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Jim Bridenstine on Homeland Security

 


Develop missile intercept capability to counter Russians

I have been a Navy pilot for 10 years. I am deeply concerned that our national security objectives have been compromised for a domestic agenda that restricts freedom, punishes achievement, cripples the economy, and makes us less competitive in the world.

The START Treaty should have been renegotiated to allow the U.S. to develop a ballistic missile intercept capability and reduce the 10,000 unit Russian advantage in tactical nuclear weapons.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, jimbridenstine.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security

In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?

A: No.

Q: Do you support reducing Medicaid spending?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reducing Medicare spending?

A: Yes.

Q: Is balancing the budget a legislative priority?

A: Yes. We must balance our national budget. Our debt is unsustainable, jeopardizing our ability to attract capital needed to expand our economy and create jobs. Politicians often get re-elected by making promises which can't be kept. However, retired people and those nearing retirement have counted upon these promises. Therefore, people 55 or older should be protected from benefit reductions. I support smart reductions in defense spending that don't jeopardize national security.

Source: Oklahoma Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test , Oct 30, 2012

Supports targeting suspected terrorists.

Bridenstine supports the PVS survey question on terrorism

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q14 on Aug 30, 2012

Supports reducing defense spending.

Bridenstine supports the PVS survey question on defense spending

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q15 on Aug 30, 2012

Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Bridenstine co-sponsored Resolution on UN

Congressional Summary:Expressing the conditions for the US becoming a signatory to the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

  1. the President should not sign the Arms Trade Treaty, and that the Senate should not ratify the ATT; and
  2. that no Federal funds should be authorized to implement the ATT.

Opponent's argument against bill:(United Nations press release, June 3, 2013):

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon str

Source: S.CON.RES.7 & H.CON.RES.23 : 13-HCR23 on Mar 13, 2013

End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act.

Bridenstine co-sponsored USA FREEDOM Act

Congressional summary:: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring Act or the USA FREEDOM Act: