber infrastructure. Zoe has also worked to ensure that government agencies involved in intelligence and information gathering remain accountable to the Congress and work to have proper oversight of programs which use this intelligence.

Zoe is also a member of the Congressional Task Force on Election Security, formed to address the lack of action to protect electoral infrastructure following Russia interference and attempt to influence the 2016 Presidential election. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the election systems in 21 states were breached and voter records containing personal information were compromised. There has been no action from the Republican Congress or the Trump Administration to provide greater protection to our election systems. When a sovereign nation meddles in our elections, it is an attack on our country. We cannot leave states to defend against the sophisticated cyber tactics of state actors on their own. The Election Security Act, introduced by members of the Election Security Task Force, provides the critical investments needed by States and election administrators to protect our election infrastructure from future cyber-attacks.

To learn more about the Zoe's work on issues related to homeland security, please click on the news links below:

More on Homeland Security

May 8, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren issued a statement regarding President Trump announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
May 2, 2018 In The News

On the same day that President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to strike Syrian military facilities in response to the latest purported regime-ordered chemical attack, a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives sent the president a letter in which they “strongly urge[d]” him to seek Congressional approval before acting.

April 13, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren released a bipartisan letter to Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Christopher Wray calling into question the Bureau’s handling of Syed Rizwan Farook’s locked iPhone in the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino attack.
March 30, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued a statement regarding a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) decision to hold pregnant immigrant women in detention facilities.
March 6, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren joined a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to express support for the Election Assistance Commission and to request that the EAC receive $14 million so it can continue to assist states in their urgent efforts to secure voting systems in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.
August 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Does the President suffer from early stage dementia? Has the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control? Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties? Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?

June 1, 2017 Press Release
SAN JOSE, CA – Two new federal grants were awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport for infrastructure improvements and the purchase of new safety equipment, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republicans delayed consideration of a privileged resolution offered by U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on the House Floor today to request President Trump's tax return information. This tax information can determine whether the President is in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. 

December 7, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement regarding President-Elect Donald Trump's nomination of Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security

September 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Bipartisan Members of Congress this week filed an Amicus Curiae brief in support of a legal challenge to the Department of Justice's use of National Security Letter gag orders and improper implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act.

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