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Eliot Cutler on Homeland Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for Eliot Cutler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul LePage on Homeland Security
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Wreaths Across America: thank our men and women in uniform. (Feb 2013)
Michael Michaud on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)

Senate:

ME 2014: 2014 ME Senate debate


Shenna Bellows on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • NSA should target only based on individualized suspicion. (Feb 2014)
  • We cannot afford to be the world's policemen. (Dec 2013)
  • No spying on foreign leaders NOR on ordinary Americans. (Oct 2013)
  • Snowden was a whistle-blower, not a criminal. (Oct 2013)
  • Stop NSA surveillance on ordinary Americans. (Oct 2013)
  • Stop spending billions on surveillance-industrial complex. (Oct 2013)
Susan Collins on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Increase transparency of NSA but keep NSA programs. (Feb 2014)
  • Mass surveillance justified by national security. (Jan 2014)
  • Mass unwarranted surveillance is never justified. (Jan 2014)
  • No justification for spying on Germany's chancellor. (Oct 2013)
  • Cuts in defense are very troubling to me personally. (Oct 2013)
  • Treating terrorists as criminals prevents obtaining info. (Nov 2010)
  • 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 YES 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 YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Maintain role of women in armed forces in Iraq. (May 2005)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Scott D`Amboise on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Reduce nuclear proliferation and build missile defense. (Jan 2012)
  • Military tribunals for terrorists; email searches for FBI. (Nov 2006)
  • Pre-emptive military strikes when national security threat. (Nov 2006)
Cynthia Dill on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Cut military spending such as weapons systems. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposes unlimited detention of terror suspects. (Jun 2012)
  • 56% of discretionary budget: too high for Pentagon spending. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Women's voices important on sexual assault in military. (Nov 2013)
  • 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 YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO 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 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 YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Hiding sources made post-9-11 analysis impossible. (Jul 2004)
  • CIA depends too heavily on defectors & not enough on HUMINT. (Jul 2004)
  • Administration did not pressure CIA on WMD conclusions. (Jul 2004)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Charlie Summers on Homeland Security
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Bath Iron Works & Kittery Naval Shipyard are indispensable. (Apr 2012)
  • Military tribunals for terrorists; deploy National Guard. (Nov 2008)

House:


Michael Michaud on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Chellie Pingree on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Nov 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Homeland Security
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
Matt Dunlap on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Don't defer the debt we owe our veterans. (Mar 2012)
Angus King on Homeland Security
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Ok to target suspected terrorists outside of war zones. (Sep 2012)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Angus King on Homeland Security
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Ok to target suspected terrorists outside of war zones. (Sep 2012)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Tom Allen on Homeland Security
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
Tom Allen on Homeland Security
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
William Cohen on Homeland Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Jim Longley on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jean Hay Bright on Homeland Security
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Patriot Act revisions are “truly frightening”. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes more spending on armed forces. (Dec 2005)
  • Reduce spending on missile defense. (Dec 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Nov 2013)
John Baldacci on Homeland Security
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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