State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Homeland Security
Improve care and service to veterans
Mark Walker Has Championed:
Source: 2022 North Carolina Senate campaign website Walker4NC.com
Dec 9, 2020
- Improving Care and Service to Veterans
- Supporting Law Enforcement
He has ushered policies that improve veterans' care and services, closing more than a thousand cases throughout North Carolina.
Fight for military project funding in NC; support veterans
Military service is part of North Carolina's DNA, and our leaders in Washington should be unwavering in their support of our service members and military families. That means fighting for military project funding in North Carolina, working to ensure the
Department of Veterans Affairs runs efficiently and leaves no veteran behind, supporting our troops who are wrestling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and expanding educational and job opportunities for veterans.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com
Jun 10, 2020
No opinion on expanding the military
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand the military"?
A: N/A for Governor's Race
Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race
Apr 30, 2020
$2500 bonus to business hiring, training veterans
We can help private sector employers recruit and train veterans through apprenticeships in high-demand fields in North Carolina such as healthcare, information technology, logistics, and advanced manufacturing.
The Helping Heroes Bonus program will provide $2,500 to businesses who are hiring and training apprentices upon their exit from active military service.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Governor campaign website DanForest.com
Dec 3, 2019
US Army veteran: duty, honor, country
State Rep. Holly Grange, a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran, announced that she is running for governor. "At West Point they taught us: duty, honor, country. I've dedicated my life to this country," Grange said. "I know
North Carolina can do better than career politicians like Roy Cooper. The president is an outsider who gets things done, and I'll do the same. I'll deliver the results the career politicians won't."
Grange works for Osprey Global Solutions business intelligence company and has represented the Wilmington area in the NC House for five years. She chairs the House's banking and elections committees.
Grange's campaign video highlights her anti-abortion stance and says she will sign a bill mandating that sheriffs in the state comply with ICE requests.
Source: News & Observer on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race
Jul 18, 2019
Maintain a strong military & care for veterans
Protecting Americans is Deborah's top priority. She believes our national security is strongest when we use all the tools at our disposal: a modern military, the most sophisticated and capable negotiators, and an intelligence community that will stay
one step ahead of our enemies.
Deborah will work to keep America's families safe from threats at home and abroad by maintaining a strong military, and by caring for our servicemembers, and their families. Deborah knows that we have a responsibility to
make sure our veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned. As a state legislator, she fought for veterans and their families by cracking down on payday lending schemes targeting servicemembers. She also sponsored a uniform child custody
law for military families. In the U.S. Senate, she will work to improve our VA system. She will not tolerate a VA that doesn't live up to the high standard of care that our nation's veterans deserve. [Source: www.deborahross.com/issues ]
Source: Vote-NC.org profile for 2016 North Carolina Senate race
Aug 8, 2016
Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition
Chris has also been a leader regionally in fighting to keep military jobs in the Sandhills Region. Chris was "instrumental" in organizing the bi-partisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition to lobby against cuts at nearby
Ft. Bragg. His efforts earned praise from Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Scanlan commander of the wing. At the same time Chris has stressed diversification of the area economy to end the over-reliance on the military base.
Source: 2016 North Carolina Senate campaign website ChrisRey.com
Sep 22, 2015
Improve support for military veterans
Rey says, "Faith, family, service--that is what animates my life and gives it meaning. Just as I was called to service in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Just as I was called to service as mayor."
He said he wants to improve support for military veterans and make sure that wounded veterans can get health care and other services.
Source: Fay Observer on 2016 North Carolina Senate race
Sep 22, 2015
OpEd: Quashed release of report about CIA torture
As the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee--rather than exercising critical legislative oversight of the intelligence community's most controversial activities from paramilitary drone strikes to NSA bulk collection of phone records--Burr all
too often is a cheerleader for whatever is going down.
No sooner had he become committee chairman this year when he staged an unheard of stunt in trying to reclaim from the executive branch copies of a classified report--revealing new evidence of
torture via "enhanced interrogation techniques" by the CIA--in order to bury it.
Thus, Burr attempted to erase from the official record the detailed report on the heinous conduct of clandestine operatives as the agency moved suspected terrorists from
one black site to another around the world, while brutally mistreating them. If the declassified summary of the full report had not been published in national newspapers, there would have been no trace of what the senator has endeavored to cover up.
Source: Huffington Post coverage of 2016 North Carolina Senate race
May 29, 2015
We need the strongest, most capable military in the world
The continued downsizing of our military should be frightening to all of us. As the sole remaining global superpower, our safety depends upon having the strongest, most capable military in the world.
Mark will make sure our government invests in defense and gives our soldiers the tools to keep our nation safe from those who wish us harm.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com
Oct 10, 2014
Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal
Q: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries?
WALKER: Strongly Agree
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina House race
Sep 30, 2014
Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal
Question topic: The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
Tillis: Strongly Agree
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina Senate race
Sep 30, 2014
Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act
Haugh said the Patriot Act "is a total abomination. We need to repeal that immediately," and to "abolish the [National Security Agency] and delete their files" because it crossed the line from the government "investigating you for potential criminal
activities because they have a warrant to simply snooping on everybody."
D'Annunzio said the Patriot Act has been abused. It should be repealed and the Department of Homeland Security abolished. He favors keeping the NSA, but reining it in.
Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate
Apr 8, 2014
Stop drone warfare
Haugh's top priority if elected would be "to stop drone warfare, and be the voice of conscience on that," and deny the president's unchecked practice of using the unmanned bombers because innocent women, children, neighbors,
and first responders are killed in the process, causing hatred for the United States.
"I'm not 100% against drones," D'Annunzio said. "It has to have a justified reason."
Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate
Apr 8, 2014
For our heroes, retain troop bases & defense manufacturing
I want to thank our men and women in uniform that have honored our country with their presence, and their service. They deserve it.
For these heroes, we are finalizing a plan that focuses on first, the retention of the bases and our troops here in
North Carolina; Growing our military supplier base; three, retaining our highly skilled; and four, growing the defense manufacturing sector. We have incredible opportunity to follow through on those four objectives.
And speaking of the military,
I've always said I'm kind of and Eisenhower Republican. I believe that government's main roles is to provide the infrastructure for job creation and economic growth. This is one of the great things that Dwight Eisenhower did as president.
He worked to connect the urban with the rural and the East with the West. We need to keep focused on continuing that type of visionary thinking right here in North Carolina using our infrastructure.
Source: 2013 North Carolina State of the State Address
Feb 18, 2013
I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense
Q: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Q: Do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Q: Is balancing the budget a legislative priority?
A: Yes. I believe we can find savings in the Defense budget, but I do not support President Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense.
Source: North Carolina Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test
Oct 30, 2012
N.C. is most military-friendly state in America
Tar Heel families give our sons and our daughters to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. We cry together when they are wounded or give their lives for America, and we rejoice together when they come home.
Through it all, we declare ourselves--our North Carolina--to be the most military friendly state in America.We are the people who refuse to turn backwards. We have the ambition to conquer tomorrow.
Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address
Feb 14, 2011
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