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Ron Dellums on Homeland Security

 


Worked with John Kasich (R-OH) to kill the B-2 Bomber

It was a lonely fight at the outset [to kill the B-2 stealth bomber]. In the beginning, it was just me and my good friend Ron Dellums, a decidedly liberal black Democrat from Berkeley, California, who would go on to become chairman of the Armed Services Committee. We were an unlikely pair, but we saw this one issue through a similar lens. Over the next ten years, our opposition effort grew to where our fiscally and patriotically sound arguments became more and more popular, but it wasn't an easy positio to take in the early going.

It was the fight of our political lives. You don't just kill a major weapons system, but that's what we set out to do. After ten relentless years, during which Ron Dellums and I refused to back down and managed to bring a whole bunch of good people over to our side of the debate, from both sides of the aisle, production was stopped after [the first 20] planes, and it marked the first time in the 20th century that a major weapons system had been halted.

Source: Stand For Something, by John Kasich, p. 93-96 May 23, 2007

Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace.

Dellums co-sponsored addressing abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace

Source: Privacy for Consumers and Workers Act (H.R.1900) 1993-H1900 on Apr 28, 1993

Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Dellums co-sponsored establishing a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a Women's Bureau in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Source: H.R.3013 1993-H3013 on Aug 6, 1993

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