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Dave Heineman on Homeland Security
Republican NE Governor: Click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Give our military the tools they need to keep America safe. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Ben Nelson on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Supports spending on Missile Defense (“Star Wars”). (Sep 2000)
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 40% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
Shane Osborn on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
  • Strong voice for America's Veterans. (Oct 2013)
  • Hawkish on defense, but measured response. (Jul 2013)
Ben Sasse on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
  • Global preeminence essential our nation's interests. (Nov 2013)

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Adrian Smith on Homeland Security
Republican: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith 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)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Lee Terry on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • Allow assassination of terrorist leaders. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 11% 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 educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Homeland Security
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige. (Aug 2008)
  • Military tribunals for terrorists; domestic spying ok. (Jun 2008)
  • Expand missile defense; & pre-emptive military strike policy. (Jun 2008)
  • Islamic terrorists hate America; we must stand strong. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Jon Bruning on Homeland Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Flynn on Homeland Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • Make America exceptional again; fund military at 4% of GDP. (Apr 2012)
Mike Johanns on Homeland Security
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige. (Aug 2008)
  • Military tribunals for terrorists; domestic spying ok. (Jun 2008)
  • Expand missile defense; & pre-emptive military strike policy. (Jun 2008)
  • Islamic terrorists hate America; we must stand strong. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Bob Kerrey on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey 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 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)
  • Focus on potential terrorist sanctuaries like Saudi Arabia. (Jul 2004)
  • US majority support among Muslims on 9-11 collapsed by 2003. (Jul 2004)
  • Must defeat ideology of terrorism, not Muslim people. (Jul 2004)
  • Support "Cooperative Threat Reduction" on Soviet nukes. (Jul 2004)
  • Continue targeting terrorist financing; add terrorist travel. (Jul 2004)
  • Screen for individual terrorists at borders, no profiling. (Jul 2004)
  • Guidelines, supervision, & oversight of new security powers. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund better communications between emergency responders. (Jul 2004)
  • Improve human intel with racial and linguistic diversity. (Jul 2004)
  • Several missed opportunities to disrupt 9/11 hijackers. (Jul 2004)
  • Most important failure on 9/11 was one of imagination. (Jul 2004)
  • by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)
Don Stenberg on Homeland Security
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Defeat terrorists at home & abroad. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports spending on Missile Defense (“Star Wars”). (Sep 2000)
  • Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Homeland Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jon Christensen on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Exon on Homeland Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Charlie Matulka on Homeland Security
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Homeland Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett 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)
Chuck Hagel on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Supports the full repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. (Jan 2013)
  • Hezbollah & Hamas are terrorists; Israeli self-defense ok. (Jan 2013)
  • Regrets using the term "Jewish lobby" for pro-Israel groups. (Jan 2013)
  • Refused to sign letters from "Jewish lobby" on Hezbollah. (Jan 2013)
  • 2007: With Obama, introduced nuclear nonproliferation bill. (Mar 2008)
  • Pay attention to 2B people in poverty, or terrorists will. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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 YES 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (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)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Homeland Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • We have forgotten how to use diplomacy. (Aug 2008)
  • Refocus war on terror on Afghan-Pakistan border. (Aug 2008)
  • Give our troops needed armor, equipment, and health care. (May 2008)
  • Strengthen diplomatic corps, but also add 92,000 soldiers. (May 2008)
Steven Larrick on Homeland Security
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • We spend more for war than all other nations combined. (Jun 2008)
  • Opposes monitoring domestic communications & federal ID card. (Jun 2008)
  • Respect international law; no pre-emptive military strikes. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Homeland Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne 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 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)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tony Raimondo on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Fully support strong national defense. (May 2006)
  • Phone-taps ok; military tribunals ok; torture not ok. (May 2006)
  • Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes. (May 2006)
David Kramer on Homeland Security
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Kramer on other issues.
  • Support our troops and veterans. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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