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Chris Coons' Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Christopher 'Chris' A. Coons
Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate - Jr
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Annie; 3 Children: Michael, Jack, Maggie
Birth Date: 09/09/1963
Birth Place: Greenwich, CT
Home City: Wilmington, DE
Religion: Presbyterian
Date Title
Issue Position: National Security
Dec. 20, 2013 Senator Coons Votes to Approve National Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 17, 2013 National Defense Authorization Includes Coons-Authored Protection for National Guard Role in Cyber Missions
Nov. 20, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Nov. 5, 2013 Senators Coons, Durbin Welcome Laying-down of Arms by M23 in the Congo
Oct. 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran and P5 +1 Talks
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Sec. Chuck Hagel, Dept of Defense - Restore Death Benefits for Families of Fallen Heroes
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 18, 2013 Senator Coons Praises Air Force Decision Not to Furlough Civilian Employees in 2014
Sept. 8, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Syria Intervention
Sept. 4, 2013 Statement for Senator Coons on Committee Vote On Authorization of Force in Syria
June 13, 2013 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript - Syria
March 19, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
Jan. 24, 2013 Statement from Senator Coons on meeting with Senator Hagel
Jan. 22, 2013 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" Transcript: Foreign Affairs
Jan. 16, 2013 Senator Coons offers support for French-led military operation in Mali
Jan. 7, 2013 Statement from Senator Coons on nomination of Senator Hagel for Secretary of Defense
Dec. 27, 2012 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 20, 2012 Senator Coons applauds U.N. Security Council vote authorizing troops in northern Mali
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 4, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Resumed
Sept. 28, 2012 Congressional Delegation, University of Delaware Announce $416,000 Federal Grant for Cybersecurity Education Initiative
Sept. 25, 2012 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" - Transcript
Sept. 18, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, European Union
Sept. 12, 2012 Statement from Senator Coons on Murder of U.S. Ambassador to Libya
Aug. 3, 2012 Senate Condemns Crimes of Joseph Kony and Lord's Resistance Army
Aug. 3, 2012 Senator Coons' resolution condemning crimes of Joseph Kony passed by Senate
July 31, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Continued
July 19, 2012 Bring Jobs Home Act--Motion to Proceed
July 17, 2012 Hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Action to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks
June 26, 2012 Bringing Justice to Uganda
April 25, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
Dec. 15, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec. 1, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Nov. 29, 2011 Senators Carper, Coons Praise Passage of Amendment to Give National Guard a Seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Nov. 10, 2011 Senator Coons Votes in Judiciary Committee to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act
Oct. 20, 2011 Johnson Introduces Cybersecurity Resolution
Oct. 14, 2011 Judiciary Committee to Take Important Next Step Toward Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
Oct. 4, 2011 Statement from Senator Coons on Speaker Boehner's Tripling of Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination Defense Fund
July 20, 2011 In landmark hearing, Senator Coons challenges colleagues to repeal Defense of Marriage Act
June 22, 2011 Statement from Senator Coons on President's remarks on direction in Afghanistan
June 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Chairwoman and The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
June 14, 2011 News Journal - Troop Drawdown should be Start of New U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
May 2, 2011 Saluting the Service of Our Troops Since September 11, 2001
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Feb. 23, 2011 Senator Coons Calls for Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
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