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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Pat Quinn on Homeland Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Let military medics to obtain LPN licenses. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports the Illinois Military Family Relief Trust Fund. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels. (Nov 2002)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Hiding sources made post-9-11 analysis impossible. (Jul 2004)
  • CIA depends too heavily on defectors & not enough on HUMINT. (Jul 2004)
  • Administration did not pressure CIA on WMD conclusions. (Jul 2004)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Mark Kirk on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • No F-25 engine; no joint forces command. (Oct 2010)
  • Don't bring terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to the US. (Dec 2009)
  • Increase military pay; improve equipment. (Sep 2000)
  • New menace: weapons of mass destruction by rogue states. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Doug Truax on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
  • Learned about duty, honor and country at West Point. (Oct 2013)
  • Ok to interrogate jihadists using any means necessary. (Oct 2013)

House:


Judy Biggert on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Allow assassination of terrorist leaders. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Cheri Bustos on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Make our troops best-trained, best-equipped & best-prepared. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Danny Davis on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
Rodney Davis on Homeland Security
Republican (District 13): Click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Dold on Homeland Security
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Tammy Duckworth on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • 2004: Lost both legs as helicopter pilot in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)
Bill Enyart on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 12): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Fight to keep bases and armories open. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)
Bill Foster on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Luis Gutierrez on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better. (Jun 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Randy Hultgren on Homeland Security
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Robin Kelly on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Homeland Security
Republican (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Dan Lipinski on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
Mike Quigley on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Mel Reynolds on Homeland Security
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Peter Roskam on Homeland Security
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
Bobby Rush on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Jan Schakowsky on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Bobby Schilling on Homeland Security
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Brad Schneider on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • 21st Century GI Bill & world-class healthcare for vets. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Aaron Schock on Homeland Security
Republican (District 18): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
John Shimkus on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Joe Walsh on Homeland Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Keep prisoners at Guantanamo; try them in military tribunals. (Feb 2010)
  • All provisions of the Patriot Act should be renewed. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Homeland Security
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
Jerry Costello on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Politicians exploit defense fears for narrow advantage. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Timothy Johnson on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Donald Manzullo on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
George Ryan on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
James Thompson on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for James Thompson on other issues.
  • Focus on potential terrorist sanctuaries like Saudi Arabia. (Jul 2004)
  • US majority support among Muslims on 9-11 collapsed by 2003. (Jul 2004)
  • Must defeat ideology of terrorism, not Muslim people. (Jul 2004)
  • Support "Cooperative Threat Reduction" on Soviet nukes. (Jul 2004)
  • Continue targeting terrorist financing; add terrorist travel. (Jul 2004)
  • Screen for individual terrorists at borders, no profiling. (Jul 2004)
  • Guidelines, supervision, & oversight of new security powers. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund better communications between emergency responders. (Jul 2004)
  • Improve human intel with racial and linguistic diversity. (Jul 2004)
  • Several missed opportunities to disrupt 9/11 hijackers. (Jul 2004)
  • Most important failure on 9/11 was one of imagination. (Jul 2004)
Philip Crane on Homeland Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
James Durkin on Homeland Security
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Peter Fitzgerald on Homeland Security
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • America needs protection from missile attack. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Flanagan on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Denny Hastert on Homeland Security
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Alan Keyes on Homeland Security
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Peace through strength: supremely strong & prepared military. (Aug 2008)
  • Stand unalterably opposed to all who commit terrorist acts. (Aug 2008)
  • Killing innocents by terror is same evil as by abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect military chaplainsí right to pray in preferred faith. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials. (Sep 2007)
  • No student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Doctrine of terror is killing innocent people. (Sep 2007)
  • Develop a plan that will get us away from our oil dependence. (Oct 2004)
  • Donít use Patriot Act to take away freedoms. (Oct 2004)
  • Send a clear message to the entire terror network. (Oct 2004)
  • Take preemptive action only if a probable threat exists. (Oct 2004)
  • Greatest threat is not external, but what we do to ourselves. (Nov 2003)
  • Set aside the ABM treaty and build SDI. (Feb 2000)
  • Rapidly develop & deploy an anti-missile defense system. (Feb 2000)
  • What you see is what you get over ďdonít ask, donít tell.Ē. (Feb 2000)
  • Ban homosexuals in the military. (Jan 2000)
  • Missile defense umbrella including Taiwan. (Dec 1999)
  • Keep some forces abroad, but avoid globalism. (Nov 1999)
  • Defend human rights & self-govt within national interests. (Nov 1999)
  • Kosovo sets precedent for more future intervention. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports missile strikes against terrorists abroad. (Aug 1998)
  • Citadel and VMI should remain all male. (Feb 1996)
  • No women in combat. (Jun 1995)
William Lipinski on Homeland Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Color-coded warnings are no substitute for diplomacy. (Jan 2004)
  • A real war on terrorism: go after terrorist cells. (Dec 2003)
  • Leave the Iraqis the same as we found them. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Barack Obama on Homeland Security
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 101 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Defense cuts bad; but non-defense cuts even worse. (Feb 2013)
  • Define legal framework for targeting & detaining terrorists. (Feb 2013)
  • Lasting peace does not require perpetual war. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't give military money that they're not asking for. (Oct 2012)
  • Take money from war budgets and fund nation-building at home. (Jan 2012)
  • Reduce defense spending 1% in 2013; add 2% per year after. (Jan 2012)
  • New START treaty: more secure & fewer nuclear weapons. (Jan 2011)
  • OpEd: On track to spend most on military since WWII. (Jun 2010)
  • Called for space weapons ban, but with wiggle room. (Jun 2010)
  • Let gay people serve in military openly. (Jan 2010)
  • US has helped underwrite global security for 60 years. (Dec 2009)
  • Promises to close Guantanamo & treat prisoners as POWs. (Sep 2009)
  • FactCheck: F-22 Raptor costs $140M and has never been used. (Feb 2009)
  • Obama Doctrine: moral interest as well as national interest. (Oct 2008)
  • Inappropriate to lie to public; just donít answer questions. (Sep 2008)
  • We should have focused on loose nukes & Al Qaeda after 9/11. (Aug 2008)
  • Grandfather served in Patton's tank corps in WWII. (Aug 2008)
  • Colleges must allow military recruiters for ROTC on campus. (Jan 2008)
  • Human rights and national security are complementary. (Nov 2007)
  • Judgment is as important as experience. (Oct 2007)
  • Repeal Donít-Ask-Donít-Tell. (Aug 2007)
  • America must practice the patriotism it preaches. (Mar 2007)
  • Get first responders the healthcare and equipment they need. (Mar 2007)
  • Need to be both strong and smart on national defense. (Oct 2006)
  • Grow size of military to maintain rotation schedules. (Oct 2006)
  • We are currently inspecting 3% of all incoming cargo. (Oct 2004)
  • Give our soldiers the best equipment and training available. (Jul 2004)

