Rand Paul on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Dec 01, 2011

2010 Campaign Website Statements

Defending our Country is the most important function of the federal government. When we are threatened, it is the obligation of our representatives to unleash the full arsenal of power that is granted by and derived from free men and women

 

 

S 1867

In November of 2011, Senator Rand wrote an article in the Washington Times discussing portions of S 1867 that would have allowed for arrest and detention of US citizens on US soil.

 

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. Rand Paul voted against the legislation.

Rand Paul voted against 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. Rand Paul voted against the legislation.

Rand Paul voted against 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. Rand Paul voted against cloture to allow the bill to be considered.

Rand Paul voted against 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. Rand Paul voted in favor of the Udall amendment to repeal the authorization for the arrest and indefinate detention of US citizens.

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

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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