State of Louisiana Archives: on Homeland Security


David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester

The House and Senate are expected to vote on their budget resolutions by the end of month, which will reportedly leave sequestration caps in place. Those spending limits have been sharply criticized by defense hawks such as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who says that the nearly $1 trillion in planned cuts to the Pentagon's budget over the next decade would hollow out the nation's military.

Vitter said he does not quite align with McCain's view and is concerned about making the U.S. deficit larger in order to boost defense. Republicans are currently discussing other mechanisms they could insert into the budget to alleviate the defense cuts, Vitter said. "The budget should reflect the sequester," he said. "I also support changes to help defense." Budget experts note that entitlement programs, rather than the military, will be the primary driver of deficits in the next decade.

Source: Free Beacon coverage of 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial race Mar 12, 2015

Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them

Veterans--Never Forget: What a tragedy that our Veterans are dying while waiting for competent healthcare. Every freedom we enjoy is directly related to the service and the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. We Owe Them.
Source: 2014 Louisiana House campaign website, RalphAbraham.com Dec 5, 2014

Garret Graves: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal

Q: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries?

GRAVES: Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Louisiana House race Sep 30, 2014

Ralph Abraham: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal

Q: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries?

ABRAHAM: Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Louisiana House race Sep 30, 2014

Jeff Landry: End the war on terrorism by winning the war

The way to successfully end the war on terrorism is to win the war. We must ensure that our nation remains free and that we protect our citizens from acts of terrorism. Our troops and our intelligence agencies need the proper tools to protect them from harm & help our nation be successful.

I will ensure our veterans get the treatment, respect & care they deserve. They have stood for us in so many places worldwide, we must stand for them. When we fail to stand up for our veterans, we fail as a Nation.

Source: 2010 House campaign website landryforlouisiana.com, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

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