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Rick Perry's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: James 'Rick' Richard Perry
Office: Governor (TX), Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2000
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Anita; 2 Children: Griffin, Sydney
Birth Date: 03/04/1950
Birth Place: Paint Creek, TX
Home City: Austin, TX
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
March 18, 2014 Statement by Gov. Perry on National Guard Reductions
Feb. 11, 2014 FOX "Hannity" - Transcript: Thoughts on Governor Chris Christie
March 14, 2013 FOX "Your World with Cavuto" Transcript - Immigration and Budget
Sept. 12, 2012 Statement by Gov. Perry on the Benghazi Attack
March 12, 2012 Fox News "The O'Reilly Factor" - Transcript
Dec. 7, 2011 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Texas
Nov. 22, 2011 Gov. Rick Perry Sets Agenda in Foreign Policy Debate on Zero-based Foreign Aid, Misguided Defense Cuts and Sanctions on Iran and Syria
Nov. 12, 2011 CBS "CBS News/National Journal Debate" - Transcript
Oct. 30, 2011 Fox News "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript
Oct. 21, 2011 Statement from Gov. Rick Perry on Iraq
Sept. 22, 2011 Fox News-Google GOP Debate
Sept. 12, 2011 CNN "CNN-Tea Party Republican Debate" - Transcript
Sept. 8, 2011 U.S. Rep. Miller Endorses Gov. Perry for President
Aug. 29, 2011 Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 112th National Convention
Aug. 11, 2011 Text of Gov. Rick Perry's Presidential Announcement Remarks
May 21, 2011 ToloNews - Appropriate to Target Terrorists in any Country: US Governor
May 3, 2011 Gov. Perry's Remarks at National Day of Prayer Breakfast
May 2, 2011 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Death of Osama bin Laden
April 28, 2011 Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investment in Speer Medical Devices
March 26, 2010 Gov. Perry Celebrates the Proud Service of the Texas Guard
Dec. 14, 2009 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding GAO Decision Siding with BAE Systems
July 23, 2009 Gov. Perry Visits U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
May 15, 2009 Statement by Gov. Perry On New Cyber Command Headquarters at Lackland Air Force Base
Jan. 6, 2009 Gov. Perry Visits Texas Troops in Iraq
Oct. 9, 2008 Gov. Perry, Local Leaders Pledge Support for National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
July 11, 2007 Gov. Perry: Texas Is One Step Closer to Becoming Home Of National Biological and Agro-Defense Facility
Nov. 8, 2006 Statement from Gov. Perry on Nomination of Gates as Secretary of Defense
Sept. 11, 2006 Perry Pays Tribute to Victims, Heroes of Terrorist Attack
June 29, 2006 Remarks by Governor Rick Perry Delivered at the Veterans of Foreign Wars State Convention
May 5, 2006 Text of Letter from Gov. Schwarzenegger to Congress Requesting Continued Funding for the C-17 Globemaster
Feb. 3, 2006 Governor Pataki Joins Nation's Governors in Calling for Reconsideration of National Guard Reduction
Jan. 26, 2006 American Statesman - Perry Stirred by U.S. Work, Iraq's People, History
Aug. 17, 2005 Gov. Perry Announces Ellington Field to Receive New Predator Squadron
Aug. 8, 2005 Gov. Perry Announces $365 Million Package to Bring Navy Master Jet Base to South Texas
May 26, 2005 Perry Urges BRAC Commission to Reinstate June Hearing in Texas
May 21, 2005 Gov. Perry Names Roger Williams to Chair BRAC Response Strike Force
June 2, 2004 Text of Gov. Rick Perry's Address 1st Battalion 23rd Division Marines Activation
Sept. 16, 2003 Governor Rick Perry's Radio Address - Base Realignment Process
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Fundamental Spending Reform
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: National Security
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