Scott Brown on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator
"What we need is for people to work together to address these issues. They are serious issues, and what's not helpful is political grandstanding and fear-mongering about the issues we face," Shaheen said.
Brown pointed to the murder of Foley in Syria and said he considers it a "direct threat" when someone "who lives right down the street" is killed by terrorists. "Absolutely we're being spread too thin," he said. "Our allies don't trust us, our foes don't fear us or respect us."
One area where the candidates differed is Rubens' statement that he believes global warming and climate change are man-made while Smith and Brown do not. "I can be independent in my thinking ...; because I don't take special-interest money," Rubens said.
"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."
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.
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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:
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