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Mike DeWine on Homeland Security

Former Republican Sr Senator (OH, 1995-2007)

 


Brown voted 10 times to cut intelligence spending

DEWINE: Brown voted 10 separate times to cut our intelligence spending.

BROWN: You know better than making charges like that, that are just unsubstantiated.

DEWINE: The roll call was there.

BROWN: I ultimately voted every time for those intelligence budgets. And he knows that.

DEWINE: The majority of times of those 10 times where Sherrod Brown voted to cut our intelligence spending, he was the minority even of his own party.

Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press , Oct 1, 2006

I don't have confidence in Rumsfeld

Q: Looking back at the war, should President Bush have replaced the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld?

DeWINE: I've already said I don't have confidence in Rumsfeld.He's made major mistakes in this war. There's absolutely no doubt about it. The decision to put Rumsfeld in was made by the president, and that's his decision to keep. I was not elected president of the United States, the president was. That's why we have elections.

Q: Would you urge the president to replace him?

DeWINE: By saying I don't have confidence, it makes it pretty clear what I think.

Q: That you're urging the president?

DeWINE: I don't think that he's done a good job.

Q: Who would you put in there?

DeWINE: I'm not going to the point of specula

Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press , Oct 1, 2006

Small business in developing homeland security technologies.

DeWine co-sponsored a resolution on small businesses

Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) small business participation is vital to U.S. defense and should play an active role in assisting the military, Federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and State and local police to combat terrorism through the design and development of innovative products; and (2) Federal, State, and local governments should aggressively seek out and purchase innovative technologies and services from, and promote research opportunities for, American small businesses to help in homeland defense and the fight against terrorism. Passed/agreed to in Senate.

Source: Resolution sponsored by 26 Senators 02-SR264 on May 8, 2002

Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record.

DeWine scores 0% by SANE on peace issues

Peace Action, the merger of The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) and The Freeze, has effectively mobilized for peace and disarmament for over forty years. As the nation`s largest grassroots peace group we get results: from the 1963 treaty to ban above ground nuclear testing, to the 1996 signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, from ending the war in Vietnam, to blocking weapons sales to human rights abusing countries. We are proof that ordinary people can change the world. At Peace Action we believe...

As the Pentagonís budget soars to $400 billion, 17% of American children live in poverty. For what the US will spend on Missile Defense in one year we could: put over a million children through Head Start OR provide healthcare for over 3.5 million children OR create over 100,000 units of affordable housing OR hire over 160,000 elementary school teachers. At Peace Action our priorities are clear.

The ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization`s preferred position.

Source: SANE website 03n-SANE on Dec 31, 2003

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