Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Defense & National Security

As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I am briefed daily about the threats facing our country and what we are doing to stop them. In these trying times, Americans are understandably concerned for their safety, but we must not allow fear to lead to overreaction, bad policy, or unintended consequences.

Instead, I’m working hard to ensure that Congress provides leadership and answers the question: What really keeps Americans safe? Every dollar we waste funding outdated strategies designed for the Cold War is another dollar that is not going towards law enforcement, intelligence gathering, cybersecurity, and many other programs that actually secure the U.S. against the evolving threats we face today. That’s why I’ve been pushing for a continued bipartisan, bi-cameral independent investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, pushing for increases in U.S. Homeland Security grant funding for states and localities and helping introduce legislation that prioritizes nuclear non-proliferation & deficit reduction in Defense Appropriations Bills to strengthen Chicago’s ability to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks and major natural disasters.

It is important to remember that every national security challenge is unique. There is no cookie-cutter strategy for deterring and defeating our enemies. But the U.S. has the capabilities and the know-how to defend against these threats. That’s why Congress must stop exploiting public’s fears and work together to keep Americans safe. 

 

Rep. Quigley questions FBI Director Comey about Russian collusion during House Intelligence Open Hearing.

Rep. Quigley pushed for increase in U.S. Homeland Security grant funding for states and localities.

Rep. Quigley introduces amendment prioritizing nuclear non-proliferation deficit reduction in Defense Appropriation bill.

More on Defense & National Security

Sep 9, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Jul 29, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, announced over $100 million in vital Homeland Security preparedness grants for fiscal year 2015 to the State of Illinois and the greater Chicago area.
Jun 12, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement in response to the passage of the fiscal year 2016 Department of Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 2685).
May 15, 2015 Press Release
The House passed two amendments offered by U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) to highlight the costs of our wasteful nuclear weapons programs in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes spending on defense programs.
May 14, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement in response to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act passing the House.

Pages