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Niki Tsongas' Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Nicola 'Niki' S. Tsongas
Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 10/16/2007
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Ashley, Katina, Molly
Birth Date: 04/26/1946
Birth Place: Chico, CA
Home City: Lowell, MA
Date Title
Issue Position: National Defense & Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq Conflict
Issue Position: Iraq and Afghanistan
Issue Position: Protecting our Servicemembers
May 22, 2014 House Passes Annual Defense Bill with Key Tsongas Provisions
May 20, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
May 8, 2014 Key Portions of Annual Defense Authorization Bill Authored by Tsongas
May 8, 2014 Tsongas Authors Provisions in Annual Defense Bill to Suppot MA Military Installations
May 1, 2014 Tsongas Statement on DOD Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military
April 30, 2014 Tsongas Language on Preventing Military Sexual Assault & Military Suicides to be Included in Defense Bill
April 29, 2014 Kilmer, Tsongas Introduce Bill to Maximize Military Cyber Investments
April 28, 2014 Tsongas Introduces Bill to Better Track Military Suicides
April 25, 2014 DoD Responds to Tsongas Request: Agrees to Provide Recruits with American-Made Footwear
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
April 4, 2014 Tsongas Bill Gives Military More Tools to Recruit and Retain the Best Minds and Talent for Defense Research Labs
March 14, 2014 Tsongas Discusses Need for Continued Investment in Innovation with Secretary & COS of the Air Force
March 6, 2014 Hanscom Project Receives Major Support in Obama's Budget
Feb. 11, 2014 Smith, Tsongas Statement on Republican Benghazi Report
Jan. 29, 2014 Tsongas Statement on the President's State of the Union Address
Jan. 28, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense - Support for Afghan Women
Dec. 25, 2013 Lowell Sun : Look Beyond Headlines for Year's True Highlights
Dec. 13, 2013 House Passes Defense Bill Including Numerous Tsongas Provisions
Dec. 12, 2013 Tsongas, Turner Provisions Mark Historic Changes to Combat Military Sexual Assault
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Denfense - Combat Rescue Helicopter Program
Dec. 12, 2013 Joint Explanatory Statement to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 9, 2013 Tsongas Statement Urging Congress to Pass NDAA
Nov. 14, 2013 Boston Globe - Visits by Military Brass Bring Focus on Local Research
Nov. 14, 2013 Boston Globe - Visits by Military Brass Bring Focus on Local Research
Nov. 9, 2013 Lowell Sun - Mass. Shows Its Best Defense
Nov. 8, 2013 Governor Patrick Hosts Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh and Hanscom Air Force Base Leadership at the State House
Oct. 8, 2013 Tsongas statement on Appointment of Paul Lewis
Sept. 19, 2013 Tsongas Discusses Future of Afghanistan With Military Experts
Sept. 18, 2013 Tsongas Questions Military on How Sequester Will Impact Technology Innovation
Sept. 10, 2013 Tsongas Statement on U.S. Military Intervention in Syria
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Military Action in Syria
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
June 21, 2013 Congresswoman Tsongas's eNewsletter - How to Support MA Bases & Biz
June 14, 2013 NDAA: House Approves Tsongas Provisions to Support MA Bases, Businesses, Troops
June 14, 2013 Tsongas Amendment Will Boost American, Local Footwear Manufacturing
May 22, 2013 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of Army - M1A2 SEP Tank
May 22, 2013 Tsongas Statement on Benghazi Briefing
April 11, 2013 Shuster Continues Fight Against MEADS Funding
April 10, 2013 Tsongas Statement on President Obama's Proposed Budget
Feb. 12, 2013 Tsongas Statement on the President's State of the Union Address
Feb. 4, 2013 Tsongas Named Highest Ranking Democratic Member on Armed Services Subcommittee
Oct. 22, 2012 Time- Making All Our Troops Bulletproof
Sept. 27, 2012 At Tsongas Request, Highest Ranking Democratic Member of House Armed Services Committee Tours Hanscom & Lincoln Labs
July 23, 2012 House Passes Bill to Increase Funding for Improved Body Armor for Troops in the Field
June 18, 2012 Air Force Secretary: Hanscom Mission Will Not Change
June 12, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force
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