Michael Bennet on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Sep 08, 2010

Summary

Senator Bennet has outlined components that need to be addressed to increase national security:

  • Investments into expanding and strengthening our military forces;
  • Strategic decisions about where to allocate our armed forces;
  • A renewed focus on the problems weakening us from within our own borders; and
  • A new approach to engaging the international community to develop a cohesive response to nuclear proliferation and global climate change.

 

2010 Re-Election Campaign Website Statements

 

Official Website Statements

 

Voting Record

Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Final Passage

In November of 2011, the Senate voted on the conference report for the Defense appropriations act for 2012 - HR 1540. This final version of the legislation passed 86-13. Michael Bennet voted in favor of the legislation.

Michael Bennet voted in favor of the legislation.

Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Senate Passage

In November of 2011, the Senate voted on the Defense appropriations act for 2012 - S 1867. Part of that legislation was a provision to express the authorization of the military to arrest and indefinitely detain US citizens. The only requirement for this was that the person be suspected of allying with al-Qaida. The legislation passed 93-7. Michael Bennet voted in favor of the legislation.

Michael Bennet voted in favor of the legislation.

Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Cloture

In November of 2011, the Senate voted on the Defense appropriations act for 2012 - S 1867. Part of that legislation was a provision to express the authorization of the military to arrest and indefinitely detain US citizens. The only requirement for this was that the person be suspected of allying with al-Qaida. The cloture motion passed 88-12. Michael Bennet voted in favor of cloture to allow the bill to be considered.

Michael Bennet voted in favor of cloture to allow the bill to be considered.

Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Udall Amendment to Repeal Provision

In November of 2011, the Senate voted on the Defense appropriations bill. This legislation contained provisions to allow for the arrest and indefinite detention of US citizens if they were merely suspected of allying with al-Qaida. Senator Udall offered an amendment to remove this specific section. The attempt failed 38-60. Michael Bennet voted in favor of the Udall amendment to repeal the authorization for the arrest and indefinate detention of US citizens.

Michael Bennet voted in favor of the Udall amendment to repeal the authorization for the arrest and indefinate detention of US citizens.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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

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