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Robert Bentley on Homeland Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Robert Bentley on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

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Jeff Sessions on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator (AL): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Sessions on other issues.
  • A strong national defense is the top priority. (Mar 2008)
  • 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 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 NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Rated 0% 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)
Richard Shelby on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator (AL): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Richard Shelby 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 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)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)

House:


Robert Aderholt on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (AL-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robert Aderholt 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 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 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Spencer Bachus on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (AL-6): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Bachus 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 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 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jo Bonner on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (AL-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jo Bonner 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 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 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Mo Brooks on Homeland Security
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mo Brooks on other issues.
  • Fully fund military; most important federal responsibility. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
Bradley Byrne on Homeland Security
Republican Nominee (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bradley Byrne on other issues.
  • Do more--much more--to ensure our national defense. (Nov 2013)
Martha Roby on Homeland Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Roby on other issues.
  • Maintain military installations as tip of our nation's spear. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Michael Rogers on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (AL-3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michael Rogers 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 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 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
Terri Sewell on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terri Sewell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Riley on Homeland Security
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Riley on other issues.
  • 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)
Don Siegelman on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Don Siegelman on other issues.
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Howell Heflin on Homeland Security
Former Senator (until March 2005): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howell Heflin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Susan Parker on Homeland Security
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (AL): Click here for Susan Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Homeland Security
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Sowell on other issues.
  • More $ for troops, less $ for weapons. (Aug 2004)
  • Continue with National missile defense. (Aug 2004)
  • Reinstitute military draft to prepare for evildoers. (Aug 2004)
William Barnes on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for William Barnes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bobby Bright on Homeland Security
Democrat (Unseated 2010) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Bright on other issues.
  • No more base closings; rebuild and strengthen military. (Nov 2008)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Sonny Callahan on Homeland Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sonny Callahan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Bud Cramer on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (AL-5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bud Cramer on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
Artur Davis on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (AL-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Artur Davis 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 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 adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 78% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Terry Everett on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (AL-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Terry Everett on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Allow assassination of terrorist leaders. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Vivian Davis Figures on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger; member of State Senate: Click here for Vivian Davis Figures on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Parker Griffith on Homeland Security
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Parker Griffith on other issues.
  • Strong national defense, and missile defense. (Nov 2008)
Earl Hilliard on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Earl Hilliard 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)
Bob Riley on Homeland Security
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Riley on other issues.
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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