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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Homeland Security
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Menino on Homeland Security
Mayor of Boston: Click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Deval Patrick on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Massachusetts leads the nation in veterans benefits. (Jan 2012)
Dan Wolf on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MA 2014: 2014 MA Senate debate


Mo Cowan on Homeland Security
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • Only traitors reveal harmful surveillance information. (Jun 2013)
  • Essential for freedom that America maintain strong defense. (Mar 2013)
  • Fight to preserve Western Massachusetts' military units. (Mar 2013)
John Kerry on Homeland Security
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 60 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • 1971: Accused US forces of rape & carnage in Vietnam. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: Lost 2004 because wouldn't stand up to terrorists. (Jan 2007)
  • Our container ports, bridges, & plants are not secure. (Oct 2004)
  • Isolate the radical Muslims, not have them isolate the US. (Sep 2004)
  • Protect loose nuclear materials from the terrorists. (Sep 2004)
  • Double the number of special forces. (Sep 2004)
  • Build the strongest network to prevent nuclear proliferation. (Sep 2004)
  • Offer a military modernization plan for the troops. (Aug 2004)
  • Make better use of the National Guard. (Aug 2004)
  • Keep our promises to American veterans. (Aug 2004)
  • Make certain the veterans have benefits. (Nov 2003)
  • Invest billions to secure loose nukes abroad. (Oct 2003)
  • Stop terrorism by focusing on banks, computers & weapons. (Jun 1998)
  • China sells nuclear technology to America's enemies. (Jun 1998)
  • Need to be smarter about how we wage a war on terror efforts. (Sep 2004)
  • Automatic citizenship to immigrants who serves in army. (Sep 2003)

    Anti-terrorism

  • We must break our oil addiction to win War on Terror. (Jan 2007)
  • Cast a global net for terrorists. (Aug 2004)
  • Improve intelligence capabilities to counter terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • Cut off terrorists funds. (Aug 2004)
  • Prevent Afghanistan & others from becoming terrorist havens. (Aug 2004)
  • Add 40,000 troops and double anti-terrorism special forces. (Jul 2004)
  • Will lead a global effort against nuclear proliferation. (Jul 2004)
  • Quickly implement the recommendations of the 9-11 commission. (Jul 2004)
  • Four new imperatives: alliances, modernize, end Mideast oil. (May 2004)
  • Increase military by 40,000 troops-but no draft. (Jan 2004)
  • Focus more on human intelligence gathering. (Nov 2003)
  • The New War: We are no longer safe at home. (Oct 2003)
  • Modernize the Middle East to prevent future terrorism. (Oct 2003)

    Voting Record

  • FactCheck: No, Kerry voted FOR 16 out of 19 defense packages. (Oct 2004)
  • Zell: Kerry voted against weapons needed for War on Terror. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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 YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels. (Nov 2002)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 20% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (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)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Ed Markey on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Don't compromise innocent haystack looking for guilty needle. (Jun 2013)
  • 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 YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Defund nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Elizabeth Warren on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit. (Oct 2012)
  • Not a good idea to strip terrorists of citizenship. (Oct 2011)
  • #1 responsibility: protect Americans from terrorism. (Oct 2011)

House:


Michael Capuano on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Opposed PATRIOT Act to support civil liberties. (Oct 2009)
  • Create Palestinian state; US lead on peace process. (Nov 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Katherine Clark on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Keating on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Reduce defense spending, not Medicaid/Medicare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Jim McGovern on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern 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)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • 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)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
Richard Neal on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal 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 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 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
John Tierney on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney 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 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 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
Niki Tsongas on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas 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)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Massie on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
  • Cut nuclear arsenal; cancel weapons; exit bases abroad. (Jul 2011)
Barney Frank on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank 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 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)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Steve Lynch on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Health benefits for veterans & tax exemptions for survivors. (Jul 2000)
  • 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 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 YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • 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)
Ed Markey on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Don't compromise innocent haystack looking for guilty needle. (Jun 2013)
  • 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 YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Defund nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
John Olver on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for John Olver 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 YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 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)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Tom Birmingham on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Celucci on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Gabrieli on Homeland Security
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Grossman on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kerry Healey on Homeland Security
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Illegal immigrants pose a security risk. (Nov 2005)
Carla Howell on Homeland Security
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
  • Military intervention makes things worse. (Sep 2000)
  • Limit the military to defending America. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports SDI if itís proven viable. (Jan 2000)
Christy Mihos on Homeland Security
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shannon O'Brien on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Reich on Homeland Security
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Building missile defense will start a new Frigid War. (Feb 2001)
  • Shift spending from defense to social investment. (Dec 1992)
Tom Reilly on Homeland Security
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Homeland Security
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 44 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • My strategy is: kill the bad guys, but also reject extremism. (Oct 2012)
  • Protecting life & liberty means a military second to none. (Oct 2012)
  • Military so strong that no nation ever dare test it. (Aug 2012)
  • Donates to groups that support the military. (Nov 2011)
  • Post-9/11: monitor and wiretap mosques. (Nov 2011)
  • Strong Economy; Strong Military; Strong People. (Mar 2010)
  • Strengthen soft power because it is real power. (Mar 2010)
  • Our nuclear arsenal must be updated comprehensively. (Mar 2010)
  • Allies must increase defense spending to a fair share. (Mar 2010)
  • Lawyers are the last people to ask about war decisions. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Bush cut military budget as much as Bill Clinton. (Oct 2007)
  • Apologized for comparing public service to military service. (Sep 2007)
  • Eligible for draft in 1969; regrets not having served. (Mar 2007)
  • Stronger America is less likely to have to fight. (Mar 2007)

