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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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1668

Will you support avoiding war unless we are attacked or in imminent danger?

We were not in danger of attack from Sadam Husain in Iraq and yet we attacked them and caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people including our own troops.

Submitted by: Eddie from CA
April 20, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
1628

Hold the Pentagon responsible for accurate reporting of their expenditures

Pentagon has failed to report how and on what they spend their budget and Congress has done nothing about it.

Submitted by: Edith R. from MI
April 20, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
1556

Why can the U.S. afford war but not other programs?

Why is it that the U.S. can afford to increase the military budget every year but we can't find money to pay for tuition free college?

Submitted by: wizafan0 from MD
April 21, 2016, 8:11 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
1279

Do you back Murphy-Paul bill to set new conditions for U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia?

Chris Murphy/Rand Paul bill requires Saudi Arabia to protect civilians in their war in Yemen & cooperate with us against ISIS/Al Qaeda as conditions of U.S. military aid. Do you support or oppose?

Submitted by: Robert Naiman from IL
April 21, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
980

How will you reduce the US military budget to foster peace, economic well-being?

We spend a huge % of the US budget on military and war-related costs; instead, we should spend lots of this on peace-building, renewable energy, infrastructure, universal healthcare & education, etc.

Submitted by: Barbara
April 19, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
1098
Merged

Will you reduce the share of the national budget dedicated to the Military?

Do you have a plan to reduce funding to Federal Agencies that further the Neo-Con agenda of endless war?

Submitted by: adrienneh from FL
April 18, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
665

Will you re-direct the insane military budget to address socio-econ-envir needs?

The military budget is the elephant in the room - we are left arguing over the financial peanuts for all our pressing issues. Even military leaders have called for a reduction. Are you the patriot?

Submitted by: Neal from FL
April 22, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
801
Merged

What can you, as a U.S. Senator, do to end the suffering in Palestine?

With the military and financial assistance of the US government, Israel systematically destroys the homes and takes the lives of innocent people in Palestine.
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Submitted by: rhmccluskey from WA
April 19, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
649

Congress has cut active duty benefits for servicemen and women, What will you do

and when will you start putting these people first?

Submitted by: JSmith from FL
April 20, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
543

Will you vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP?

In 2015 the US deficit with TPP countries caused 2 million US jobs lost. In FL that's 68,200 jobs. Enforceable sanctions against currency manipulation (also climate,labor transgressions) don't exist.

Submitted by: Liz King from MA
April 22, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
864

Are you willing to reign in our military, shift to peace & domestic investment?

Massive military industrial complex budget for failed aggressive foreign policies that increase rather than decrease safety; a crumbling domestic infrastructure, crap healthcare and education etc

Submitted by: mars54 from AZ
April 20, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
563
Merged

Will you halt US ties and aid to countries that perpetrate human rights abuses?

For example, Saudi Arabia's human rights violations, abuses, and oppressive criminal justice system does terrible harm to the Saudi people. How do we address this beyond "voicing disapproval"?

Submitted by: Melissa A from FL
April 19, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
345

Why are there 40,000 american troops in Germany 71 years after the war finished?

No money for extra police, no money for schools but we pump taxpayer money into the strongest economy in Europe?!

Submitted by: butseriously
April 21, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
373
Submitted by: JohnWinn from FL
April 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
541
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Do you agree Deception is dangerous to Democracy & promise to support HR14?

HR14 is House Resolution 14 which would declassify and release an entire section, 28 pages, of the Joint Congressional Report on 9/11 issued 12/02 which was redacted to keep "We, the People" DECEIVED!
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Submitted by: Lew A. (Lincoln) Welge from FL
April 20, 2016, 6:29 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
461

Why can you afford to send us to wars yet claim you can't afford vet programs?

Politicians always vote for war yet almost every time a bill comes up to give veterans better services almost all republicans and some democrats vote against it, why is that? will you pledge you won't

Submitted by: Hermes from WA
April 24, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
411

Would you take steps to remove nuclear weapons from dangerous hair-trigger alert?

With Russia's deteriorating infrastructure and the U.S. scandals of missile personell being negligent an accidental nuclear war could be launched, destroying our civilization, perhaps our species.

Submitted by: Thinkspeak from GA
April 19, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
270

Is the Military Industrial Complex too powerful?If so, how would you curb ?

No one is asking about the MIC AND its enormous power to influence the direction of our democracy. Military contractors have practically free reign to abuse, not report and run wild.

Submitted by: drt123 from KY
April 22, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
249

How will you address military lies about the epidemic of rape of servicewomen?

The military has recently been found to have misled Congress about the success of their internal methods of handling rape, making them appear more effective than they are. How will you protect women?

Submitted by: DizzyLizzy from FL
April 24, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
322

Why is Congress allowing the VA to violate Geneva and UN treaties?

VA has made up its own definition of Inland waterways of Vietnam, ignoring Geneva and UN Treaties all of which define Inland waters this allows VA to deny Agent Orange disabilities to Vietnam Vets.

Submitted by: Richard S. from TX
April 19, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
283

Where do you stand on the war on the whistleblowers?

The Espionage Act of 1917 has jailed a # of members from the intelligence/military industrial complex for leaking classified info on corruption. Given this, should whistleblowers even come forward?

Submitted by: GP from OH
April 22, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
298

Should Hillary be investigated for her billions in arms deals to donors?

While Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton directed billions in arms deals to donors. I am tired of Dems turning a blind eye to other Dems and failing to investigate what may be massive financial misdeeds.

Submitted by: Michael B. from WI
April 21, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
252

Will you support the U.S relations with Cuba?

As a cuban anerican I worry that after Obama is gone the governmet will reverse the reborn relations with Cuba. Most cuban americans of the present support relations and want to see the embargo end.

Submitted by: fairqueen from FL
April 21, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

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