State of Utah Archives: on Homeland Security

Orrin Hatch: I fight every year to save Hill Air Force Base

Liljenquist went after Hatch for saying he saves Hill Air Force Base year after year from losing jobs or being relocated, calling it the "politics of fear."

"To suggest that one man, Orrin Hatch, stands between Hill Air Force Base and oblivion is ridiculous," he said.

Hatch said Liljenquist doesn't know what he's talking about. Hill, he said, is targeted every year and that he and former Sen. Jake Garn and former Rep. Jim Hansen always had to fight for it. "I don't believe it's all me," he said

Source: KSL Radio coverage of 2012 Utah Senate debates Jun 16, 2012

Dan Liljenquist: Evaluate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending

The biggest threat to our national security is that we borrow every penny of our defense spending. The federal government is now cutting defense by 12% while at the same time, the federal budget is growing by 24%. Defense is another core function of the federal government and must be a priority, but we must also use a critical eye when evaluating waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, May 24, 2012

Mike Lee: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale

The military's policy is a lumbering dinosaur being kept alive by Senate members who support Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Sadly, two of those dinosaurs are Utah Senate hopefuls, Scott Bradley and Mike Lee. During a recent debate with Democratic candidate Sam Granato, Lee said that his campaign's "panel of military advisors" said DADT was necessary for troop morale. Who these advisors are or why they think homophobia makes the military run smoother is anyone's guess.
Source: Q-Salt-Lake (GLBT news) coverage of 2010 Utah Senate debate Sep 30, 2010

Sam Granato: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; an affront to gay soldiers

Granato and Lee disagreed about how to handle illegal immigration, gays in the military, radioactive waste disposal in Utah and how to save Social Security.

Lee supported continuing the "don't ask, don't tell policy" banning gays from openly serving in the military. Granato called for a repeal, saying many gays now serve honorably and the policy is an affront to them.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune coverage of 2010 Utah Senate debate Sep 17, 2010

Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve

I pay tribute to the many Utahns who have answered the nation's call to serve. Whether it's as a soldier in Afghanistan, a Utah National Guardsman in Iraq, or a humanitarian volunteer in Haiti or Ambassador Jon and Mary Kaye Huntsman in the People's Republic of China, we give them all our heartfelt thanks.
Source: Utah 2010 State of the State Address Jan 26, 2010

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