Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, in 2004, speaking on an Amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act proposing additional funds for port security:
But the issue before us is the protection of the homeland. You cannot protect the homeland on the cheap. If the question is how we allocate the moniesif it should go to tax cuts or protecting the homelandthen that gets to be a pretty simple answer. The people want the homeland protected.
- Nelson's position on homeland security and terrorism related issues.
- 2002 remarks on whether Homeland Security Act will spur development of (now defunct) Total Information Awareness program.
Current Republican U.S. Representative, Katherine Harris, speaking on the Border Protection, Antiterrorism and Illegal Control Act in 2005:
Today we hear too often of cases in which terrorists attempt to gain entry through the Canadian and Mexican borders with a sole mission to destroy our freedom. It is not enough for us to simply improve the security at our borders. We must also improve our coordination with neighboring countries while engaging local officials who have the essential first hand knowledge we need to bolster our security.
- Harris' voting record on homeland security and terrorism related issues.
- Harris in 2006 on port security.
Incumbent Daniel Akaka and challenger Representative Ed Case will face each other in the September 23 primary.
Akaka on the Homeland Security Budget in 2006:
I do not believe the Administration has aligned its budget priorities in the right order. I am especially concerned about the diminished support for state and local emergency management and homeland security professionals who are our first line of defense.
- Akaka urges the creation of Hawaii Homeland Security Office.
Ed Case on port security,speaking in 2003:
In the big picture, of course, the only way to eliminate the risk of terrorist attack on our homeland is to eliminate terrorism. But until that goal is achieved prevention of maritime transportation-related terrorism must be strengthened . . . ."
- Case' voting record on homeland security and terrorism related issues.
There is no Democratic candidate in the Indiana Senate race.
The incumbent, Republican Dick Lugar, on foreign oil dependence as a security threat, in 2006:
Oil supplies are vulnerable to natural disasters, wars, and terrorist attacks . In late February of this year, terrorists penetrated the outer defenses of Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing facility with car bombs before being repulsed. Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have openly declared their intent to attack oil facilities to inflict pain on Western economies.
- Lugar in 2004 on homeland security and international student visas.
- Lugar's voting record on homeland security and terrorism issues.
Steve Osborn is running in the Indiana race on a Libertarian ticket. There are currently no statements (on the Internet) reflecting his views on homeland security.