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Donald Carcieri on Homeland Security
Republican RI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Gratitude to armed forces for defending our freedoms. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • The military budget is not a jobs program. (Jan 2012)
Jack Reed on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • No Benghazi cover-up; had 11 hearings & 25,000 documents. (May 2013)
  • Don't over-react to Benghazi; situation was confused. (Feb 2013)
  • Federal aid for homeless veterans. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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 preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Maintain role of women in armed forces in Iraq. (May 2005)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Our presence in Iraq worsens situation in Israel. (Sep 2006)
  • No legitimate reason to bypass the FISA courts. (Sep 2006)
  • Protect our rights AND protect our country. (May 2006)
  • Donít cut services for veterans. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Mark Zaccaria on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Cut government, including cutting military (except salary). (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
James Langevin on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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 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 YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Homeland Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Know your enemy: Al Qaeda wants US troops away from Mecca. (Apr 2008)
  • False WMD fear hurt efforts at nuclear nonproliferation. (Apr 2008)
  • Replace unilateral pre-emption with Mideast alliances. (Sep 2006)
  • Keep Rhode Island's military installations thriving. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
  • Decrease funding for missile defense. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES 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 40% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
Lincoln Almond on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Myrth York on Homeland Security
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Homeland Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • 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 YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Lincoln Chafee on Homeland Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Know your enemy: Al Qaeda wants US troops away from Mecca. (Apr 2008)
  • False WMD fear hurt efforts at nuclear nonproliferation. (Apr 2008)
  • Replace unilateral pre-emption with Mideast alliances. (Sep 2006)
  • Keep Rhode Island's military installations thriving. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
  • Decrease funding for missile defense. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES 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 40% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit torture of terrorists in US custody. (Jul 2005)
Claiborne Pell on Homeland Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Matt Brown on Homeland Security
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 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 YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • 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)
Stephen Laffey on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • We need to expand weapons programs. (Aug 2006)
Carl Sheeler on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2006)
  • More spending on armed forces. (Aug 2006)
Bob Tingle on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Keep us the strongest & most powerful country on earth. (Aug 2008)
  • I support the Patriot Act. (Aug 2008)
  • We must defeat Al Qaeda like we did the Nazis. (Jul 2008)
Robert Weygand on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
Chris Young on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Decrease spending on armed forces. (Aug 2008)
  • The Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2008)
  • No warrantless searches. (Sep 2007)
  • Serious unanswered & unaddressed questions about 9/11. (Dec 2005)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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