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Terry Branstad on Homeland Security
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax. (May 2011)
Chet Culver on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education. (Dec 2013)
Jack Hatch on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Jack Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Hoefling on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Hoefling on other issues.
  • Expand the military as needed to protect sovereignty. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

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Bruce Braley on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Mar 2011)
Doug Butzier on Homeland Security
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Butzier on other issues.
  • Stop expanding the military. (Sep 2014)
Sam Clovis on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal. (Jul 2014)
  • Maintain high levels of readiness. (Jan 2014)
  • Military holds a special place in fabric of American society. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • I understand the importance a strong national defense. (Sep 2014)
  • Military experience always plays role in decision-making. (Jan 2014)
  • Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions. (Sep 2013)
  • Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place. (Sep 2013)
  • I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans. (Sep 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Matthew Whitaker on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Leonard Boswell on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Steve King on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Steve King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
David Loebsack on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Bush ignoring FISA courts may constitute impeachable offense. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Pat Murphy on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Pat Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Vilsack on Homeland Security
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Pay salary differentials for active duty employees. (Feb 2004)
  • Support continued funding for First Responders. (Jan 2004)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Tom Harkin on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Shut down Guantanamo Bay prison. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Bruce Braley on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Mar 2011)
Tom Latham on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Greg Ganske on Homeland Security
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Lightfoot on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Daryl Northrop on Homeland Security
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Decrease defense spending; less weapons R&D. (Oct 2004)
  • Eliminate National missile defense. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Homeland Security
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • More money for troops and intel. (Aug 2004)
  • Eliminate National missile defense but keep R&D. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Opposes 30,000 troop surge in Afghanistan. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
George Eichhorn on Homeland Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
  • Intelligence services and military have been under-funded. (May 2008)
Greg Ganske on Homeland Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Leach on Homeland Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 78% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Nussle on Homeland Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Steven Rathje on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • Remove handcuffs from those who track down terrorists. (Mar 2008)
Christopher Reed on Homeland Security
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Peace through strength; deal with enemies harshly & swiftly. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes the draft; all-volunteer force is best. (Jun 2008)
  • The war on terror must be won, to ensure our way of life. (Jun 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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