    National Service

  • Serving America doesnít mean going out shopping. (Oct 2008)
  • $4,000 tuition tax credit in exchange for community service. (Jun 2008)
  • Expand Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to 266,000 slots. (Feb 2008)
  • Put forward a national service program. (Jan 2008)
  • Give 18-year-old women opportunity to serve. (Dec 2007)
  • Register women for draft, but not for combat. (Jul 2007)

    Nuclear Weapons

  • Strengthen NPT to have automatic sanctions on Iran. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: walked away from missile defense of Eastern Europe. (Mar 2010)
  • Secure all world's nuclear materials by international treaty. (Jan 2010)
  • Reduce US nuclear stockpile & prevent spread of nukes. (Dec 2009)
  • Goal is a world without nuclear weapons. (Aug 2008)
  • A New Beginning: seek world with no nuclear weapons. (Aug 2008)
  • Seek the peace of a world without nuclear weapons. (Jul 2008)
  • 2007: With Hagel, introduced nuclear nonproliferation bill. (Mar 2008)
  • Pursue goal of a world without nuclear weapons. (Feb 2008)
  • Rebuild a nuclear nonproliferation strategy. (Jan 2008)
  • 2006: Obama-Lugar bill restricted conventional weapons. (Oct 2007)
  • 2005: Passed bill to reduce conventional weapon stockpiles. (Aug 2007)
  • Protecting nuclear power plants is of utmost importance. (Mar 2007)
  • Rebuild the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (Jan 2006)
  • Increase funding to decommission Russian nukes. (Jul 2004)

