Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, recently asked committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) to organize a briefing that focuses on the danger of domestic terrorism. At the same time, a group of Senators called on Sen. Charles Grassley, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to convene a similar hearing. Chairman McCaul has exclusively focused committee hearings on the threat posed by groups such as ISIL and he responded to Rep. Thompson’s request by proposing a hearing on both international and domestic terrorism. Certain news outlets and members of Congress, like Rep. Peter King (R-NY) are trumping up what they see as most threatening despite the data to the contrary. By solely focusing on the threat posed by ISIL-inspired actors we fail to address domestic rightwing extremism that is resulting in more and more tragic deaths. For over a decade, AAI has been working to make this very point to Congress, the Administration, and the public at large. Keep your calendars open later this month because AAI will hold a congressional briefing on this vital topic.