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Rob Astorino on Homeland Security
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for Rob Astorino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Bloomberg on Homeland Security
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Supported building mosque near Ground Zero. (Nov 2010)
  • 1960s: Rejected as "1Y" when volunteering for Vietnam. (Sep 2010)
  • New York was 49th lowest per-capita in post-9-11 DHS grants. (Sep 2009)
  • 9/11 FYPD were heroes because they chose to stay behind. (Jan 2007)
  • Use DNA and fingerprint technology for worker ID database. (May 2006)
Andrew Cuomo on Homeland Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • $15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security. (Feb 2014)
  • Dubious about new power to interrogate and detain. (Oct 2003)
Bill de Blasio on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Howie Hawkins on Homeland Security
Green Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Halve defense spending & use funds domestically. (Aug 2006)
  • End secret detentions and arrests without charge. (Jul 2006)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Jun 2006)
Kathy Hochul on Homeland Security
Democratic Lt. Governor Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Served as counsel to a homeland security corporation. (May 2011)
Zephyr Teachout on Homeland Security
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for Zephyr Teachout on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:


Colia Clark on Homeland Security
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Immediate repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act. (May 2012)
  • Cut the present defense budget by 50%. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Wendy Long on Homeland Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Bush's anti-terror strategy succeeded; no threat to rights. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Scott Noren on Homeland Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Schumer on Homeland Security
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • 2001: PATRIOT Act is balanced and reasonable. (Nov 2010)
  • No Dubai Ports Deal; Arab Emirates funded 9-11. (Sep 2009)
  • Got NY a very fair share of funding. (Oct 2004)
  • Urges economic sanctions against Iran & Libya. (Jun 2001)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels. (Nov 2002)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Homeland Security
Republican (District 25): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
  • No Miranda rights and expensive trials for terrorists. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Yvette Clarke on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Chris Collins on Homeland Security
Republican (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Joseph Crowley on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Eliot Engel on Homeland Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 78% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Vito Fossella on Homeland Security
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella 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 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)
  • 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Gibson on Homeland Security
Republican (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Michael Grimm on Homeland Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Keep the Patriot Act in full force. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Richard Hanna on Homeland Security
Republican (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
  • Maintain strong Armed Forces with funding and equipment. (Oct 2011)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Nan Hayworth on Homeland Security
Republican (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • Overwhelming force is surest guarantor against war. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Brian Higgins on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins 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 NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Kathy Hochul on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Served as counsel to a homeland security corporation. (May 2011)
Steve Israel on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Hakeem Jeffries on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Peter King on Homeland Security
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • NSA needs secrecy, and has had no abuses. (Dec 2013)
  • N.S.A. spying has saved thousands of lives. (Oct 2013)
  • Wiretapping ok to defend against Islamic terrorism. (Sep 2013)
  • People at NSA are patriots & get it right 99.99% of the time. (Aug 2013)
  • Problem with Snowden leak is lack of presidential leadership. (Aug 2013)
  • Don't treat Dubai Ports Deal in a pre-9-11 way. (Sep 2009)
  • 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Chair of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Nita Lowey on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey 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)
  • 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 $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 78% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Dan Maffei on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Carolyn Maloney on Homeland Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Sean Maloney on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 18): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
  • Put veterans' needs first. (Nov 2012)
Gregory Meeks on Homeland Security
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Grace Meng on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Help returning veterans transition to construction jobs. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Jerrold Nadler on Homeland Security
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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 NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Charles Rangel on Homeland Security
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • 1951: Wounded in Korea while army was desegregating. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Tom Reed on Homeland Security
Republican (District 23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Fully arm our troops as they defend liberty. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Jose Serrano on Homeland Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better. (Jun 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Louise Slaughter on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Paul Tonko on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Ed Towns on Homeland Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Nydia Velazquez on Homeland Security
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better. (Jun 2001)
  • 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)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Homeland Security
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • We must win the War on Terror to keep America safe. (Dec 2006)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
David Paterson on Homeland Security
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for David Paterson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Maragos on Homeland Security
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Maragos on other issues.
  • More money to NY for fight against terrorism. (Jan 2012)
  • Don't try enemy combatants in civilian courts. (Jan 2012)
  • Europe, Korea, Japan, & Taiwan should pay for own defense. (Jan 2012)
Bob Turner on Homeland Security
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Don't try foreign terrorists in a civilian court. (Sep 2011)
Gary Ackerman on Homeland Security
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Maurice Hinchey on Homeland Security
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Chris Lee on Homeland Security
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Carolyn McCarthy on Homeland Security
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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)
  • 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 $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • 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)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Bill Owens on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Remain resilient in the fight against terror. (Oct 2011)
  • Obligation to care for veterans when they come home. (Nov 2009)
  • Invest in job training for veterans. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Jun 2013)
Bob Turner on Homeland Security
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Don't try foreign terrorists in a civilian court. (Sep 2011)
Rudy Giuliani on Homeland Security
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 37 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • It's not ethnic profiling to focus on Muslims. (May 2013)
  • Try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military tribunal. (Apr 2010)
  • Don't strip back Patriot Act; keep electronic surveillance. (Aug 2009)
  • Whether waterboarding is torture depends on how it's done. (Oct 2008)
  • AdWatch: “Ready” with executive experience in crises. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claimed Clinton cut army by 25%; actually was 16%. (Jan 2008)
  • Did business with Qatar, a US ally which protects al-Qaeda. (Dec 2007)
  • Didn’t vet Bernard Kerik sufficiently for DHS recommendation. (Dec 2007)
  • Remain on offense against Islamic terrorism. (Nov 2007)
  • We can’t close Guantanamo; nobody will take the people there. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Dems don’t say “Islamic” but do say “terrorism”. (Aug 2007)
  • Use every method you can think of to interrogate terrorists. (May 2007)
  • Interrogation & surveillance: do legally but aggressively. (May 2007)
  • Avoided military service in Vietnam with a deferment. (Jan 2007)
  • 9/11 FYPD were heroes because they chose to stay behind. (Jan 2007)
  • Democrats don’t support military the way Republicans do. (Nov 2006)
  • Islamic terror is existential threat, not based on US policy. (Jan 2006)
  • Fervently supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act. (Dec 2005)
  • Terrorism had been festering for many years. (Aug 2004)
  • Terrorists can’t be accommodated, appeased, and compromised. (Aug 2004)
  • We will see an end to global terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • We’re right and terrorists are wrong--as simple as that. (Oct 2002)
  • Deal with untrustworthy negotiators by getting it in writing. (Oct 2002)
  • America's Mayor: mouthpiece for how Americans felt post-9/11. (Sep 2001)

    September 11

  • Was aware of al-Qaeda before 9/11, but not its enormity. (Dec 2007)
  • Quit Iraq Study Group to avoid politicizing it. (Dec 2007)
  • AdWatch: Firefighters Union blames Giuliani for 9/11 deaths. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Radio failure PARTLY responsible for 9/11 deaths. (Jul 2007)
  • There were other command centers besides the one at WTC. (May 2007)
  • WTC7 met Giuliani’s criteria for emergency HQ. (May 2007)
  • Lack of unified command & communication added to 9/11 deaths. (May 2007)
  • Emergency HQ’s fuel storage contributed to WTC7 collapse. (May 2007)
  • Giuliani’s 9/11 actions reassured a traumatized city. (Jan 2007)
  • Locating command center in WTC7 contributed to destruction. (Jan 2007)
  • Terrorists attacked us before 9/11, and after 9/11. (Jan 2006)
  • Would personally execute Bin Laden for attacking NYC. (Oct 2002)
  • Led New York City through the events of 9/11. (Oct 2002)
Carl McCall on Homeland Security
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Spitzer on Homeland Security
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Weiner on Homeland Security
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Michael Benjamin on Homeland Security
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
  • Supports missile defense, and pre-emptive action. (Dec 2003)
Ed Cox on Homeland Security
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • Strong national defense and a decisive foreign policy. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Homeland Security
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • 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)
Harold Ford on Homeland Security
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Bush’s illegal wiretaps are unnecessary & wrong. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 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 NO 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Daniel Frisa on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Giuliani on Homeland Security
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 37 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • It's not ethnic profiling to focus on Muslims. (May 2013)
  • Try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military tribunal. (Apr 2010)
  • Don't strip back Patriot Act; keep electronic surveillance. (Aug 2009)
  • Whether waterboarding is torture depends on how it's done. (Oct 2008)
  • AdWatch: “Ready” with executive experience in crises. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claimed Clinton cut army by 25%; actually was 16%. (Jan 2008)
  • Did business with Qatar, a US ally which protects al-Qaeda. (Dec 2007)
  • Didn’t vet Bernard Kerik sufficiently for DHS recommendation. (Dec 2007)
  • Remain on offense against Islamic terrorism. (Nov 2007)
  • We can’t close Guantanamo; nobody will take the people there. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Dems don’t say “Islamic” but do say “terrorism”. (Aug 2007)
  • Use every method you can think of to interrogate terrorists. (May 2007)
  • Interrogation & surveillance: do legally but aggressively. (May 2007)
  • Avoided military service in Vietnam with a deferment. (Jan 2007)
  • 9/11 FYPD were heroes because they chose to stay behind. (Jan 2007)
  • Democrats don’t support military the way Republicans do. (Nov 2006)
  • Islamic terror is existential threat, not based on US policy. (Jan 2006)
  • Fervently supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act. (Dec 2005)
  • Terrorism had been festering for many years. (Aug 2004)
  • Terrorists can’t be accommodated, appeased, and compromised. (Aug 2004)
  • We will see an end to global terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • We’re right and terrorists are wrong--as simple as that. (Oct 2002)
  • Deal with untrustworthy negotiators by getting it in writing. (Oct 2002)
  • America's Mayor: mouthpiece for how Americans felt post-9/11. (Sep 2001)

    September 11

  • Was aware of al-Qaeda before 9/11, but not its enormity. (Dec 2007)
  • Quit Iraq Study Group to avoid politicizing it. (Dec 2007)
  • AdWatch: Firefighters Union blames Giuliani for 9/11 deaths. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Radio failure PARTLY responsible for 9/11 deaths. (Jul 2007)
  • There were other command centers besides the one at WTC. (May 2007)
  • WTC7 met Giuliani’s criteria for emergency HQ. (May 2007)
  • Lack of unified command & communication added to 9/11 deaths. (May 2007)
  • Emergency HQ’s fuel storage contributed to WTC7 collapse. (May 2007)
