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Mark Begich's Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

Full Name: Mark Begich
Office: U.S. Senate (AK) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 19, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Deborah; 1 Child: Jacob
Birth Date: 03/30/1962
Birth Place: Anchorage, AK
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Date Title
Issue Position: Veterans
June 20, 2014 Senate Committee Responds to Begich Call to Protect Military Families
April 29, 2014 Begich to National Guard Brass: "Get it Right this Time"
March 27, 2014 Begich on National Guard Bureau Investigation of AKNG: "It's About Time"
March 10, 2014 Begich Votes to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military
Feb. 12, 2014 Begich Keeps Promise to Veterans, Restores Military COLA Benefits
Jan. 8, 2014 Begich Reacts to Announcement of Army Force Structure Changes
Dec. 27, 2013 Begich Announces 2014 Service Academy Nominations
Dec. 20, 2013 Begich Votes to Cut Pentagon Waste, Spur Investment in Alaska's Military
Nov. 21, 2013 Begich Bill Would Improve Quality of Life for Members of Coast Guard and Family
Nov. 19, 2013 Grassley Continues Work for Passage of Military Justice Reform for Sexual Assault Cases
Nov. 8, 2013 Senator Begich Addresses Gap in Treating Military Sexual Trauma
Sept. 10, 2013 Begich Echoes Support for Military Sexual Assault Bill to Air Force General
Aug. 1, 2013 Begich Provision to Halt F16 Move One Step Closer to Becoming Law
July 25, 2013 Begich Bill to Expand Veteran Benefits Clears Legislative Hurdle
July 16, 2013 Begich Gains Support for Increased Icebreaker Capabilities, Coast Guard Activities in Arctic
July 1, 2013 Begich Discusses Urgency of Ending Sexual Assault in the Military with Gen. Carlisle
June 14, 2013 Begich Disappointed Provisions to Prosecute Sexual Assault Criminals in the Military are Watered Down
May 16, 2013 Gillibrand, Collins, Boxer, Johanns, Benishek, Gabbard, Begich, Blumenthal, Coons, Franken, Hirono, Mikulski, Pryor, Schatz, Shaheen, Rockefeller, Feinstein, Hanna, Sinema, Joined by Service Members Victimized by Sexual Assault in Announcing Bicameral Legislation Reforming Military Justice System
May 13, 2013 Begich to Hagel: "Get Serious"About Reducing Sexual Assaults in the Military
March 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - War Medals
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
Feb. 25, 2013 Begich Criticizes Lack of Leadership in Washington to Stop Automatic Budget Cuts
Feb. 13, 2013 Begich Comments on President's State of the Union Speech
Oct. 3, 2012 Sen. Begich: Find Energy Efficiencies for Eielson
Oct. 2, 2012 Begich Presses DOD on Policy that Harms 8(a) Contractors
Sept. 21, 2012 Begich Statement on POW/MIA Recognition
July 23, 2012 Senator Supports Military Service Integrity Act
July 17, 2012 Begich Co-Sponsors Military Service Integrity Act
June 27, 2012 Begich: Eielson F-16 Transfer Proposal on Hold
June 21, 2012 Important News for Alaska: Petition to Keep F-16's at Eielson Delivered to Air Force
June 6, 2012 Alaska Senators Seek No Funding for Eielson F16 Move
May 24, 2012 Begich Secures One-Year Moratorium on Eielson Changes
May 17, 2012 Senators Introduce Legislation to Continue Program Serving Wounded Warriors
May 11, 2012 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Panetta: No 'Backdoor' Plan to Close Eielson
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
April 3, 2012 The Hill - Senator Begich Looks to Block Air Force Restructuring Until After Congressional Review
March 7, 2012 Alaska Leaders Urge Air Force to Conduct Rigorous Eielson Visit
March 7, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of United States Department of Defense
Feb. 21, 2012 Keeping Alaska's Military Strong
Jan. 27, 2012 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Soldiers Make Us Proud Troops Should Come Home in 2014
Jan. 26, 2012 Alaska Delegation & Governor Parnell Stand Together - Oppose BRAC
Jan. 5, 2012 Begich Responds to Pentagon's New Military Strategy
Dec. 15, 2011 Final Version of Defense Authorization Bill Invests in Alaska Military
Dec. 9, 2011 Letter to John McHugh and Ray Odierno, Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff
Dec. 6, 2011 Sen. Begich Statement on 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
Nov. 18, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012--Resumed
Nov. 3, 2011 Delegation Questions Air Force on Civilian Personnel Decreases at Alaska Bases
Oct. 31, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Oct. 27, 2011 Letter to Postmaster General Donahoe
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