State of Oregon Archives: on Homeland Security


Monica Wehby: Put the needs and care of our veterans first

Our nation's veterans are entitled to every gratitude and accommodation our country can afford to give them in honor of their special contribution to our nation's freedoms. As our soldiers return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we must not lose sight of their sacrifice and the commitment our government owes them for their service. As our U.S. Senator, Monica will put the needs and care of our veterans first. She would also work to revitalize and help streamline the VA medical system. She has a long history in medical policy and reform and will make that a special emphasis during her tenure as Oregon's U.S. Senator. We must take exceptional care of those who have voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to protect and defend our country.
Source: 2014 Oregon Senate campaign website, www.MonicaForOregon.com Mar 18, 2014

Monica Wehby: Strengthening our armed forces protects our freedoms

Monica believes in the idea that the best way to keep America and the world safe is by keeping America's military strong and unrivaled. As Teddy Roosevelt said, "Walk softly, but carry a big stick." Dr. Wehby will do everything possible in her capacity as our U.S. Senator to strengthen our armed forces and protect our freedoms.
Source: 2014 Oregon Senate campaign website, www.MonicaForOregon.com Mar 18, 2014

Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force

[Wehby and Conger] held their first head-to-head debate on the opening night of the Dorchester Conference, the annual issues conference for Republicans.

For the most part, both were quick to follow Republican orthodoxy. The two, for instance, both insisted that the Russians were emboldened to take the Crimean Peninsula because of the weakness of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. And each opposed the Obama administration's plans to reduce the size of America's military force.

Source: The Oregonian on 2014 Oregon Senate debate Mar 8, 2014

Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force

[Wehby and Conger] held their first head-to-head debate on the opening night of the Dorchester Conference, the annual issues conference for Republicans.

For the most part, both were quick to follow Republican orthodoxy. The two, for instance, both insisted that the Russians were emboldened to take the Crimean Peninsula because of the weakness of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. And each opposed the Obama administration's plans to reduce the size of America's military force.

Source: The Oregonian on 2014 Oregon Senate debate Mar 8, 2014

Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans

On Iraq, Merkley noted that he was against the war from the start. “I stood up two months before the war and said we should be sending diplomats into Iraq, not bombs,” Merkley said. “Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of our sons and daughters when they come home. We got it exactly backwards from the Bush administration.”
Source: 2008 Oregon Senate Debate reported in Statesman Journal Oct 14, 2008

Bruce Broussard: More funding for First Responders

Bruce Broussard will work hard to secure the continuing funding First Responders and increase federal funding to for Oregon’s firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers who must be trained and equipped to respond in the face of terrorism and other emergencies. Bruce Broussard strongly supports the National Cyber Security Division of Homeland Security to examine cyber-security incidents, track attacks, and coordinate responses. Finally, Bruce Broussard will make certain that our state has the legislation and funding in place to give law enforcement agencies access to the best information available so they can continue to protect the safety of all of us.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, broussardfororegon.com Aug 11, 2004

Bruce Broussard: Support more comprehensive information sharing programs

Broussard strongly supports more comprehensive information sharing programs, techniques & technologies. He will work hard to assure that the constitutional rights of the diverse citizenry are not trampled upon. He will work hard to secure the continuing funding First Responders and increase funding for firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers. He strongly supports the National Cyber Security Division of Homeland Security to examine cyber-security incidents, track attacks, and coordinate responses.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, BroussardForOregon.com Mar 2, 2004

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