  • Giuliani’s 9/11 actions reassured a traumatized city. (Jan 2007)
  • Locating command center in WTC7 contributed to destruction. (Jan 2007)
  • Terrorists attacked us before 9/11, and after 9/11. (Jan 2006)
  • Would personally execute Bin Laden for attacking NYC. (Oct 2002)
  • Led New York City through the events of 9/11. (Oct 2002)
Abe Hirschfeld on Homeland Security
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Homeland Security
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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)
  • 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)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
John LaFalce on Homeland Security
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
  • 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)
David McReynolds on Homeland Security
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Withdraw from Iraq; cut the military. (Sep 2004)
  • Cut Pentagon budget by 50%. (Sep 1999)
  • End nuclear testing; strive for zero nuclear weapons. (Sep 1999)
  • Take aim at the sacred cow of the military budget. (Aug 1999)
Howard Mills on Homeland Security
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
  • Homeland security should not be normal pork-barrel spending. (Oct 2004)
  • Give law enforcement officials the tools they need. (Aug 2004)
  • More funding for NYC security and PATRIOT Act. (Jul 2004)
Susan Molinari on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Pat Moynihan on Homeland Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan 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 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)
Major Owens on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Bill Paxon on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Gerald Solomon on Homeland Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Michael Arcuri on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Liberty and security are not mutually exclusive. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Gary Bernsten on Homeland Security
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Homeland Security
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert 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 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 61 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeating. (Sep 2013)
  • Congress' tight security money partly caused Benghazi. (Jan 2013)
  • Benghazi was a tragedy, but we get it right 99% of the time. (Jan 2013)
  • Described Benghazi as "armed militants" in "act of terror". (Jan 2013)
  • Benghazi was a tragedy but we get security right 99% of time. (Jan 2013)
  • We responded to Benghazi immediately, and for the long run. (Jan 2013)
  • Worked with Libya before Benghazi, but they had no capacity. (Jan 2013)
  • Smart Power: blend of military power and soft power. (Jun 2012)
  • Long-held pro-defense spending stance; not a move to center. (Mar 2008)
  • AdWatch: Ensured health coverage for Guard & Reserve. (Dec 2007)
  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (Nov 2007)
  • 2001: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
  • Torture cannot be American policy, period. (Sep 2007)
  • Wants to repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell, but not until 2009. (Aug 2007)
  • Should have criticized JCC for calling homosexuality immoral. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed to draft, but register women for draft. (Jul 2007)
  • Forgive student loans for universal national service. (Jul 2007)
  • Administration secrecy shreds the Constitution. (Jun 2007)
  • 9/11: Got $20B to rebuild lower Manhattan. (Jun 2007)
  • Served on Armed Services Committee & was always prepared. (Jun 2007)
  • Fund first responders with extra $1.7 billion. (Mar 2007)
  • Homeland security not simply about reorganizing bureaucracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • There is no safe haven for the terrorists. (Jan 2006)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • Hillary hugs hawkish line on terrorism. (Oct 2005)
  • Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military. (Sep 2005)
  • Muscle, not rhetoric, leads to strong homeland security. (Sep 2005)
  • Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties. (Feb 2004)
  • I despise terrorism and the nihilism it represents. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports funding research on missile defense. (Oct 2000)
  • Nixon should have been impeached for bombing Cambodia. (Dec 1999)
  • A safe world needs the nuclear test ban treaty. (Sep 1999)

