State of Alabama Archives: on Homeland Security


Roy Moore: Open to hearings looking into what really happened on 9/11

Moore appeared twice in 2011 on the "Aroostook Watchmen" radio show. CNN's KFile obtained audio from Moore's two appearances on the show. In the June 2011 episode, Moore invoked Adolf Hitler in a discussion about Obama's birth certificate. In a May 2011 episode, Moore told the two radio hosts, who have repeatedly rejected the official explanation for the 9/11 attacks, that he would be open to hearings looking into "what really happened" on that day.
Source: CNN on 2017 Alabama Senate race Dec 11, 2017

Roy Moore: No gays in the military

Homosexuality should be against military policy, as was the law prior to Bill Clinton.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate campaign website RoyMoore.org Aug 31, 2017

Roy Moore: More money for modern weapons

I believe in a strong military defense, and I will be a vocal advocate for the men and women who now serve in the Armed Forces. More funding should be available to develop a missile defense system and to provide our Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines, and Coast Guard with the most modern technology including weapon systems.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate campaign website RoyMoore.org Aug 31, 2017

Stacy Lee George: Will focus on caring for veterans

Returning veterans should never have to worry about finding a job, receiving quality healthcare, or where they are going to sleep. I will listen to veterans, visit VA healthcare facilities, visit VA retirement homes, and speak directly to homeless veterans in an effort to find solutions toward workforce development, quality VA healthcare, and finding homeless veterans opportunities to get back on their feet.
Source: 2018 Alabama Governor website StacyLeeGeorge.com Aug 17, 2017

Kay Ivey: Ensure the stability of Alabama's military resources

Alabama is proud to be home to several of the nation's most critical military assets. The state is host to four major military installations--Redstone Arsenal, Maxwell Air Force Base, Fort Rucker, and Anniston Army Depot. These bases, along with the state's own National Guard and a significant defense contractor presence, generate an estimated $17 billion annual economic impact and jobs for more than 177,000 Alabamians. The military is one of the state's top industry clusters.

Lt. Governor Ivey serves as chair of the Alabama Job Creation and Military Stability Commission, created by the Legislature in 2011 to proactively insure the stability of Alabama's military resources. The Commission works to make Alabama a place where industry and the US Department of Defense seek to locate by promoting a favorable environment for military mission growth. The Commission is composed of state officials, retired military commanders, and local community leaders.

Source: Alabama Lt. Gov. official website, "Initiatives" Apr 7, 2017

Richard Shelby: Stalwart protector of Redstone Arsenal & Marshall Center

Shelby routinely votes against budget bills as fiscally irresponsible, but only after tweaking them to direct some of the federal largesse to his home state. As Shelby knows but rarely acknowledges, the degree of Alabamians' hatred of the federal government is matched only by their dependence upon it, especially in north Alabama.

Even as he proclaims America is about to crumble under the burden of its budget deficit, Shelby is a stalwart protector of Redstone Arsenal, Marshall Space Flight Center and the Tennessee Valley Authority. During his five terms as a senator, he has funneled massive amounts of federal money to the University of Alabama, greatly benefiting the state.

Source: Decatur Daily on 2016 Alabama Senate race Feb 26, 2016

Robert Bentley: Veteran-owned business stickers in small business windows

With over 420,000 Veterans in Alabama we want to make sure we give them every opportunity to succeed. Our Veterans have given so much, yet they ask for so little. Working with the Alabama Small Business Commission and the Alabama Veterans Network, we have developed a way for customers to identify a Veteran-owned business. Simple stickers displayed in Veteran-owned businesses statewide are aimed at helping us know that small business is owned by someone who sacrificed for our country.
Source: 2016 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature Feb 2, 2016

Marcus Bowman: We need to spend money for best-equipped military

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, "Expand the military"

A: We need a military that can meet 21st century challenges. We need to spend money on our veterans. We need to spend money ensuring the best trained and equipped military. I support keeping our military prepared in the most efficient manner possible.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Jan 21, 2016

Ron Crumpton: Oppose expanding the military

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Expand the military"?

A: Oppose.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 26, 2015

Ron Crumpton: Require all military contracts to use American companies

An old idea that needs new traction is legislation requiring that all military and intelligence contracts (building planes, tanks, etc.) be awarded to American companies whenever possible. Most of the time a contract for a tank or airplane will go to a U.S. company, but then the company contracted to build the tank will subcontract the building of individual components to foreign companies. Legislation addressing this issue must include these subcontractors.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website CrumptonForAlabama.com Jul 23, 2015

Kay Ivey: 1,000-foot perimeter at military funerals to enforce respect

Lt. Governor Ivey, early in her term as Lt. Governor, recognized the need for a comprehensive, coordinated plan to protect and expand Alabama's military missions. Honoring our veterans Armed with a new law restricting the protests of funerals of fallen soldiers and other victims, we have sent a strong message to any hate groups that would show such disrespect: stay out of Alabama. which sets a perimeter of 1000 feet, or two blocks, for any disruption of a funeral in Alabama.
Source: 2014 Alabama Lt. Governor campaign website KayIvey.org Oct 30, 2014

Gary Palmer: Fully fund the Defense Department

Q: What spending levels would you recommend for different categories of government spending?

A: In view of the chaotic situation in the Middle East and elsewhere, I believe we need to make sure Defense is adequately funded. In regard to the other categories, I am evaluating all spending and basing it on priorities which will lead to spending cuts across the board.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 Alabama Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

Robert Bentley: Veteran educational benefits after 1 month instead of 1 year

Rep. Bentley authored bill HB400: Alabama Legislature SYNOPSIS: Currently, to be eligible for veterans' educational benefits, the veteran must have been a permanent resident of Alabama for at least one year prior to entrance into service. This bill would allow a veteran who has been a resident for 30 days prior to application for benefits to be eligible to receive the benefits.
Source: Alabama state legislature voting records: Bill HB400 Jan 21, 2010

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