State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Homeland Security


Lou Barletta: Military shouldn't have gay rights imposed

Barletta appeared to side with the transgender ban: "While I am waiting on more information, President Trump consulted with our generals and took their recommendation. Decisions about our military's readiness are best left to our nation's top military officials, not politicians interested in forwarding a social or political agenda. Our troops should be insulated from political considerations so they can remain focused on carrying out their mission to protect the American people."
Source: PennLive.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race Jul 26, 2017

Katie McGinty: Guarantee world's best-equipped & best-trained military

These are challenging times, and nothing is more important to me than keeping our families safe and secure. Fighting terrorism both at home and abroad is a growing challenge but we can defeat terrorist threats while upholding America's values and principles.

Our men and women in our military deserve the very best and as Senator, I will work to guarantee that our military remains the best-equipped and best-trained military in the world to meet the changing threats of the 21st century.

In order to respond to the threats we face, we need the strength and support of our allies. Israel is a critical partner for our national security and as a Senator, I will do all that I can to ensure Israel's security, as any threat to Israel poses a threat to our nation's interests as well.

Source: 2016 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website KatieMcGinty.com Aug 31, 2016

Tom Wolf: More services for veterans: education, jobs, & housing

Tom Wolf knows that our Commonwealth needs to keep its commitment to our veterans, national guardsmen, army reservists, members of our armed forces, and their families who deserve our respect, as well as the benefits, assistance, and dignity to which they are more than entitled. As governor, Tom Wolf will promote policies to ease the transition to civilian life, support their health and well-being, and be a vocal advocate for our National Guard. Specifically, he will:
Source: 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial campaign website, WolfForPA Sep 1, 2014

Tom Corbett: Fight to keep Apache helicopters based in PA

Today, I've brought along some special guests. They represent the men and women of this state who wear the uniform of our country, and the many who have served in theaters of war. This past year, the 104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard, completed a deployment in Afghanistan. Our guests are among the brave and highly skilled Apache helicopter pilots who carried out that mission. We are proud to have the Apaches based in Pennsylvania.

Recently though, the Army announced a plan to take many of these helicopters with their pilots out of Pennsylvania. I am going to fight to keep them here.

As a former member of the 28th AVBN, Pennsylvania National Guard, the pride I have for our pilots runs deep.

Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania legislature Feb 4, 2014

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