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Joni Ernst on Homeland Security

 


Military experience always plays role in decision-making

Ernst highlighted her experience in the Iowa National Guard, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004. "As a leader in the Iowa Guard, I've experienced first hand the challenges these lengthy and difficult missions bring to our troops and their families," Ernst said. "Experiences such as these will always play a role in my decision-making process on any related national policy."
Source: KMA Land, 99.1 FM on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Jan 2, 2014

Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions

Joni Ernst, a state senator from Red Oak who serves as a commander in the Iowa Army National Guard, remarked that what drives her is a desire to protect Iowa values from federal overreach. Ernst choked up when she spoke about the military service of her family members and all the Iowa soldiers who have served in the Middle East. She said she will always keep them in the forefront of her mind as she makes foreign policy decisions in Congress.
Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Sep 23, 2013

Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place

Joni believes in a strong national defense because she knows the world is a safer place when America is the strongest nation on the planet. She believes that military readiness cannot be allowed to fall victim to Washington politics or bureaucratic maneuvering. Joni also believes that American foreign policy must be consistent and strong--never giving our enemies hesitation as to America's resolve to defend herself and her interests across the globe, whether by diplomatic means or use of force.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, JoniForIowa.com, "Issues" , Sep 9, 2013

I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans

Honoring America's Heroes: Our Veterans: As a Lt. Colonel and battalion commander in the Iowa Army National Guard, Joni knows first-hand the incredible service, and sacrifices, our men and women in uniform have given, and continue to provide, our great nation. In the senate, she will fight as hard for them, and their families, as they have fought for us. That means caring for wounded warriors, streamlining the VA benefit system, improving veteran education and job training programs, and accounting for all military personnel, from every avenue, to ensure no soldier, sailor, airmen, marine or coastguardsmen is ever left behind.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, JoniForIowa.com, "Issues" , Sep 9, 2013

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