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Jim Pederson on Homeland Security

 


Investigate NSA secret wiretapping program

Today's news describes a previously undisclosed National Security Agency program to secretly collect data on the phone calls of ordinary American citizens without their knowledge to build a database of all calls within the country. President Bush has contradicted the story, saying the program is court-approved and strictly focused on terrorist activity. US Sen. Jon Kyl echoed the president.

Jim Pederson issued the following statement on the controversy: "I support giving the government the resources it needs to track down terrorists, as long as the proper oversight is in place. Congress needs to hold hearings on this matter to get to the bottom of what's really happening. I join Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in calling for an investigation. Sen. Jon Kyl needs to be leading that charge instead of mindlessly repeating the administration's talking points. That's what it means to be a senator. When the public interest is at stake, I'm willing to be independent of partisanship. He isn't."

Source: Press release, "NSA Controversy" May 11, 2006

Refocus on winning the War on Terror

Jim Pederson believes that no job of a Senator is more important than protecting Americans from danger at home and abroad. That means refocusing America on winning the War on Terror. Four long years after September 11, Osama Bin Laden remains at large and Al-Qaeda continues to plan terrorist attacks. Jim Pederson believes that we must refocus our national security efforts on hunting down Osama Bin Laden, destroying Al-Qaeda, and winning the War on Terror once and for all. Jim will fight to make sure that we have the best-equipped and best-trained military to keep America safe.

Right now, we have gaping holes in our homeland security - from our chemical plants and railroads, to our broken borders. Jim Pederson will fight to ensure that our police, firefighters, emergency medical professionals, and border patrol agents have the equipment and support they need to do their job.

Source: Campaign website, www.pederson2006.com, "Issues" May 2, 2006

Give our border patrols & police the tools they need

Right now, we have gaping holes in our homeland security - from our chemical plants and railroads, to our broken borders. Jim Pederson will fight to ensure that our police, firefighters, emergency medical professionals, and border patrol agents have the equipment and support they need to do their job.
Source: Campaign website, www.pederson2006.com, "Issues" Dec 11, 2005

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