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Ben Nelson's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Diane; 4 Children: Kevin, Kristy, Patrick, Sara
Birth Date: 05/17/1941
Birth Place: McCook, NE
Home City: Omaha, NE
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
Issue Position: Supporting Our National Guard
Issue Position: Strengthening the Military
Dec. 4, 2012 Senate Gives Alternative Fuels a Boost
Oct. 12, 2012 Nelson: STRATCOM a Necessary Tool to Prevent War
Oct. 11, 2012 Nelson Applauds Announcement of the National Strategic Research Institute
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 Nelson: Tragedy in Libya Cause for National Unity
Aug. 2, 2012 Nelson: Congress Keeps Kicking the Can Down the Road
June 12, 2012 Executive Session
May 25, 2012 Armed Services Committee Continues STRATCOM Project and Other National Security Priorities
May 22, 2012 Phase 2 Funding Approved for New Stratcom HQ
April 30, 2012 Column: Nebraska National Guard -- Much More Than Weekend Warriors
March 27, 2012 Nelson Raises Concern States Sales Tax Slowing STRATCOM Headquarters Construction
Jan. 12, 2012 Letter to Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense and Hillary Clinton, Secretary of U.S. Department of State
Dec. 15, 2011 Congress Approves New U.S. Stratcom Headquarters
Nov. 30, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Secretary Panetta, Department of Defense
Aug. 5, 2011 Nelson Joins Secretary of Defense Visit to Offutt AFB
June 17, 2011 New Stratcom Headquarters Wins Approval
May 24, 2011 Nelson Supports CIA Director Panetta, Defense Secretary Nominee
May 18, 2011 Letter to Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State, Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
May 17, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State and The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
May 11, 2011 Nelson: Space Programs Crucial to National Defense
March 30, 2011 Nelson Holds Hearing on Nuclear Weapons Agency
March 29, 2011 Nelson and Stratcom Chief: New HQ Needed for Missisle Defense, Global Security
Jan. 1, 2011 National Guard
Dec. 22, 2010 Bipartisan Senate Ratifies New START Treaty Protecting Nebraskans' Safety
Dec. 16, 2010 Executive Session
Dec. 9, 2010 Key Defense Bill Delayed by Obstruction
Sept. 16, 2010 Omaha World Herald - Nelson: Don't Put Immigration In Bill
Aug. 11, 2010 Nelson Delivers Speech On New Start Treaty To Stratcom Deterrence Symposium
April 15, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
Nov. 2, 2009 Op-Ed: Nebraska Has Key Role In National Defense
Oct. 22, 2009 Nelson: Defense Bill Includes Afghanistan Benchmarks, Help For Military Voters, Operation Airlift
Oct. 22, 2009 Nelson Named Chairman Of Strategic Forces Subcommittee
July 24, 2009 Nelson: Defense Bill Addresses Military Suicides, Health Care, Operation Airlift, Benchmarks, Military Voting
July 23, 2009 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2010
July 20, 2009 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2010
July 16, 2009 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2010
June 26, 2009 Nelson: Defense Bill Sent To Full Senate Addresses Military Suicides, Health Care, Operation Airlift And Benchmarks
June 3, 2009 Hearing Of The Personnel Subcommittee Of The Senate Armed Services Committee - Support For Military Programs, Policies And Initiatives In Review Of The Defense Authorization Request For Fiscal Year 2010 And The Future Years Defense Program
May 21, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Armed Services Committe - Department Of The Air Force In Review Of The Defense Authorization Request For Fiscal Year 2010 And The Future Years Defense Program
May 7, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Committee On Armed Services - The Report Of The Congressional Commission On The Strategic Posture Of The United States
April 29, 2009 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Personnel Of The Senate Committee On Armed Services - The Implementation Of Wounded Warrior Policies And Programs
March 25, 2009 Panel I Of A Hearing Of The Personnel Subcommittee Of The Senate Armed Services Committee - Reserve Component Programs Of The Defense Department
March 25, 2009 Panel II Of A Hearing Of The Personnel Subcommittee Of The Senate Armed Services Committee - Reserve Component Programs Of The Defense Department
March 24, 2009 Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing - United States European Command And United States Joint Forces Command
March 19, 2009 Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing
March 18, 2009 Hearing Of The Personnel Subcommittee Of The Senate Armed Services Committee - Testimony On The Incidence Of Suicides Of United States Service Members And Initiatives Within The Department Of Defense To Prevent Military Suicides
March 17, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Armed Services Committee
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