Jack Conway on Homeland Security



Protect veterans and active servicemembers from fraud

Jack Conway is committed to protecting veterans and active servicemembers from fraud. Scam artists and fraudsters have targeted servicemembers, veterans and their families with deceptive business practices. Across the United States, veterans and servicemembers have fallen victim to abusive lending practices, unlawful debt collection practices, identity theft, and many other unfair business practices. Jack is committed to standing up for our servicemembers.

He serves as the co-chair for the National Association of Attorneys General committee on veterans' affairs, and has used the resources of his office to protect veterans, servicemembers and their families.

Source: 2015 Kentucky Governor campaign website, ConwayOverly.com , Aug 11, 2015

Let gays serve openly in US military

Democratic US Senate nominee Jack Conway says gays should be allowed to serve openly in the US military, while his Republican rival, Rand Paul, says the military should decide the issue. Kentucky's US Senate candidates were asked their opinions on the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the wake of this week's unsuccessful effort by Democrats in the US Senate to repeal it.

When Conway was asked whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military, he said "yes," without elaborating.

Paul's campaign spokesman said in an e-mail without elaboration, "Dr. Paul believes this is a matter that should be decided by the leadership of the military, not through political posturing."

Republicans in the US Senate this week stopped a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" when Democrats attached an amendment seeking the repeal to a defense bill. Republicans said a Pentagon study on the impact of ending the policy should be completed before there is any move toward repeal.

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader on 2010 Kentucky Senate debate , Sep 23, 2010

Improve health care and services for rural veterans

Today, as our nation pauses to remember veterans both past and present, Jack Conway is calling upon the Senate to act quickly and diligently to pass the Rural Veterans Health Care Improvement Act.

The bill's comprehensive approach would deliver improved health care for rural veterans in a variety of ways. It would increase mental health care services, supply grants to service groups who improve veteran care, guarantee equal access for female soldiers, address homelessness among veterans, and authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop research centers to discover how best to treat rural veterans.

"Our representatives in Washington have grown out of touch. Our leaders should never play political games when it comes to standing up for our veterans. I will always work to deliver legislation like this that protects our troops and shows our gratitude for those brave men and women who have sacrificed so much," stated Jack Conway.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.jackconway.org, "Press" , Nov 11, 2009

Greater discretion to read email & tap phones

Q: Do you support the President using military tribunals to try terrorist suspects instead of ordinary civil courts?

A: Yes.

Q: Should law enforcement agencies be granted greater discretion to read mail & email, tap phones, and conduct random searche to prevent future terrorist attacks?

A: Yes.

Q: Should federal law enforcement agencies share intelligence data with local law enforcement agencies?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the federal government provide states with funding for homeland security?

Source: Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2002

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