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Jim Giles on Homeland Security


Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty would ban nuclear weapons testing six months after ratification by the 44 nations that have nuclear power plants or nucelar research reactors.

Giles says, "Nuclear weapons are essential to our national defense and you cannot trust our enemies."

Status: Resolution of Ratification Rejected Y)48; N)51; P)1

Reference: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Bill Treaty Document #105-28 ; vote number 1999-325 on Oct 13, 1999

Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels.

The Kerrey (D-NE) amdt would strike bill language requiring that U.S. strategic nuclear forces remain at START I levels through the end of fiscal 2000 unless Russia ratified START II.

Giles says, "Nuclear weapons are not going away and we should not unilaterally disarm."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)56; N)44

Reference: Motion to table Kerrey Amdt #395; Bill S. 1059 ; vote number 1999-149 on May 26, 1999

Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training.

Byrd Amdt (D-WV) that would prohibit same-sex military barracks and basic training.

Giles says, "Separation of the sexes is essential to good military discipline."

Status: Amdt Rejected Y)39; N)53; NV)8

Reference: Byrd Amdt #3011; Bill S. 2057 ; vote number 1998-180 on Jun 25, 1998

Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects.

Overturning line-item vetoes of 36 military projects vetoed by President Clinton.

Giles says, "Clinton's consistent policy of downsizing the U.S. military is against the interests of the American public."

Status: Bill Passed Y)69; N)30; NV)1

Reference: Line Item Veto Cancellation bill; Bill S. 1292 ; vote number 1997-287 on Oct 30, 1997

Voted NO on banning chemical weapons.

Approval of the chemical weapons ban.

Giles says, "Chemicals will be used by our opponents; therefore we should do the same and do it more effectively."

Status: Resolution of Ratification Agreed to Y)74; N)26

Reference: Resolution of ratification of the Chemical (Comprehensive) Weapons (Convention) Ban; Bill S. Res. 75 ; vote number 1997-51 on Apr 24, 1997

Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations.

Approval of the 1996 Defense Appropriations bill.

Giles says, "This bill insufficiently funded the United States defense requirements."

Status: Bill Passed Y)62; N)35; NV)3

Reference: Defense Approps Bill FY 96; Bill S. 1087 ; vote number 1995-397 on Sep 5, 1995

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