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Mark Begich's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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Issue Position: Iraq
Dec. 10, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
Sept. 23, 2014 Begich Reinforces Support for Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
Sept. 18, 2014 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sept. 10, 2014 Begich Opposes Arming Syrian Rebels, Supports Aggressive Multi-National Airstrikes
Aug. 22, 2014 Keeping the Fairbanks Community Informed about the F-35s Next Steps and Gray Eagle Program
Aug. 7, 2014 After Years of Pressure from Begich and Delegation, Air Force Selects Eielson as Likely Home of F-35s
Aug. 4, 2014 Begich Pays Tribute to Alaska's Korean War Veterans
July 29, 2014 Begich Statement on Vote to Advance Immigration Bill for Debate
July 15, 2014 Begich Welcomes Dynamic Duo to Oversee U.S. Arctic Interests
June 30, 2014 Begich Urges Military in Alaska to Prepare for Adverse Effects of Climate
June 22, 2014 Begich Statement on Today's Successful GMD Test
June 20, 2014 Senate Committee Responds to Begich Call to Protect Military Families
May 6, 2014 Begich Meets with General Carlisle to Discuss F-35 Stationing
April 29, 2014 Begich to National Guard Brass: "Get it Right this Time"
April 15, 2014 Blog: Next Step in Stationing the F-35s on the Horizon
April 9, 2014 Begich on the F35s: "Location, Location, Location"
April 3, 2014 Letter to Carl Levin, Chairman, and James Inhofe, Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services Committee - No Cuts to Alaska Commissaries
March 18, 2014 Begich Talks Arctic Strategy with Military Brass
March 3, 2014 Begich's Address to the Alaska Legislature
Feb. 25, 2014 Begich Welcomes Pentagon's Choice of Two Alaska Bases as Leading Candidates for F-35s
Jan. 14, 2014 Begich Uses Appropriations Post to Secure Critical Funding for Alaska
Dec. 20, 2013 Begich Votes to Cut Pentagon Waste, Spur Investment in Alaska's Military
Dec. 12, 2013 Begich Provisions in NDAA Cut Pentagon Waste, Spur Investment in Alaska's Military
Nov. 26, 2013 Alaska, Washington Senators Introduce Bipartisan Icebreaker Amendment
Nov. 20, 2013 Senators: Congress Should Vote on Keeping Troops in Afghanistan Past 2014
Nov. 20, 2013 Begich Applauds Pentagon Decision to Cease Purchasing Russian Helicopters for Afghanistan
Nov. 8, 2013 Senator Begich Addresses Gap in Treating Military Sexual Trauma
Oct. 29, 2013 Alaska Delegation Working to Clear Hurdles to Coastal Projects
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Oct. 2, 2013 Murkowski, Begich, Young: F-16's Will Stay in Fairbanks
Oct. 1, 2013 Fairbanks Daily Miner - Alaska's Military is Vital: Air Force Announcement on Eielson is Imminent
Sept. 20, 2013 Begich Statement on POW/MIA Day
Sept. 13, 2013 Fairbanks Daily Miner - Alaska Congressional Delegation Says Public Opposes Using Military Force in Syria
Sept. 9, 2013 Newsletter: Senator Weighs U.S. Options over Syria
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Cancel All Contracts With Russian Firm Arming Assad
Aug. 1, 2013 Begich Provision to Halt F16 Move One Step Closer to Becoming Law
July 30, 2013 Begich Uses Seat on Appropriations to Block F16 Move
July 24, 2013 Begich Cites Concerns about Tricare, Calls for Improvement
July 24, 2013 Letter to the Acting Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force - Transfer of F-16 Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
July 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - Russian Made Helicopter Contract
June 27, 2013 Senate Armed Services Committee Includes More Investment in Alaska, Increases Support for Victims of Military Sexual Assault
June 24, 2013 Begich Effort to Stop Domestic BRAC Clears Committee
May 9, 2013 Begich Leads Effort to Send Tough Message to Pentagon on Domestic Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Request
April 26, 2013 Begich Recommends Interior Alaska for Army Training Program
April 9, 2013 Begich, Cantwell Welcome Return of Icebreaker Polar Star to Service
April 1, 2013 Begich Statement on Latest Posturing from North Korea
March 22, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014
March 19, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
March 18, 2013 Murkowski and Begich Protect Eielson, Prioritize Alaska's Military
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