State of Maryland Archives: on Homeland Security


Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses

Q: Is government veterans' health research sufficient?

Cardin selected, "Not enough."

Cardin adds, "Americans who dedicate their lives to defending our nation deserve the highest quality health care. To provide that care, the DOD and DVA must invest in research that will help discover the causes of, and treatments for, their illnesses, particularly those that are combat-related. For this reason, I strongly support increases in these departments' peer-reviewed research programs."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health: 2012 Maryland Senate debates

Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care

Q: How would you characterize government investment in health research for military veterans?

Bongino selected, "About right."

Bongino added, "Military veterans and service members who dedicate themselves to protecting our rights and freedom around the globe deserve effective and dependable health care. We need to focus on modernizing and improving the delivery of health care. Many agencies in the government could benefit from maximizing efficiency instead of spending more dollars."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health: 2012 Maryland Senate debates Jun 15, 2012

Mary Landrieu: Co-sponsored the 21st Century GI Bill

Landrieu co-sponsored the 21st Century GI Bill to give veterans full education benefits equal to the highest tuition rate of a public college or university in their state.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, www.marylandrieu.com Aug 12, 2008

Corrogan Vaughn: Strong national defense based on domestic manufacturing base

Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, campaignsecrets.com/maryland Nov 6, 2006

Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldn’t be my secretary of defense

Q: Should Secretary Rumsfeld resign?

A: Well, let’s put it this way: He wouldn’t be my secretary of defense. And ultimately, that’s going to be a decision that the president of the United States makes.

Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

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2012 Presidential contenders on Homeland Security:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
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Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
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