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.

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

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.

September 23, 2016 Press Release

SAN JOSE, C.A.Today, U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) announced the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport will receive more than $15 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements and perimeter security through two U.S. Department of Transportation grants.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by co-chairs U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas), announced the newly formed Fourth Amendment Caucus to protect the privacy and security of Americans in the digital age.

June 15, 2016 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives is set to debate and vote on a renewed effort to restrict warrantless surveillance. The amendment, offered to the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense appropriations bill by Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), would prohibit warrantless backdoor searches of U.S. citizens' online communications without first obtaining a warrant.

December 18, 2015 Blog Post

Recently, Congress acted to address vulnerabilities in our visa waiver program by passing H.R. 158 – the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act. Following terrorist attacks in Paris, much attention was called to vulnerabilities in our visa waiver program.

Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) introduced the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act, which became the basis of Congressional action.

December 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) released a letter expressing her concern with news reports indicating an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent enlisted local law enforcement to pressure a New Hampshire public library into disabling its Tor relay.

December 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D- CA19) were joined by 216 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court granting review of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Texas, et al,. The amicus makes the case that President's November 2014 actions to allow certain immigrant parents of U.S.

December 3, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D- San Jose) issued the following statement today regarding the December 2nd shooting in San Bernardino, California:

"My thoughts and condolences for the victims and their families in San Bernardino. Gun violence and mass shootings - irrespective of motive - have become heartbreakingly common in America. Congress must come together to craft constructive change to prevent dangerous individuals from harming others in shootings."

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