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Earl Ray Tomblin on Homeland Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Our troops safeguard us from terrorism and protect freedom. (Sep 2011)
  • State cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Shelley Moore Capito on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Joe Manchin III on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers. (Nov 2008)
  • Covenant to support our troops in Iraq. (Feb 2008)
  • Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets. (Jan 2005)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Pat McGeehan on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Oppose PATRIOT Act and other 4th amendment infringements. (Nov 2013)
  • National defense is federal government's primary function. (Nov 2013)
  • Only fight under a US Commander; not a UN Commander. (Nov 2013)
John Raese on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Military tribunals & phone taps ok for war on terror. (Aug 2006)
  • We were weak on 9/11 & we must never allow that again. (May 2006)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Natalie Tennant on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Help returning veterans find jobs and start businesses. (Nov 2012)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
David McKinley on Homeland Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Alan Mollohan on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 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 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)
  • Rated 44% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Nick Rahall on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 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 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)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers. (Nov 2008)
  • Covenant to support our troops in Iraq. (Feb 2008)
  • Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets. (Jan 2005)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
John Rockefeller on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Increased the budget for the VA by over $2 billion. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 NO 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 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 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 90% 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)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Cecil Underwood on Homeland Security
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Homeland Security
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
  • Supports strong homeland security and defense. (Jan 2006)
Rick Snuffer on Homeland Security
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
  • Supports strong national defense & going after terrorists. (Jan 2006)
Jay Wolfe on Homeland Security
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Military tribunals ok; monitoring domestic communications ok. (Aug 2008)
  • Expand missile defense; support pre-emptive military strikes. (Aug 2008)
Robert Byrd on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Required public disclosure of where DHS money is going. (Sep 2009)
  • 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 NO 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 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)
  • 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 NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Rated 90% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Carte Goodwin on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Supports military draft, if needed, but not needed now. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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