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Dennis Daugaard on Homeland Security
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Transfer professional license from other states for military. (Jan 2013)
  • Support our troops because they protect our freedoms. (Nov 2011)
  • Split two departments: Military & Veterans' Affairs. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Homeland Security
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Saved Ellsworth Air Force Base from closure in 2005. (Sep 2013)
John Thune on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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 YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Rick Weiland on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • 1997: Served as Regional Director of FEMA. (Oct 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Homeland Security
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Homeland Security
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Saved Ellsworth Air Force Base from closure in 2005. (Sep 2013)
Tim Johnson on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Support full and mandatory VA funding and the new GI bill. (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 NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Larry Pressler on Homeland Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Bill Janklow on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
Tom Daschle on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Post-9-11: Counseled Bush to avoid using term "war". (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Homeland Security
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephanie Herseth on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Increase security by improving benefits for armed forces. (Jun 2002)
  • 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 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
Bill Janklow on Homeland Security
Republican (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
Sam Kephart on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Attack fraud & cut pork in bloated military contracts. (Jun 2008)
  • The Patriot Act is potentially very dangerous. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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 YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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