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Barry Moore on Homeland Security

 

 


Committed to securing benefits for military families

As Chairman of Military and Veteran Affairs, Barry authored and sponsored key legislation to include bringing the˙"RedTails" F-35 Fighter Squadron to Montgomery.˙ His sponsored legislation made strides to protect military families from unfair child custody courts, secure residency for in-state tuition programs for military families and veterans, protect the licensing of working spouses through licensure reciprocity, and advocate for our Purple Heart Recipients.
Source: 2020 AL-2 House campaign website BarryMooreForCongress.com , Jul 25, 2020

Sponsored tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans

HB83: Under existing law, certain small businesses may qualify for an income tax or financial institution excise tax credit for hiring recently deployed unemployed veterans who have been discharged within two years. This bill would rename the Heroes for Hire Tax Credit Act of 2012 as the Veterans Employment Act and would allow certain small businesses to qualify for a tax credit for hiring an unemployed veteran regardless of when the veteran was discharged from active service.

Analysis by Alabama Today: Incentive to Hire Veterans Bill: raises the tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed veterans from $1000 to $2000 as well as extends the credit to businesses that hire combat veterans, even if they are not unemployed at the time of hiring.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 95-0-7, Roll #576 on Mar/1/2018; State Rep. Barry Moore sponsored and voted YES; Passed Senate 27-0-7, Roll #595 on Mar/6/2018; Signed by Gov. Kay Ivey on Mar/26/2018.

Source: Alabama Today on Alabama legislative voting record HB83 , Mar 1, 2018

Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit

HB2: Stolen Valor Act: This bill would prohibit a person from fraudulently holding himself or herself out to be a recipient of medals awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, with intent to defraud. A violation would be a Class A misdemeanor.

Birmingham News analysis: Alabama has a new law making it a crime to use false claims of military honors or medals in exchange for money, food, lodging or other benefits. Just claiming to have been a decorated soldier is not enough to trigger a prosecution, the person has to also seek or receive a benefit using the claim. The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that a man who falsely claimed he'd won the Medal of Honor could not be found guilty of a crime under the 2005 Stolen Valor Act. The court cited the 1st Amendment's guarantee of free speech.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 33-0-2, Roll #466 on 4/14; Passed House 100-0-5, Roll #422 on 4/16; State Rep. Barry Moore voted YES; Signed by Gov. Bentley on 4/16.

Source: Birmingham News on Alabama legislative voting record HB2 , Apr 16, 2015

Strongly supports strong military, according to AFA survey.

Moore supports the AFA survey question on "peace through strength"

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-15 on Sep 11, 2020

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Homeland Security: Barry Moore on other issues:
AL Gubernatorial:
Chris Countryman
David Carrington
Kay Ivey
Parker Griffith
Robert Bentley
Stacy Lee George
Tommy Battle
Walt Maddox
AL Senatorial:
Arnold Mooney
Bradley Byrne
Doug Jones
Jeff Sessions
John Merrill
John Rogers
Luther Strange
Marcus Bowman
Richard Shelby
Ron Crumpton
Roy Moore
Tommy Tuberville

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AZ-8*:Lesko
CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-12*:Keller ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
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AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
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