    Terrorism

  • We have brought 9-11 planners to justice. (Oct 2012)
  • Remain vigilant & focus forcefully on groups like al Qaeda. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: Failed promise to close Guantanamo loses left votes. (Jun 2011)
  • OpEd: torture ban just repositions torture to outside US. (Jun 2010)
  • No habeas right for detainees outside of US. (Jun 2010)
  • Moving Gitmo to Illinois was logistically & legally complex. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Promised to close Guantanamo but it's still open. (Apr 2010)
  • Hundreds of al Qaeda have been captured last year. (Jan 2010)
  • OpEd: accused of palling around with terrorist Bill Ayers. (Nov 2009)
  • Strategic issue is where to send & how to fund our troops. (Sep 2008)
  • Disrupting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan prevented another 9/11. (Sep 2008)
  • Islam in 1970s was not opposed to West & rule of law. (Jul 2008)
  • Go after al Qaeda but also shrink pool of potential recruits. (Jul 2008)
  • No torture; no renditions; no operating out of fear. (Apr 2008)
  • Al Qaida is stronger now than in 2001 as Iraq distracted us. (Jan 2008)
  • No presidential power for secret surveillance. (Dec 2007)
  • No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress decides what constitutes torture, not president. (Dec 2007)
  • No torture; defiance of FISA; no military commissions. (Dec 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus to reach Muslims abroad. (Dec 2007)
  • Donít allow our politics to be driven by fear of terrorism. (Nov 2007)
  • If attacked, first help victims then prevent further attacks. (Oct 2007)
  • America cannot sanction torture; no loopholes or exceptions. (Sep 2007)
  • We are no safer now than we were after 9/11. (Aug 2007)
  • Close Guantanamo and restore the right of habeas corpus. (Jun 2007)
  • Homeland security must protect citizens, not intrude on them. (Mar 2007)
  • Personal privacy must be protected even in terrorism age. (Mar 2007)
  • Battling terrorism must go beyond belligerence vs. isolation. (Oct 2006)
  • Going after Al Qaeda in Pakistan is not Bush-style invasion. (Jan 2006)
  • Balance domestic intelligence reform with civil liberty risk. (Jul 2004)

    Veterans

  • Unacceptable to have veterans drive 250 miles to a hospital. (Feb 2008)
  • Improve veteransí mental health treatment & PTSD benefits. (Feb 2008)
  • Support veterans via the Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act. (Aug 2007)
  • Address the deficiencies in the VA system. (Jun 2007)
  • The cost of the Iraq war should not shortchange VA benefits. (Jun 2007)
  • Make sure the outpatient facilities work for veterans. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive plan for our veterans healthcare. (Mar 2007)

    Voting Record

  • FactCheck: Promised to repeal Patriot Act, then voted for it. (Jan 2008)
  • Wrote law to secure & destroy worldís deadliest weapons. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Jack Ryan on Homeland Security
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
  • Provide $ resources to win war on terror. (Jun 2004)
  • Missile defense needed against terrorist WMDs. (Jun 2004)
Paul Simon on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Melissa Bean on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
Roland Burris on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Cardiss Collins on Homeland Security
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Homeland Security
Green Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Less spending on armed forces. (Aug 2008)
  • Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2008)
  • End torture; warrantless spying; & stifling of dissent. (Jul 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Homeland Security
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • We cannot win the War on Terror without more troops. (Jan 2009)
  • Universal civilian service for all young Americans. (Jan 2009)
  • U.S. citizen but served in Israeli army. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Lane Evans on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 78% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
Thomas Ewing on Homeland Security
Republican (District 15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Alexi Giannoulias on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Stop treating our veterans as second-class citizens. (Aug 2010)
  • Remove roving wiretap provisions of Patriot Act. (Aug 2010)
  • Trust our legal system; no torture; no hidden jails. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Halvorson on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Hare on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • No phone-tapping; no random searches; no pre-emptive strikes. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Henry Hyde on Homeland Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Mark Kirk on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • No F-25 engine; no joint forces command. (Oct 2010)
  • Don't bring terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to the US. (Dec 2009)
  • Increase military pay; improve equipment. (Sep 2000)
  • New menace: weapons of mass destruction by rogue states. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Ray LaHood on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Phelps on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
John Porter on Homeland Security
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Glenn Poshard on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Apologized for saying Guantanamo is like gulag. (Oct 2008)
  • Ultraliberals hate America; focus on patriotism. (Jul 2008)
  • Stay on offense against the terrorists. (May 2008)
  • Support military spending and increase intelligence funding. (May 2008)
  • Keep Weapons of Mass Destruction out of terroristsí hands. (May 2008)
  • Fight for the benefits our brave soldiers deserve. (May 2008)
  • Increase the amount of education funding veterans receive. (May 2008)
Larry Stafford on Homeland Security
Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • No defense spending on policing the world. (Mar 2008)
  • Only fund feasible missile defense programs. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Sidney Yates on Homeland Security
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Rod Blagojevich on Homeland Security
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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