    Defense Spending

  • We want a peaceful planet; but we need strength to do that. (Oct 2012)
  • Navy needs 313 ships; cutting to 200 is unacceptable. (Oct 2012)
  • If I'm president, America will be VERY strong. (Oct 2012)
  • Military so powerful that no one thinks of challenging it. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama defense issue stances compared to Romney. (Jan 2012)
  • It's a terrible idea to cut defense. (Oct 2011)
  • Devoted to making America the strongest nation on Earth. (Oct 2011)
  • Increase defense spending to at least 4% of GDP. (Mar 2010)
  • China's military is over half our size (not one-tenth!). (Mar 2010)
  • Defense cost comparison US vs PRC. (Mar 2010)
  • Raise military spending to 4% of our GDP. (Feb 2008)
  • Add 100,000 to the military without a draft. (Jan 2008)
  • Sharply increase military investment to face radical jihad. (Aug 2007)
  • We need at least 100,000 more troops in our military. (Jan 2006)

    War on Terror

  • Maintain capability to fight two wars at once. (Oct 2012)
  • Use of drones OK; but we need more than killing bad guys. (Oct 2012)
  • Al Qaeda members are enemy combatants with no rights. (Jan 2012)
  • Recognize the scope and reality of the jihadist threat. (Mar 2010)
  • No Miranda rights for suicide bombers. (Feb 2010)
  • Closing Guantanamo leaves America vulnerable to another 9/11. (Feb 2009)
  • Best to not say whether waterboarding is torture or not. (Jan 2008)
  • Not wise for us to describe our interrogation techniques. (Nov 2007)
  • Wiretap mosques to keep tabs on Islamic extremists. (Sep 2007)
  • Global military & non-military effort to defeat jihad. (Aug 2007)
  • Donít weaken Musharraf; we need ally against Bin Laden. (Aug 2007)
  • Double Guantanamo, to avoid terrorist access to lawyers. (May 2007)
  • FBI wiretaps and spying on immigrants OK. (Dec 2006)
  • Use both military & diplomatic actions to defeat Jihadists. (Dec 2006)
  • Jihadists attack to destroy all moderate governments. (Jan 2006)
  • Islamic terror has nothing to do with US policy of bases. (Jan 2006)
Grace Ross on Homeland Security
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jane Swift on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Warren Tolman on Homeland Security
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Weld on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (1991-1997): Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Kenneth Chase on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • No military tribunals & no torture; but reading email ok. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports pre-emptive military strikes. (Sep 2006)
Joe Kennedy on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Marty Meehan on Homeland Security
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • 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 YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Joe Moakley on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • 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)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Peter Torkildsen on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Jeff Beatty on Homeland Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
  • Restructure forces, larger, & for liberation, not occupation. (Jul 2008)
  • Served in Delta Force, FBI, CIA, and now runs security firm. (May 2008)
  • Supports Protect America Act: less FISA restrictions. (Feb 2008)
  • Sow seeds, in media and publicly, to support our troops. (Aug 2006)
  • We face an enemy that is evil to the core. (Aug 2006)
Michael Capuano on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Opposed PATRIOT Act to support civil liberties. (Oct 2009)
  • Create Palestinian state; US lead on peace process. (Nov 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Bill Delahunt on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt 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 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 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 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
Ted Kennedy on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • 1972: Favored continuing the draft. (Feb 2011)
  • Stopped at airport gates; established TSA ombudsman. (Sep 2009)
  • All-powerful executive branch is genuinely troubling. (Jan 2006)
  • 1970: Enlisted scientists to dispute ABM system. (Sep 2004)
  • 1992: End Cold War military spending levels. (Aug 2004)
  • 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 YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Paul Kirk on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
  • Assigned to Armed Services and Homeland Security committees. (Sep 2009)
Brian Macdonald on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • More spending on armed forces. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports missile defense system. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Reduce defense spending, starting with nuclear weapons. (May 2007)
  • Should filibuster against eavesdropping without a warrant. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
  • His brother, an airline pilot, killed on Sept. 11, 2001. (Jan 2008)
Stephen Pagliuca on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Would vote against Patriot Act. (Dec 2009)
Jack Robinson on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Kevin Scott on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Border security and homeland security are one in the same. (Jun 2006)
  • Eliminate WMDs in US and Russia, to limit terrorist supply. (Jun 2006)
  • Aggressively monitor terrorists but not US citizens. (Jan 2006)
  • Immediately deport all illegal immigrants. (Dec 2005)
Bob Underwood on Homeland Security
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Less spending on armed forces. (Aug 2008)
  • The Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2008)
Martha Coakley on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Nominee: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Protect due process in any plan to keep America safe. (Jan 2010)
  • Would vote against Patriot Act as currently formulated. (Dec 2009)
  • Help veterans receive the benefits they deserve. (Nov 2009)
  • Published guide and website for veteran's benefits. (Nov 2008)
Joe L. Kennedy on Homeland Security
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Khazei on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Would vote against Patriot Act. (Dec 2009)
  • End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (Nov 2009)
  • Full, mandatory funding for Department of Veterans Affairs. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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