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Joe Biden on Homeland Security
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 47 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Boston Marathon bombers were jihadis, but keep Constitution. (May 2013)
  • Invest $275M in Israel's "Iron Dome" & future joint systems. (Mar 2013)
  • Political process to restore a democratic government in Mali. (Feb 2013)
  • We should not cut embassy security funding. (Oct 2012)
  • National debt comes from putting two wars on a credit card. (Oct 2012)
  • Special Forces instead of M1 tanks. (Oct 2012)
  • Caring for veterans is our only sacred obligation. (Oct 2012)
  • 1970s: control CIA from outside; 1980s: time to lay off. (Jun 2012)
  • 1979: Met with Soviet leaders about SALT II Treaty. (Oct 2010)
  • Revealed location of top-secret bunker beneath VP residence. (Jun 2009)
  • We spend same in 3 weeks in Iraq as 7 years in Afghanistan. (Oct 2008)
  • Obama worked with Republicans to reduce nuclear weapons. (Oct 2008)
  • Greatest security threat is from al Qaeda in Pakistan. (Oct 2008)
  • Cut $350B in military programs, from Star Wars to F-22’s. (Dec 2007)
  • Universal national service, in military or Peace Corps. (Dec 2007)
  • Talks about nations acquiring uranium are more complicated. (Oct 2007)
  • Commitment to never use torture; no part of our policy, ever. (Sep 2007)
  • Missile defense is perfect metaphor for neo-isolationism. (Jul 2007)
  • Urged Pres. Bush to return to Washington on 9/11. (Jul 2007)
  • 1992: No Pax Americana. (Aug 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is antiquated & unworkable. (Aug 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 80% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Apply habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. (Jul 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Jeb Bush on Homeland Security
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 16 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Deal with bullies like Putin with strength, not nuance. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strategy against ISIS: advisory but not military. (Jun 2015)
  • Weakness invites war: our military should equal any threat. (Feb 2015)
  • Issues where Rand Paul disagrees with Jeb Bush. (Jan 2015)
  • OpEd: a multilateralist more than a neoconservative. (Dec 2014)
  • OpEd: Distancing himself from brother & neocons. (May 2014)
  • Conflicting accounts of Benghazi emboldens terrorists. (Oct 2012)
  • Benghazi attacks had warnings which were ignored. (Oct 2012)
  • 1985: Contra freedom fighters' cause is noble and just. (Feb 2007)
  • Save Florida's 21 military bases from closure or downsizing. (Feb 2005)
  • Make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation. (Mar 2004)
  • Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation. (Jan 2002)
  • $17M for new programs for terrorism response. (Jan 2002)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities. (Jun 1997)
Ben Carson on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • ISIL is clear threat; aggressively commit to its destruction. (Jun 2015)
  • Roman Empire fell because military was stretched too thin. (Jan 2012)
  • Ethical world leadership stops bullies with brutal force. (Jan 2012)
  • Confront radical violent elements of all religions. (Jan 2012)
Lincoln Chafee on Homeland Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Know your enemy: Al Qaeda wants US troops away from Mecca. (Apr 2008)
  • False WMD fear hurt efforts at nuclear nonproliferation. (Apr 2008)
  • Replace unilateral pre-emption with Mideast alliances. (Sep 2006)
  • Keep Rhode Island's military installations thriving. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
  • Decrease funding for missile defense. (Jan 2000)
  • 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 YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 40% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 59 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for 11 older headlines OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • OpEd: More aggressive than most Dems on foreign policy. (Aug 2014)
  • NATO essential for evolving threats of the 21st century. (Jun 2014)
  • Balance lower military & higher diplomacy budget. (Jun 2014)
  • Smart Power: blend of military power and soft power. (Jun 2012)
  • Long-held pro-defense spending stance; not a move to center. (Mar 2008)
  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (Nov 2007)
  • 2001: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
  • Torture cannot be American policy, period. (Sep 2007)
  • Wants to repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell, but not until 2009. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed to draft, but register women for draft. (Jul 2007)
  • Forgive student loans for universal national service. (Jul 2007)
  • 9/11: Got $20B to rebuild lower Manhattan. (Jun 2007)
  • Served on Armed Services Committee & was always prepared. (Jun 2007)
  • Fund first responders with extra $1.7 billion. (Mar 2007)
  • Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • There is no safe haven for the terrorists. (Jan 2006)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military. (Sep 2005)
  • Muscle, not rhetoric, leads to strong homeland security. (Sep 2005)
  • Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties. (Feb 2004)
  • I despise terrorism and the nihilism it represents. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports funding research on missile defense. (Oct 2000)
  • Nixon should have been impeached for bombing Cambodia. (Dec 1999)
  • A safe world needs the nuclear test ban treaty. (Sep 1999)

    Benghazi

  • More Benghazi hearings ok only to learn what to do better. (Jun 2014)
  • Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeating. (Sep 2013)
  • Congress' tight security money partly caused Benghazi. (Jan 2013)
  • Benghazi was a tragedy, but we get it right 99% of the time. (Jan 2013)
  • Described Benghazi as "armed militants" in "act of terror". (Jan 2013)
  • We responded to Benghazi immediately, and for the long run. (Jan 2013)
  • Worked with Libya before Benghazi, but they had no capacity. (Jan 2013)

    Voting Record

  • Passed legislation to treat veterans’ traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2008)
  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Ted Cruz on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Torture was rightly outlawed, but keep tactics classified. (Dec 2014)
  • Americans who join ISIS should be barred from coming home. (Sep 2014)
  • Vital role for deploying military force abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • Opposes TSA and National Defense Authorization Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Carly Fiorina on Homeland Security
Click here for 6 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Don't pull punches on Benghazi: a tragedy and a scandal. (Mar 2015)
  • On Benghazi: I'm familiar with America's allies and enemies. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep Gitmo; don't try foreign terrorists in civilian court. (Sep 2010)
  • Campaign donations from jihadists should be returned. (Mar 2010)
  • Guantanamo Bay isn't broken, so don't fix it. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Jim Gilmore on Homeland Security
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Jim Gilmore OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Pre-9-11, Congress sensed terrorism was a rising threat. (Sep 2009)
  • Fighting terrorism too important for partisan politics. (Mar 2006)
  • Was Governor of Virginia during 9/11 Pentagon attack. (Mar 2006)
  • Chaired commission on Terrorism Involving WMD. (Dec 2003)
  • There will never be a 100% guarantee of security. (Dec 2003)
  • Get homeland security money into hands of local governments. (Mar 2003)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 38 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Lack of ISIL strategy is Commander-in-Chief malpractice. (Jun 2015)
  • Maintain FISA electronic surveillance for terrorist suspects. (May 2015)
  • Restore defense cuts made automatically by sequestration. (Mar 2015)
  • The next stage of the fight against terrorism is in Africa. (Jan 2015)
  • Fill Guantanamo with more terrorists instead of closing it. (Dec 2014)
  • Benghazi:Focus on talking points, not how intel was gathered. (Nov 2014)
  • Doing nothing about Benghazi leads to a more dangerous world. (Mar 2014)
  • More budget & more than 440,000 troops against North Korea. (Mar 2014)
  • NSA domestic spying only targets terrorism suspects. (Aug 2013)
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a felon, not a hero. (Jun 2013)
  • Cuts to military systems will leave us with a hollow force. (Mar 2013)
  • President did not do enough to protect Benghazi embassy. (Feb 2013)
  • Canceling Pole/Czech missile defense capitulates to Russia. (Dec 2011)
  • 2005: interrogations must follow US Army Field Manual rules. (Aug 2011)
  • Ensure terrorists cannot sue American troops. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Mike Huckabee on Homeland Security
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 20 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Islamo-fascists hate us & want to destroy our way of life. (Nov 2008)
  • Fight terror with CIA and small quick strikes. (Nov 2008)
  • No draft, but mandatory one-year civilian service by age 26. (Nov 2008)
  • Use everything at president’s disposal to keep US safe. (Feb 2008)
  • Support moderate modern evil over Al-Qaeda’s medieval evil. (Jan 2008)
  • Fight terrorism by increasing spending on armed forces & CIA. (Jan 2008)
  • Torture is unproductive, and should not be US policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Kick rear ends if documents destroyed to protect rear ends. (Dec 2007)
  • Opposes waterboarding; close Guantanamo as a bad symbol. (Dec 2007)
  • Raise enlistment rates with Veterans’ Bill of Rights. (Sep 2007)
  • No student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Guantanamo prisoners are treated very well. (Jun 2007)
