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Issue Position: Homeland Security

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As a former nuclear weapons intelligence analyst for our government, I understand the threats facing our country. That's why I repeatedly voted for robust funding for programs designed to collect "loose nukes" and keep them out of the hands the likes of Osama bin Laden. I have also been a strong proponent of ensuring that anthrax attacks, like the one in 2001, do not occur again. Also, as Chairman of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, I have brought greater oversight and fiscal accountability to the intelligence community, and forced both the Bush and Obama administrations to trim or reform programs and activities to make sure they keep America safe and spend taxpayer dollars wisely. I have also been a strong advocate of enacting all of the recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, including supporting and fully funding first responders, investing in border, port, transit, and chemical plant security.


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