State of Virginia Archives: on Homeland Security


Bob McDonnell: In-state tuition for all members of Virginia National Guard

The brave men and women who volunteer for the Virginia National Guard are great patriots. That's why I propose that we provide in-state tuition for all members of the Virginia National Guard, regardless of how long they've lived here. We will continue to make this the most veteran-friendly state in America. You serve Virginia, we serve you.
Source: 2012 Virginia State of the State Address Jan 11, 2012

James Webb: Supports donít ask, donít tell rule for military

Q: Do you like the donít ask, donít tell rule or do you think it is stupid?

WEBB: I support the donít ask, donít tell rule. I think that the military is a different environment. Itís one where weíve always had gays in the military, we always will.

Q: So you should keep your orientation to yourself if it is homosexual?

WEBB: At this point, yes. I just think itís a practicality issue.

Q: Mr. Miller, should we keep donít ask, donít tell?

MILLER: No, it needs to be modified. It is costing us $200 million or more a year, itís costing us the ability to recruit and retain very capable people. We need to come up with a more practical way.

Q: Do you think people should be able to be openly gay in the military?

MILLER: Yes.

Source: Virginia 2006 Democratic Senate Primary debate Jun 9, 2006

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