  • Better to make mistakes at Guantanamo to protect Americans. (Jun 2007)
  • Islamic jihadists celebrate death; we have culture of life. (May 2007)
  • Guard & Reserve did their duty; it’s beginning to wear. (Jan 2007)
  • Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness. (Jan 2007)
  • Keeping Guantanamo prisoners more important than location. (Jan 2006)
  • Islamic terror is about worldwide caliphate, not US attacks. (Jan 2006)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Homeland Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 10 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Ill-advised to scale back missile defense. (Nov 2010)
  • Don't give Miranda rights to terrorists. (Nov 2010)
  • Make no apologies when we must use our military strength. (Nov 2010)
  • Claim of "poverty causes terrorism" justifies globalism. (Nov 2010)
  • Now is no time to cut funding for our troops. (Feb 2009)
  • 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)
John Kasich on Homeland Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
Click here for 7 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • $1B per plane for B-2 is a colossal misuse of money. (May 2007)
  • Cheap Hawk: Strong on defense; tight with a dollar. (May 2006)
  • Walked out when preacher opined against missiles in Europe. (May 2006)
  • Fire professor who said 9-11 victims brought on attack. (May 2006)
  • Limited military use, only under US command. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Peter King on Homeland Security
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 27 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • US FBI should investigate when planes disappear abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • NSA needs secrecy, and has had no abuses. (Dec 2013)
  • N.S.A. spying has saved thousands of lives. (Oct 2013)
  • Wiretapping ok to defend against Islamic terrorism. (Sep 2013)
  • People at NSA are patriots & get it right 99.99% of the time. (Aug 2013)
  • Problem with Snowden leak is lack of presidential leadership. (Aug 2013)
  • Don't treat Dubai Ports Deal in a pre-9-11 way. (Sep 2009)
  • 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Chair of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Martin O`Malley on Homeland Security
Democrat
Click here for the full quote by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • More equipment and training for first responders. (Nov 2006)
Barack Obama on Homeland Security
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 105 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Finish the job: it's time to close Gitmo. (Jan 2015)
  • Defense cuts bad; but non-defense cuts even worse. (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)
  • 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)
  • Doors of NATO are open (but that threatens Russia). (Apr 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 don’t 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 Don’t-Ask-Don’t-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 doesn’t 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

  • OpEd: Selectively assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists. (Jan 2011)
  • New START treaty: more secure & fewer nuclear weapons. (Jan 2011)
  • 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

  • Define legal framework for targeting & detaining terrorists. (Feb 2013)
  • 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: treat terrorist threats as criminal; not acts of war. (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)
  • Don’t 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 veterans’ 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 world’s 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)
Sarah Palin on Homeland Security
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 27 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Let veterans apply skills to skip state certification. (Feb 2015)
  • Dozens of veterans per day commit suicide; VA should help. (Feb 2015)
  • Muslim jihadists threaten our way of life. (Jan 2015)
  • If you love your freedom, thank a vet. (Nov 2010)
  • Calling Vietnam vets "baby killers" was shameful history. (Nov 2010)
  • Tragic mistake to allow mosque near Ground Zero. (Nov 2010)
  • Soldiers have chosen to serve something greater than self. (Feb 2010)
  • No apologies for saying Obama pals around with terrorists. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Palin didn't stumble; it isn't just one Bush Doctrine. (Nov 2009)
  • Economic sanctions on North Korea for nukes. (Oct 2008)
  • Terrorists in Iraq are the biggest threat to Americans today. (Oct 2008)
  • Pakistani people & leaders want to get rid of terrorists. (Sep 2008)
  • Fight terrorism to spread democratic ideals in world. (Sep 2008)
  • Any country that houses Islamic terrorists is a danger to US. (Sep 2008)
  • Energy is a foundation of national security. (Sep 2008)
  • Only a very small percent of Islamic believers are extreme. (Sep 2008)
  • Agrees with Bush Doctrine, if enough legitimate intel. (Sep 2008)
