A: I'm inclined to be against it because one, it's a federal mandate and two, I don't think the federal government should be tracking every movement. I think they should focus on shutting the borders down and imposing sanctions on employers who knowingly hire illegal workers.
A: That's what the action is taking.
Q: Specifically, how does that program works and what you've done to support it?
A: In the Treasurer's office, we created a terror-free fund with a pool of money that actually is a part separate from general revenue, because general revenue can't be invested in stocks. We screen that fund to identify companies that have a financial relationship with governments that are state sponsors of terrorism by our government which includes North Korea, Iran, Sudan, and Syria. And so if that financial relationship exists between that government and, let's say, [a foreign bank] then that stock never gets sent to the fund. Those companies come up for a divestment vote on the board I sit on. And sometimes they're removed and sometimes they're not. I always try to remove them.
BOND: Bond said he did so because, “We in Congress have been doing that work.” However, he said the commission “did heighten attention on the need for reform” and that he supported its recommendation that Congress establish a new position of national intelligence director with strong authority.
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