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Keith Ellison's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Keith Maurice Ellison
Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 5, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced; 4 Children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Amirah
Birth Date: 08/04/1963
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Religion: Muslim
Date Title
Issue Position: Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Issue Position: The War in Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq and Afghanistan
June 23, 2014 Progressive Caucus Leaders Applaud Release of Drones Memo
June 18, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015
June 10, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Minnesota National Guard's Ability to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
May 27, 2014 Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs: Mr. President, End This War
May 22, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Passage of National Defense Authorization Act
May 22, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Bipartisan Push to End Off-Budget Military Spending
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
March 28, 2014 CPC Co-Chairs Call for Constructive Engagement on Drones: Human Rights Must be a Priority
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and Raj Shah, USAID Administrator - Titus Joins Bipartisan Letter in Support of U.S. Airdrops of Food and Supplies to Remote Areas of the Philipines
Nov. 21, 2013 Ellison, Grijalva, Lee Oppose Indefinite War in Afghanistan
Nov. 20, 2013 Reps. Ellison, Grijalva, Lee Respond to Waste in Pentagon Budget
Sept. 15, 2013 Ellison Statement On Framework To Eliminate Syria's Chemical Weapons
Sept. 1, 2013 Ellison Statement On President Obama Seeking Congressional Authorization For Action Against Syria
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Military Action in Syria
July 31, 2013 Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013
July 25, 2013 CPC Co-Chairs: Defense Bill is Fundamentally Flawed
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
June 13, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
May 23, 2013 Ellison Statement on President Obama's Counterterrorism Speech
May 8, 2013 Progressive Caucus Holds Hearing on Implications of U.S. Drone Policy
April 23, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Civilian Furloughs
March 25, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Rosoboronexport
March 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Oversight of the Drone Program
Feb. 13, 2013 Ellison: President Obama Laid Out A Vision Of America In Which Everyone Can Achieve The American Dream
Jan. 22, 2013 President Obama's Inaugural Speech
Dec. 21, 2012 Rep. Keith Ellison Votes Against Excessive Pentagon Spending And The War In Afghanistan In NDAA
Dec. 11, 2012 Reps. Ellison And Mulvaney Lead Bipartisan Effort To Include Defense Savings In Ongoing Budget Negotiations
Nov. 28, 2012 Ellison Statement In Anticipation Of U.N. Vote On Palestinian Statehood
Nov. 19, 2012 USA Today - Fairness Must Guide Our Decision-Making As A Nation
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Sept. 21, 2012 City Pages - Keith Ellison on His Vision for America
Sept. 20, 2012 MinnPost - Keith Ellison, 'I Honestly Don't Believe Most People in the Middle East Hate America'
Sept. 16, 2012 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript
Sept. 13, 2012 Fox News "The O'Reilly Factor" - Transcript
Sept. 13, 2012 Progressive Caucus
Sept. 12, 2012 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
Sept. 12, 2012 Attacks on Our Diplomatic Missions in Libya and Egyps
July 19, 2012 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript
July 19, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
July 2, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense - Department of Defense Spending
June 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
June 7, 2012 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
May 18, 2012 Rep. Keith Ellison Votes Against Misplaced Priorities And Excessive Defense Spending
May 17, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
May 17, 2012 Bipartisan Amendment Ends Contracts for Firms Aiding Mass Atrocities in Syria
March 30, 2012 Ellison Statement on the Ninth Anniversary of the Iraq War
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