Bill Enyart on Homeland Security



Fight to keep bases and armories open

I started serving Illinois in the military as an enlisted man at Scott Air Force Base and continued to serve our state and our country for the past 35 years. As a Major General, I fought to keep bases and armories open and to keep good jobs in the community, Enyart said. "I'm running to continue my service and to fight for all the people of Southern Illinois, including the men and women in uniform, our veterans, and Scott Air Force Base. Southern Illinois needs a voice like mine in
Source: Press Release, "Scott Air Force Base" , Oct 20, 2012

Supports reducing defense spending.

Enyart supports the PVS survey question on defense spending

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q15 on Aug 30, 2012

Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending.

Enyart is endorsed by VoteVets.org Endrosement

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