Bennie Thompson

Bennie Gordon Thompson is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for MS-2 since 1993. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security since 2011, previously holding the position from 2005 to 2007. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Bennie Thompson has 404 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 Forum as a Professor for the Jackson State University. The year with the most videos was 2019 with 49 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 3,137 views per program. Most appearances with Nancy Pelosi (13), Sheila Jackson Lee (12), Maxine Waters (9). Most common tags: African Americans, Hurricane Katrina, Democratic Party.

Appearances by Title:April 13, 1993 - Present U.S. Representative, D-MS 2nd Videos: 402


U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. April 12, 1993 - c. April 12, 1993 Videos: 1 Professor, Jackson State University c. April 1, 1989 - c. April 12, 1993 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • House Session, Part 1

    House Session, Part 1

    The House meets for legislative business and is expected to take up the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act of 2019.

  • House Session, Part 2

    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered nine homeland security-related bills, including one barring the Homeland Security Department from…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House passed a bill providing assistance to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes, with significant…

  • Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology

    Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology

    John Wagner, the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) deputy executive assistant commissioner of field operations, testified on…

  • Morning Hour

    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on any topic.

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House convened for one-minute speeches and then recessed in for preparation for the president’s State of the Union…

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District Map Ideology Rankings Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on

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