Ami Bera on Homeland Security



Stop terrorism before it starts

Terrorism: Secure America and destroy terrorist organizations. America leads the world in dismantling terrorist cells and training facilities, and stopping terrorism before it starts. Multilateral cooperation with our allies is a vital tool in disabling global terror infrastructure and financing networks. We will use the full force of our military and intelligence capabilities to defeat the terrorist threat.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, beraforcongress.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Engage all levels of government to fight terrorism

Homeland Security: Vigorously protect the United States from terrorism and natural disasters. We must make sure that our intelligence and law enforcement agents have the resources they need to keep us safe from terrorism. American security also means protecting ourselves during natural disasters, such as floods and wild fires. We must continue to engage all levels of government and the private sector in our efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all threats against our citizens.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, beraforcongress.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Supports reducing defense spending.

Bera supports the PVS survey question on defense spending

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q15 on Aug 30, 2012

End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act.

Bera co-sponsored USA FREEDOM Act

Congressional summary:: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring Act or the USA FREEDOM Act: