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Kweisi Mfume on Homeland Security

Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative


We are not doing enough to protect our infrastructure

It has been four years since the terror attacks of September 11th and over one year since the 9-11 Commission issued its recommendations. So it's fair to ask, where are we now?

Yes, we are safer in some ways, but we are not yet safe. Our armed forces, intelligence operatives and first responders are bravely fighting terror across the globe and here at home, but many of the worst threats to our nation are still ominously at large.

As a nation we are not doing enough to protect our ports, our tunnels, our railways or our borders, and our intelligence community has to be properly funded to be able to gather the information needed to thwart attacks aimed at our nation or our people.

I believe that to secure our homeland, we must rekindle the bipartisan resolve to do so. We must set real spending priorities with measurable goals and objectives for our security agencies.

Source: Campaign website, www.MfumeForSenate.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2005

Don't surrender our essential liberties for anti-terrorism

We must act with greater speed and with deeper determination to reform our counter-terror capabilities and we must hold our government officials accountable when that does not occur. Most of all, in our fight against the threat of terror, we must not surrender our essential liberties in the name of preserving liberty. We cannot forget the essence of our most cherished values as we fight to preserve them.
Source: Campaign website, www.MfumeForSenate.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2005

Support defense conversion; end Cuba trade embargo

Source: 1994 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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Barbara Mikulski
Benjamin Cardin
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Kevin Zeese
Michael Steele
Paul Sarbanes

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