  • Focus on fighting Al-Qaeda terrorists, not on reading rights. (Sep 2008)
  • Strong military and sound energy. (Aug 2008)
  • Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom. (Jan 2008)
  • Ask all candidates “Are you doing all you can for security?”. (Oct 2007)
  • Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops. (Sep 2007)
  • Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war. (Jun 2007)
  • Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America. (Apr 2007)
  • Promote from within, in Alaska’s National Guard. (Nov 2006)
  • Let military personnel know how much we support them. (Nov 2006)
  • Question terrorists before they get lawyered up & Mirandized. (Feb 2010)
George Pataki on Homeland Security
Republican NY Governor
Click here for 4 full quotes by George Pataki OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • A strong America is a safe America: strengthen our military. (May 2015)
  • We must win the War on Terror to keep America safe. (Dec 2006)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Rand Paul on Homeland Security
Click here for 37 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • 2010: decrease DOD budget by $164B; 2015: increase by $190B. (Apr 2015)
  • Provide veterans support tools to adjust to civilian life. (Apr 2015)
  • Conservative realist, matured from isolationism. (Apr 2015)
  • $76B in defense spending via cuts to EPA, HUD & foreign aid. (Mar 2015)
  • National defense should be unencumbered by nation building. (Feb 2015)
  • Kids are concerned with privacy & the surveillance state. (Feb 2015)
  • We've over-militarized our foreign policy. (Jan 2015)
  • Military should be second to none; so audit the Pentagon. (Jan 2015)
  • Transparency is mostly good; we should not have torture. (Dec 2014)
  • Need NSA reform, but not the USA Freedom Act. (Nov 2014)
  • Multiple requests for security at Benghazi were ignored. (Jun 2014)
  • Benghazi disqualifies Hillary from the presidency. (Jun 2014)
  • Don't let people who make money off weapons define policy. (Apr 2014)
  • National defense is important, but no blank check. (Apr 2014)
  • Deploy missile defense in Eastern Europe but they pay for it. (Mar 2014)
  • NSA monitoring is an affront to 1776 sons of liberty. (Mar 2014)
  • Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. (Nov 2013)
  • Give trials to Guantanamo detainees. (May 2013)
  • Filibuster to establish no drones on citizens in America. (Mar 2013)
  • 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans. (Mar 2013)
  • Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President. (Mar 2013)
  • Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world. (Sep 2012)
  • Drones have executed people wrongfully, like death penalty. (Jun 2012)
  • Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending. (Jan 2012)
  • 9/11 justified eliminating Taliban, but not nation-building. (Jul 2011)
  • The Patriot Act is intrusive; it's what the Founders feared. (Feb 2011)
  • Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget. (Feb 2011)
  • How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"? (Feb 2011)
  • Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy. (Sep 2010)
  • Warrantless searches overstep Constitutional powers. (Sep 2010)
  • Treat armed service members like heroes. (Jul 2010)
  • Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO 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)
Rick Perry on Homeland Security
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 16 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Patriot Act gives us a technological advantage. (May 2015)
  • Hillary needs to answer questions about Benghazi & ethics. (May 2015)
  • Barbarism of 9/11 terrorists still threatens us today. (Sep 2014)
  • NSA listening in on our phones breaches rule of law. (Aug 2014)
  • Hamas uses civilians as shields; help Israel defend itself. (Aug 2014)
  • Unprincipled to create Department of Homeland Security. (Sep 2011)
  • Glad Obama kept Gitmo open; America is safer because of it. (Sep 2011)
  • US should be strongest nation by insurmountable magnitude. (Nov 2010)
  • Invest in defense to prepare for unpredictable threats. (Nov 2010)
  • Unsettled policy on Guantanamo signals weakness to enemies. (Nov 2010)
  • Always maintain a robust military capability. (May 2008)
  • 1976: Vietnam-era C-130 pilot in US Air Force. (Feb 2008)
  • 2004: DoD only unofficially supports Boy Scout Jamboree. (Feb 2008)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
Marco Rubio on Homeland Security
Click here for 18 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Defense spending is most important federal obligation. (Mar 2015)
  • Modernize military to be used 10 years in the future. (Mar 2015)
  • We need coherent interrogation policy, & keep it classified. (Dec 2014)
  • We need NSA intel to fight emerging terrorist threats. (Nov 2014)
  • Increased military investment demonstrates leadership. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIL's goal is to drive us out of the region. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIL is a threat because many members have US passports. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIS is a more serious threat than al Qaeda. (Jun 2014)
