Scott Brown on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator
Act in US interest without UN, but that includes foreign aid
On the AmericansElect.org foreign policy question, Sen. Brown chose 'A' from the list below:
When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?Staff comment: Senator Brown believes that the United States should pursue its national interest first, but America's values are also crucially important. The United States wins when other countries embrace democratic governance, allow
fundamental freedoms for all people, and open their economies. Sen. Brown supports intervention when necessary--with or without the UN. He supports foreign aid, even non-military aid, but isn't a huge fan of UN constraints on American actions.
Source: AmericansElect email questionnaire with Scott Brown's staff
, Nov 22, 2011
- A. The US should always act in its own
interest regardless of what other countries think
- B. The US should rarely listen to other countries
- C. The US should listen to other countries more often than not
- D. The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own
Introduced bill on Iranian economic Sanctions
Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) yesterday introduced the "No Entry for Supporters of the Iranian Regime Act of 2010." This bill would prevent CEOs of companies from investing in Iran's nuclear or missile programs or petroleum industry from entering the US.
Under Brown's legislation, the Secretary of Homeland Security would create regulations to enforce the prohibition.
"A nuclear-armed Iran threatens both our national security and the stability of the Middle East, and my legislation gives our
country another tool as we work to prevent the Iranian regime from crossing the nuclear threshold," Senator Brown said. "Simply put, the heads of companies that invest in a terrorist regime should not be allowed to visit our country.
This bill will force CEOs to choose between making profits in Iran or the ability to visit the United States. This legislation is an important step toward stopping the leading state sponsor of terror in the world from obtaining nuclear weapons."
Source: Press Release, "Brown Introduces Iran Sanctions Bill"
, Sep 30, 2011
Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record.
Brown scores -2 by AAI on Arab-Israeli issues
The Arab American Institute has compiled a Scorecard to catalogue the voting record of the 112th Congress on issues of importance to the Arab American community. Though not comprehensive, we have attempted to provide a snapshot of legislation concerning many of the primary issues concerning Arab Americans. For the Senate, we have included 10 items: two bills on the Arab Spring, three on Palestine, one on Lebanon, one regarding civil liberties, and two for immigration reform.
Source: AAI website 12-AAI-S on May 2, 2012
- S. Res. 44: (+) calls on former President Hosni Mubarak to immediately begin a peaceful transition to a democratic political system
- S. Res. 109: (+) honoring and supporting women in North Africa and the Middle East
- S. Res. 138: (-) calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report, formally known as the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which accused the Israeli government of targeting Palestinian civilians.
- S. Res. 185: (-) reaffirming the commitment of the US to a
negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calling for a US veto of any UN resolution on Palestinian statehood without a settlement.
- S. Con. Res. 23: (-) supporting Israel in maintaining defensible borders, and against Israel returning to the armistice lines that existed on June 4, 1967
- S. 558: (+) the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act, to limit the use of cluster munitions in areas normally inhabited by civilians.
- S. 1125: (+) greater judicial review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and greater protections to individuals being monitored or gag-ordered by the FBI.
- S.1038, the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act, in opposition of PATRIOT Act extension.
- S. 723: (-) The Birthright Citizenship Act, limiting citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants born in the US.
- S. 952: (+) the DREAM Act, allowing undocumented minors to become US citizens, provided they meet certain conditions, including good moral character
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes.
Brown co-sponsored Women, Peace, and Security Act
Expresses the sense of Congress that:
- implementation of the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP) is paramount in improving the lives of women around the world and increasing global stability and prosperity;
- It is US policy to implement NAP;
- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) should integrate gender into diplomatic and strategic and planning processes;
- federal agencies shall ensure that the tenets of NAP are incorporated into programs for conflict prevention, humanitarian and disaster response, peacekeeping, and democracy promotion;
- Federal agencies facilitate partner government efforts to improve women's inclusion in peace and security processes, conflict prevention, peace-building and decision-making institutions in conflict-affected environments.
White House Summary of NAP, December 2011:The goal of this National Action Plan is as simple as it is profound: to empower half the world's population
as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence, and insecurity. Deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained, when women become equal partners. The National Action Plan is guided by the following five principles:
Source: H6255/S3477 12-S3477 on Aug 1, 2012
- the engagement and protection of women as agents of peace and stability
- building on goals for gender integration, gender equality, and women's empowerment
- guided by the principle of inclusion, seeking out the views and participation of a wide variety of stakeholders--women and girls, men and boys, and members of marginalized groups
- coordinate among all relevant departments and agencies of the US government, integrated into relevant United States foreign policy initiatives, and enhanced by engagement with international partners
- be accountable for the implementation of the policies and initiatives endorsed in this Plan.
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