U.S. Congressman MIKE POMPEO, Representing the 4th District of Kansas

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  • The Hill: Benghazi member makes his mark
    Posted in In the News on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    A West Point graduate with ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is emerging as an influential hawk in the Republican Party. Rep. Mike Pompeo (Kan.), 52, is one of just two Republicans on both the Intelligence Committee and the House Select Committee on Benghazi, putting him in the limelight on some of the biggest issues of the day. Now he’s being handed another high-profile assignment. Last month, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) asked Pompeo to lead an i... Read more

  • Wichita Eagle: Pompeo hosts D.C. town hall meeting on general aviation
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aviation

    Pompeo hosts D.C. town hall meeting on general aviation A number of Wichita executives attended a town hall meeting called by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita on Monday regarding federal general aviation issues. Pompeo called the meeting, held in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration, aircraft certification and regulatory reform, implementation of the next-generation air traffic control system, and recent proposals to privative that system. “Improvements to the FAA ne... Read more

  • Wichita Business Journal: Pompeo: User fees not the way to help fix the FAA
    Posted in In the News on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Aviation

    Pompeo: User fees not the way to help fix the FAA Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to soon consider a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, but within the expected iteration to be considered is, once again, the prospect of general aviation user fees. In an op-ed for Politico, Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo says the House Transportation and Infrastructure panel is expected to propose legislation that would includes the establishing of a non-profi... Read more

  • Politico Op-ed by Pompeo: The wrong way to fix the FAA
    Posted in In the News on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Aviation

    The wrong way to fix the FAA Aviation needs to be reformed, but Congress is about to crush a crucial part of the market . As the second session of the 114th Congress begins, House lawmakers are slated to consider a sweeping Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that would fundamentally change the way our nation’s air traffic control system is operated. America’s airspace is the safest in the world, but it is far from efficient. Costly air traffic-related delays are on the rise an... Read more

  • Op-ed by Pompeo, Rivkin: Time for a Rigorous National Debate About Surveillance
    Posted in In the News on January 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    Time for a Rigorous National Debate About Surveillance Post-9/11 measures have been weakened or discarded. A coherent new approach is needed. By: MIKE POMPEO and DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. America is in a long war against a resilient enemy capable of striking the homeland, but U.S. intelligence capabilities are falling short of meeting the threat. The San Bernardino attackers were not flagged, despite their repeated visits to jihadist websites, alarming posts on social media, and suspicious financial t... Read more

  • The Weekly Standard: Giving Iran a Pass
    Posted in In the News on December 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Giving Iran a Pass Throughout the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Obama administration insisted that its approach to brokering a deal with the mullahs is guided by a simple principle: "verification, not trust." Of course, by the time a deal was struck the Obama administration had given away the store, so there was precious little left to verify. Recall that prior to the negotiations, the White House position was that Iran'... Read more

  • Wichita Eagle: Reserve unit could gain wing designation in January
    Posted in In the News on December 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    Reserve unit could gain wing designation in January The 931st Air Refueling Group to get at least 400 new personnel The 931st Air Refueling Group could receive a Wing designation from the Air Force as soon as January, according to news releases Monday. “The newly designated 931st Air Refueling Wing will grow by nearly 400 personnel to meet the needs of the wing,” the group said in a release. The announcement comes as reservists are gaining a larger role in McConnell Air Force Base operations as... Read more

  • Washington Examiner: Three big things Congress learned from Clinton on Benghazi
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington Examiner: Three big things Congress learned from Clinton on Benghazi Rep. Mike Pompeo on Wednesday rejected reports that the House Select Committee on Benghazi learned nothing from Hillary Clinton's testimony last week, and said members learned critical new information about security for U.S. officials in Benghazi before the attack, how State reacted during the attack, and what officials did afterwards. "We learned a whole handful of things," the Kansas Republican said on C-SPAN Wedne... Read more

  • The Hill: Pompeo: Closing Guantanamo bad for intelligence, troop morale
    Posted in In the News on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Pompeo: Closing Guantanamo bad for intelligence, troop morale Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) questioned Thursday whether President Obama would follow this year’s defense policy bill’s continuing ban on bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States. “We’ve seen many cases where the president has stared at a statute and said, ‘That’s interesting,” and continued to take the action he sought as being appropriate,” Pompeo said. Pompeo made his remarks during a discussion with former Attorney Gene... Read more

  • Topeka Capital Journal: Kansas congressional delegation wants legal action, new sanctions to stall Iran deal
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Kansas congressional delegation wants legal action, new sanctions to stall Iran deal On Thursday, congressional opponents of a nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran failed to pass a resolution of disapproval as a deadline to do so came and went, seemingly ending a monthslong debate on the divisive agreement. However, outspoken critics of the agreement in the Kansas delegation aren’t yet willing to let the deal sail softly into the annals of diplomatic history. “It’s far from over,” Rep.... Read more