State of California Archives: on Homeland Security

Jared Huffman: Reduce defense spending to balance the budget

Q: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?

A: Yes. By "any tax bracket", I mean the highest income tax brackets. I do not support middle class tax increases at this time.

Q: Do you support reducing Medicaid spending?

A: No.

Q: Do you support reducing Medicare spending?

A: No.

Q: Is balancing the budget a legislative priority?

A: Yes.

Source: California Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Jared Huffman: Diplomacy and due process, instead of military action

Q: Should the US use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?

A: No. The current administration is on the right track by prioritizing economic sanctions, international pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Q: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?

A: Regarding targeting people who are "suspected" terrorists, this question is too vague and complex for a yes/no. Circumstances sometimes exist, as with Osama Bin Laden, where the U.S. must act because someone poses a threat to our national security or because we know they attacked our country but the general rule must be diplomacy and due process.

Source: California Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Dick Mountjoy: Extend election time limit for overseas military voting

BILL NUMBER: AB 187 INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Mountjoy Overseas military voting.

Existing law requires that absentee ballots cast pursuant to these procedures be received by the county elections official not later than 8 p.m. on the day of a federal election. This bill would extend the time period for the receipt of absentee ballots of active military personnel stationed overseas that are postmarked or signed and dated by the day of a federal election to not later than 10 days after the election. This bill would require that the identification envelopes for all overseas absentee ballots be plainly marked as such and contain a declaration, under penalty of perjury, by the voter stating that he or she completed the ballot on or before the day of the election. This bill would provide that its provisions shall become operative on January 1, 2006. This bill, by adding to the duties of county elections officials, would impose a state-mandated local program.

Source: California Legislative records, AB 187 Jan 25, 2005

Bill Jones: Stop developing weapons for yesterday’s battles

Supports the modernization of military technology and would pay for it by stopping development and acquisition of weapons systems designed for yesterday’s battles, and reduce the Pentagon’s bureaucratic waste.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, Aug 13, 2004

Bill Jones: No more base closure in California

Opposes the closing of any more bases in California, saying California has already given far more than its fair share. With 36 major and 25 minor facilities, California has more bases than any other state, but they handle critical military missions and must be preserved.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, Aug 13, 2004

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