State of Kentucky Archives: on Homeland Security


Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy

We live in a dangerous world--and our government has no greater responsibility than to keep our country and our Commonwealth safe.

We need leaders in the Senate who understand the threat and have the strength and resolve to meet it head on. That includes supporting the military, our intelligence community, and diplomacy that unifies the world behind this mission.

Source: 2016 Kentucky Senate campaign website, GrayForKentucky.com Aug 8, 2016

Jack Conway: Protect veterans and active servicemembers from fraud

Jack Conway is committed to protecting veterans and active servicemembers from fraud. Scam artists and fraudsters have targeted servicemembers, veterans and their families with deceptive business practices. Across the United States, veterans and servicemembers have fallen victim to abusive lending practices, unlawful debt collection practices, identity theft, and many other unfair business practices. Jack is committed to standing up for our servicemembers.

He serves as the co-chair for the National Association of Attorneys General committee on veterans' affairs, and has used the resources of his office to protect veterans, servicemembers and their families.

Source: 2015 Kentucky Governor campaign website, ConwayOverly.com Aug 11, 2015

Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops

An issues group supportive of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a three-week, $1.8 million advertising campaign in Kentucky. Unlike other Super PACs operating in Kentucky, the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, so its political activity is restricted to issue-focused ads that don't directly ask voters to support one candidate over another.

The ads focus on McConnell's record on veterans' issues. The first wave of ads will ask Kentuckians to sign a petition "to oppose President Obama's plan to cut the military."

"This advertising is designed to educate citizens about President Obama's plans to slash military spending and leave our nation in a weaker position, and to urge Sen. Mitch McConnell-- who has a strong record of standing up for Kentucky's service men and women--to oppose those military budget cuts," a spokesperson said.

The ad says McConnell fought to bring a new VA hospital to Louisville, and for body armor and higher pay for troops

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader AdWatch on 2014 Kentucky Senate race Mar 17, 2014

Alison Grimes: Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law

Washington has fallen short of honoring our commitment to our veterans. Our veterans should not struggle to find jobs or access care. Kentucky is the home of over 350,000 veterans, the fourth largest in the nation. It is a disgrace that so many veterans across Kentucky have compensation claims pending, more than 10,000 in the Louisville VA backlog alone. I'm shocked that Mitch McConnell opposed plans to reduce this backlog and voted against veterans jobs legislation. This is wrong.

I'm committed to serving Kentucky's 350,000 veterans and I will fight for the quality health care, benefits and treatment they have earned. We must expand education and training opportunities for service members and veterans, facilitating public/private partnerships that help them translate their military skills for the civilian workforce. We must improve access to health care services, including mental health, prosthetic care and wound regeneration.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, AlisonForKentucky.com Oct 20, 2013

Jack Conway: Let gays serve openly in US military

Democratic US Senate nominee Jack Conway says gays should be allowed to serve openly in the US military, while his Republican rival, Rand Paul, says the military should decide the issue. Kentucky's US Senate candidates were asked their opinions on the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the wake of this week's unsuccessful effort by Democrats in the US Senate to repeal it.

When Conway was asked whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military, he said "yes," without elaborating.

Paul's campaign spokesman said in an e-mail without elaboration, "Dr. Paul believes this is a matter that should be decided by the leadership of the military, not through political posturing."

Republicans in the US Senate this week stopped a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" when Democrats attached an amendment seeking the repeal to a defense bill. Republicans said a Pentagon study on the impact of ending the policy should be completed before there is any move toward repeal.

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader on 2010 Kentucky Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

Rand Paul: Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy

Democratic US Senate nominee Jack Conway says gays should be allowed to serve openly in the US military, while his Republican rival, Rand Paul, says the military should decide the issue. Kentucky's US Senate candidates were asked their opinions on the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the wake of this week's unsuccessful effort by Democrats in the US Senate to repeal it.

When Conway was asked whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military, he said "yes," without elaborating.

Paul's campaign spokesman said in an e-mail without elaboration, "Dr. Paul believes this is a matter that should be decided by the leadership of the military, not through political posturing."

Republicans in the US Senate this week stopped a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" when Democrats attached an amendment seeking the repeal to a defense bill. Republicans said a Pentagon study on the impact of ending the policy should be completed before there is any move toward repeal.

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader on 2010 Kentucky Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

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