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Dirk Kempthorne on War & Peace

Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator


Participate in military funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq

When a member of the Idaho National Guard is killed in Iraq, Kempthorne often participates in the funeral services, knowing that his remarks may be e-mailed back to Iraq the same day. This role has been thrust on Kempthorne by the heavy deployment of National Guard forces. Kempthorne calls his preparation for military funerals "the most somber and introspective moment" he experiences as governor, and he notes that not since the Civil War has there been such state identification with the military.
Source: Dan Balz in Washington Post, "Guard Deployments" , Jul 19, 2005

Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo.

Ending the Bosnian arms embargo.
Status: Bill Passed Y)69; N)29; NV)2
Reference: Bosnia Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of '95; Bill S. 21 ; vote number 1995-331 on Jul 26, 1995

Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Kempthorne co-sponsored the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Corresponding House bill is H.R.1595. Became Public Law No: 104-45.
Source: Bill sponsored by 77 Senators and 78 Reps 95-S1322 on Oct 13, 1995

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