Mark Schauer on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Sep 02, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

National Security

Mark is committed to keeping Michigan families safe. That's why he has consistently voted against funding to transfer terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to the United States until the administration submits a plan to Congress that will ensure the safety of the American public.

Following the attempted terrorist bombing on NW Flight 253 last Christmas, Mark called for swift hearings as a member of the Aviation subcommittee and pushed the administration for answers. Through Mark's efforts, the House attached an amendment to the Intelligence bill requiring the Director of National Intelligence to formally investigate the attempted attack and report back to Congress with steps to prevent similar intelligence breakdowns from re-occurring.

Prior to serving in Congress, Mark was an early critic of President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq. Since taking office, he has consistently voted to ensure our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have the resources they need to complete their missions and return home safely.

 

Voting Record

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010

In October of 2010, the House voted on a funding bill for Homeland Security. Buried within that legislation was language to prevent any funds from being used to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the US or to their home nation. Also in that funding bill was a definition that made photos taken of prisoners at Guantanamo bay classified and unable to be released. The act passed the House 258-163. Mark Schauer voted in favor of the act which prevented the movement of prisoners from Gitmo and classified photos of detainees.

Mark Schauer voted in favor of the act which prevented the movement of prisoners from Gitmo and classified photos of detainees.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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