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Pat McCrory on Homeland Security
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
  • For our heroes, retain troop bases & defense manufacturing. (Feb 2013)

Senate:

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Richard Burr on Homeland Security
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Support the 9/11 Commission but it was too slow. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining military spouse voting residency. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Kay Hagan on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • Support better pay for our brave service members. (May 2008)
  • Increase funding for veteransí health care and benefits. (May 2008)
  • More funding to respond to emergencies and natural disaster. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Thom Tillis on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield 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 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 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)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
John Howard Coble on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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 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 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)
  • 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 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Renee Ellmers on Homeland Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
  • Disallow "Victory Mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. (Apr 2012)
  • Keep Gitmo open; try terrorists in military courts. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Virginia Foxx on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
George Holding on Homeland Security
Republican (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Holding on other issues.
  • No reasonable man can argue against a strong military. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Richard Hudson on Homeland Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Defeat Islamic extremists who would destroy our way of life. (Nov 2012)
  • Ensure that every veteran is treated with dignity & respect. (Nov 2012)
  • I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Apr 2013)
Walter Beaman Jones on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO 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 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 draft registration; all-volunteer forces . (Dec 2000)
  • Federal duty to provide missile defense . (Dec 2000)
  • Allow assassination of terrorist leaders. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Larry Kissell on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Patrick McHenry on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry on other issues.
  • Sponsored legislation to increase first responders funding. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Mike McIntyre on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre 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 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)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Mark Meadows on Homeland Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • Never support harmful cuts to military spending. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Homeland Security
Republican (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • Don't cut defense to fund welfare state. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
David Eugene Price on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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 NO 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 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Mel Watt on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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 NO 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)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Post-cold-war weapons buildup. (Sep 1999)
  • Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty. (Sep 1999)
  • More pay, more training for military personnel. (Aug 1999)
  • Pentagon has been reduced to a triangle: build it back. (Jul 1999)
  • Re-build military for greater readiness. (Apr 1999)
  • Build and deploy an SDI missile defense. (Apr 1999)
  • Increased spending needed to keep the peace. (Apr 1999)
  • Restore shortfalls in Armed Forces personnel. (Apr 1999)
  • Need SDI against rogue nations and terrorists. (Mar 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
Mike Easley on Homeland Security
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Bev Perdue on Homeland Security
North Carolina Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
  • N.C. is most military-friendly state in America. (Feb 2011)
  • Keep the federal government from closing our military bases. (Nov 2008)
Brad Miller on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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 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 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)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Sue Myrick on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Heath Shuler on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler 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 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)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
James Hunt on Homeland Security
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for James Hunt on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Ballance on Homeland Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
Erskine Bowles on Homeland Security
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Support the 9/11 Commission. (Sep 2004)
  • Expand military facilities and related businesses. (Jul 2004)
  • Bring more defense contracts and defense-related businesses. (Jul 2004)
  • Cover civilian jobs and active duty service pay differences. (Jul 2004)
  • Fix the administrative payroll problems. (Jul 2004)
  • Double the Child Tax Credit for activated guardsmen. (Jul 2004)
  • Support Military Family Readiness Groups. (Jul 2004)
  • Assess options for early retirement for reservists. (Jul 2004)
  • Support Military Family Readiness Groups. (Jul 2004)
Eva Clayton on Homeland Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
John Edwards on Homeland Security
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 49 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • Appropriate to talk to Musharraf after Bhutto assassination. (Jan 2008)
  • Provide medical care and job training for veterans. (Jan 2008)
  • Colleges must allow military recruiters for ROTC on campus. (Jan 2008)
  • End Bushís illegal spying on American citizens. (Dec 2007)
  • Bush created a national embarrassment at Guantanamo. (Dec 2007)
  • Torture does not work & undermines our moral authority. (Dec 2007)
  • I think we need a president who asks Americans to sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • Donít-ask-donít-tell is discriminatory & bad for military. (Aug 2007)
  • Close Guantanamo; end torture; comply with Geneva. (Jun 2007)
  • President is not above law; no spying on Americans. (Jun 2007)
  • Require deployed troops to be fully trained and equipped. (Apr 2007)
  • End $250 registration fee for veterans getting healthcare. (Mar 2007)
  • Iraq/Afghan soldiers shouldnít beg or pay for benefits. (Jun 2005)
  • Cannot sacrifice rights & freedoms that define America. (Nov 2004)
  • Attention to bin Laden was diverted because of Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • Important things havenít been done to make America safe. (Oct 2004)
  • Bush opposed a 9/11 commission and a Homeland Security Dept. (Oct 2004)
  • We werenít attacked by Saddam Hussein. (Oct 2004)
  • Cast a global net for terrorists. (Aug 2004)
  • Improve intelligence capabilities to counter terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • Cut off terrorists funds. (Aug 2004)
  • Prevent Afghanistan & others from becoming terrorist havens. (Aug 2004)
  • Individual Ready Reserve call-up is used as a backdoor draft. (Aug 2004)
  • Expand active duty and Armyís forces to security peace. (Aug 2004)
  • Offer a military modernization plan for the troops. (Aug 2004)
  • Ensure Americans in uniform receive benefits they deserve. (Aug 2004)
  • Make better use of the National Guard. (Aug 2004)
  • Keep our promises to American veterans. (Aug 2004)
  • We must and we will treat our veterans better. (Jul 2004)
  • Protect our country without sacrificing rights and freedoms. (Mar 2004)
  • Americans are safer at home when we are respected abroad. (Aug 2003)

    Nuclear Proliferation

  • Lead a long-term effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons. (Nov 2007)
  • No hypothetical nuke talk in Pakistan; eliminate all nukes. (Aug 2007)
  • Concerned about Iran, but alternatives over military strike. (Feb 2007)
  • Ad-hoc proliferation policy does not work over the long-term. (Jan 2006)
  • Serious threats about terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • No connection between the attacks of 9/11 and Saddam Hussein. (Oct 2004)
  • Secure Russian loose nukes from getting to rogue nations. (Jul 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Supports a new homeland intelligence agency, with safeguards. (Aug 2003)
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 40% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (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)
Lauch Faircloth on Homeland Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES 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)
David Funderburk on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Fred Heineman on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jesse Helms on Homeland Security
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • US can intervene against dictators, regardless of UN. (Jan 2000)
  • 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 YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES 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)
Cass Ballenger on Homeland Security
Republican (District 10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger on other issues.
  • 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)
Richard Burr on Homeland Security
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Support the 9/11 Commission but it was too slow. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining military spouse voting residency. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Cal Cunningham on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
  • Focus on soft power: moral, economic, diplomatic & cultural. (Mar 2010)
Elizabeth Dole on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Post-cold-war weapons buildup. (Sep 1999)
  • Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty. (Sep 1999)
  • More pay, more training for military personnel. (Aug 1999)
  • Pentagon has been reduced to a triangle: build it back. (Jul 1999)
  • Re-build military for greater readiness. (Apr 1999)
  • Build and deploy an SDI missile defense. (Apr 1999)
  • Increased spending needed to keep the peace. (Apr 1999)
  • Restore shortfalls in Armed Forces personnel. (Apr 1999)
  • Need SDI against rogue nations and terrorists. (Mar 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
Bob Etheridge on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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 YES 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 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 NO 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 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Robin Hayes on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes on other issues.
  • 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 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 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military 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)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
Bill Hefner on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • Focus on Pakistan and Al Qaeda, not Afghanistan. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal outdated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (Jul 2010)
  • Now is not the time to commit 30,000 to Afghanistan. (Jul 2010)
Jim Neal on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Taylor on Homeland Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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 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)
  • 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 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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