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Steve Beshear on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Relax wiretapping restrictions. (Nov 1996)

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Matt Bevin on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • We must keep the strongest military in the world. (Oct 2013)
  • Protect national security without violating civil liberties. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law. (Oct 2013)
Mitch McConnell on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops. (Mar 2014)
  • 1983: If we spend too little on defense, we lose America. (Sep 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 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rand Paul on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • NSA monitoring is an affront to 1776 sons of liberty. (Mar 2014)
  • Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. (Nov 2013)
  • Give trials to Guantanamo detainees. (May 2013)
  • Filibuster to establish no drones on citizens in America. (Mar 2013)
  • 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans. (Mar 2013)
  • Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President. (Mar 2013)
  • Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world. (Sep 2012)
  • Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending. (Jan 2012)
  • The Patriot Act is intrusive; it's what the Founders feared. (Feb 2011)
  • Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget. (Feb 2011)
  • How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"? (Feb 2011)
  • Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Warrantless searches overstep Constitutional powers. (Sep 2010)
  • Treat armed service members like heroes. (Jul 2010)
  • Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

House:


Andy Barr on Homeland Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
  • Guard against deep cuts in weapons systems. (Nov 2012)
  • Be vigilant and proactive in the war on terror. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Apr 2013)
Ben Chandler on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler 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)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
Brett Guthrie on Homeland Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie 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)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Feb 2014)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Thomas Massie on Homeland Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Apr 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Hal Rogers on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Hal 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 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 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)
Ed Whitfield on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield 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 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)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
John Yarmuth on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis 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 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)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
Ernie Fletcher on Homeland Security
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher 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)
Paul Patton on Homeland Security
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wendell Ford on Homeland Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Ken Lucas on Homeland Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • 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)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 56% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
Dan Mongiardo on Homeland Security
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • More funding for veterans and first responders. (Oct 2004)
  • Saddam is not my good friend. (Oct 2004)
Scotty Baesler on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Buckmaster on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Extend the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Jan 2010)
  • Negotiate with our adversaries from a position of strength. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Homeland Security
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Combined 22 federal agencies to make us more secure. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
Jack Conway on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Improve health care and services for rural veterans. (Nov 2009)
  • Greater discretion to read email & tap phones. (Nov 2002)
Greg Fischer on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
  • Lead world with diplomacy, not just military might. (Mar 2008)
Ernie Fletcher on Homeland Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher 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)
Trey Grayson on Homeland Security
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
  • Primary duty of federal government is national defense. (Dec 2009)
Ron Lewis on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis 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 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)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Bruce Lunsford on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Secret warrantless wiretapping program was flat out wrong. (Jun 2008)
  • We must fully fund the veterans’ health care system. (Jun 2008)
  • Open the doors to the Veterans Administration. (Jun 2008)
  • Ease the transition home for veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • McConnell voted against giving troops body armor, I wouldn’t. (Jun 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Homeland Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup 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 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)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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