Scott Brown on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Sep 26, 2012

No Contracting with the Enemy

In February of 2011, Senator Brown released a press statement noting legislation that he and Senator Ayotte were submitting that would prevent companies from contracting with enemy entities and then contracting in the US.

 

PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act

On May 24, 2011 Senator Brown spoke on the Senate floor in support of the PATRIOT Sunset Extension Act.

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. Scott Brown voted in favor of the legislation.

Scott Brown 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. Scott Brown voted in favor of the legislation.

Scott Brown 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. Scott Brown voted in favor of cloture to allow the bill to be considered.

Scott Brown 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. Scott Brown voted against the Udall amendment to repeal the authorization for the arrest and indefinate detention of US citizens.

Scott Brown voted against the Udall amendment to repeal the authorization for the arrest and indefinate detention of US citizens.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-S 1698; Enemy Expatriation Act - Cosponsor

The Enemy Expatriation Act would have stripped US nationality from any person who engaged in, or purposefully and materially supported, hostilities against the United States. The level of proof against such a person to allow for removal of nationality is not given.

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