State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Homeland Security
Military shouldn't have gay rights imposed
Barletta appeared to side with the transgender ban: "While I am waiting on more information, President Trump consulted with our generals and took their recommendation. Decisions about our military's readiness are best left to our nation's top
military officials, not politicians interested in forwarding a social or political agenda. Our troops should be insulated from political considerations so they can remain focused on carrying out their mission to protect the American people."
Source: PennLive.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race
Jul 26, 2017
Guarantee world's best-equipped & best-trained military
These are challenging times, and nothing is more important to me than keeping our families safe and secure. Fighting terrorism both at home and abroad is a growing challenge but we can defeat terrorist threats while upholding
America's values and principles.
Our men and women in our military deserve the very best and as Senator,
I will work to guarantee that our military remains the best-equipped and best-trained military in the world to meet the changing threats of the 21st century.
In order to respond to the threats we face, we need the strength and support of our allies.
Israel is a critical partner for our national security and as a Senator, I will do all that I can to ensure Israel's security, as any threat to Israel poses a threat to our nation's interests as well.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website KatieMcGinty.com
Aug 31, 2016
More services for veterans: education, jobs, & housing
Tom Wolf knows that our Commonwealth needs to keep its commitment to our veterans, national guardsmen, army reservists, members of our armed forces, and their families who deserve our respect, as well as the benefits, assistance, and dignity to which
they are more than entitled. As governor, Tom Wolf will promote policies to ease the transition to civilian life, support their health and well-being, and be a vocal advocate for our National Guard. Specifically, he will:
Source: 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial campaign website, WolfForPA
Sep 1, 2014
- Improve access to higher
education for veterans: In addition to granting in-state tuition rates to all veterans, Tom Wolf will also identify existing funding to offer tuition grants for veterans who major in sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
- Help veterans
transition military skills to civilian jobs
- Strengthen commitment to directing state contracts to veteran-owned businesses
- Address housing needs: including helping homeless veterans & providing assistance to first time home buyers.
Fight to keep Apache helicopters based in PA
Today, I've brought along some special guests. They represent the men and women of this state who wear the uniform of our country, and the many who have served in theaters of war. This past year, the 104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit of the
Pennsylvania National Guard, completed a deployment in Afghanistan. Our guests are among the brave and highly skilled Apache helicopter pilots who carried out that mission.
We are proud to have the Apaches based in Pennsylvania.
Recently though, the Army announced a plan to take many of these helicopters with their pilots out of Pennsylvania.
I am going to fight to keep them here.
As a former member of the 28th AVBN, Pennsylvania National Guard, the pride I have for our pilots runs deep.
Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania legislature
Feb 4, 2014
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