  • No one has been held accountable for Benghazi. (May 2014)
  • World is a better place when America is the strongest nation. (Feb 2013)
  • 9/11 about people who hate what America stands for. (Sep 2012)
  • Safer place when America is strongest country in the world. (Aug 2010)
  • No greater risk than radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2010)
  • Islamic terrorists want to impose their view of the world. (Feb 2010)
  • No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell. (Feb 2010)
  • 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)
Bernie Sanders on Homeland Security
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 27 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Don't let released terrorists get back onto the battlefield. (Jun 2014)
  • V.A. doesn't have resources to accommodate 2 million vets. (May 2014)
  • F-35 fighter planes OK at Burlington Airport. (Oct 2012)
  • End nuclear weapons and B-2 bomber production. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials. (Aug 2014)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Rick Santorum on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 31 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Getting out facts about Benghazi makes hearings successful. (May 2014)
  • Privacy is in 4th amendment, but Patriot Act is ok. (Jan 2012)
  • Confront virulent threat of radical Islam. (Jan 2012)
  • Giving money to Iran rebels is not enough. (Nov 2011)
  • Don't cut one penny out of defense spending. (Oct 2011)
  • Removing Don't-Ask injects social experiment into military. (Sep 2011)
  • Department of Homeland Security fixed an internal mess. (Sep 2011)
  • Cut waste in DOD, but don't cut defense budget. (Jul 2011)
  • Terrorism is an asymmetric threat; we need worldwide bases. (Jun 2011)
  • Waterboarding gets useful info, like on Osama bin Laden. (May 2011)
  • We need to spend money to study the EMP threat. (Aug 2009)
  • War against Islamic fascism will be won or lost in America. (Sep 2006)
  • Invest in our armed services' fundamental mission. (Aug 1995)

    Defense Spending

  • There are good earmarks, like Osprey military program. (Feb 2012)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • 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 YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Homeland Security
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 11 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • 700+ foreign military bases are bankrupting us. (Jun 2015)
  • End persecution of government and media whistleblowers. (Jun 2015)
  • Eliminate nuclear weapons in Middle East & whole world. (Oct 2012)
  • Switch from bloated military to spending at home. (Oct 2012)
  • Bush & Obama criminalized the right to protest. (Oct 2012)
  • Patriot Act ends the right to judicial review. (Jan 2012)
  • Bloated military budget enables knee-jerk military solutions. (Jan 2012)
  • End Patriot Act; it surrenders freedoms in name of security. (Jan 2012)
  • PATRIOT Act is a flagrant violation of 4th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • Repeal National Defense Authorization; keep right to trial. (Dec 2011)
  • Cut military 50%; spend that $500B on economy. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Homeland Security
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 6 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists. (Jan 2015)
  • American interests come first; no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • All freedoms flow from national security. (Dec 2011)
  • 3% of GNP for military is too low. (Jul 2000)
  • Missile defense is inappropriate; focus on terrorism. (Jul 2000)
  • Prepare for bio-terrorism attack. (Jul 2000)
Scott Walker on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Listen to generals in the field to decide defense policy. (Feb 2015)
  • Ensure against radical Islamic terrorism on American soil. (Feb 2015)
  • Build up U.S. military to take out ISIS entirely. (Feb 2015)
  • Support for our military transcends partisan differences. (Jan 2015)
James Webb on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator
Click here for 16 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • President should consult Congress about POW exchanges. (Jun 2014)
  • No draft; 5% tax break to recruit soldiers. (Sep 2006)
  • Continue terrorist interrogations within Geneva Accord rules. (Sep 2006)
  • Wrote “Women Can’t Fight” in ‘79; now OK with military women. (Sep 2006)
  • Decisions about women in military should be made militarily. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports don’t ask, don’t tell rule for military. (Jun 2006)
  • Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Republicans are illegally wiretapping Americans. (Apr 2006)
  • Added soldiers’ statue to Vietnam Memorial. (Jan 2006)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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