    Benghazi

  • Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection. (May 2014)

    Voting Record

  • Passed legislation to treat veterans’ traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2008)
  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Joe DioGuardi on Homeland Security
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • Focus on intelligence instead of war. (Aug 2010)
  • Enhance healthcare and retirement benefits for veterans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit enhanced missile sales to Saudi Arabia. (Jun 1987)
Michael Forbes on Homeland Security
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes 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)
Benjamin Gilman on Homeland Security
Republican (District 20): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman 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)
Felix Grucci on Homeland Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Hall on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Hall 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)
  • 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)
Howie Hawkins on Homeland Security
Green Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Halve defense spending & use funds domestically. (Aug 2006)
  • End secret detentions and arrests without charge. (Jul 2006)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Jun 2006)
Amo Houghton on Homeland Security
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton 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)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Caroline Kennedy on Homeland Security
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
  • War on terrorism is a fight for freedom. (Apr 2005)
Randy Kuhl on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
Rick Lazio on Homeland Security
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • Ensure the best-trained and equipped military. (May 2000)
  • Supports F-22; ensure best technology for future wars. (May 2000)
  • Veterans guaranteed democracy: we must never forget. (May 2000)
  • Proudly supported $20 billion in emergency defense spending. (Aug 1999)
  • More spending on SDI; readiness; personnel; infrastructure. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
Eric Massa on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
  • Original FISA bill was fair; no illegal spying. (Nov 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)
KT McFarland on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
  • Challenging Clinton on a national security platform. (Mar 2006)
  • War on terror is more difficult than the Cold War. (Mar 2006)
  • Biggest threat is Third World nuclear proliferation. (Mar 2006)
  • Fund security in targeted cities, not for political reasons. (Mar 2006)
Mike McMahon on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Michael McNulty on Homeland Security
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty 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 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 NO 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 NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Scott Murphy on Homeland Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Marilyn O`Grady on Homeland Security
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanine Pirro on Homeland Security
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Homeland Security
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn on other issues.
  • 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)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Thomas Reynolds on Homeland Security
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
John Spencer on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • Don’t prey on fears of extreme civil libertarians. (Aug 2006)
  • Patriot Act ensures safe & free America during war on terror. (Aug 2006)
  • Let generals decide troop levels, not politicians. (Dec 2005)
John Sweeney on Homeland Security
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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 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)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jay Townsend on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • Expand armed forces to ease burden in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Sep 2010)
  • Replace military retreat with robust defense spending. (Jul 2010)
Jim Walsh on Homeland Security
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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 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 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Homeland Security
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
John McHugh on Homeland Security
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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