Quotations on Committee

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During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Education, Committee, Consideration, Democrats, Republicans)

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: People, Committee, Nothing)

Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Men, Committee, Nothing)

With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office.
- Louis Auchincloss
(Keywords: Husband, Committee, Hair, Meetings, Office, Years)

The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Government, Committee, Security)

The committee's finding that China stole sensitive technology from U.S. weapons research labs is alarming.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Technology, Committee, Research, Weapons)

In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Design, Committee, Force, Information)

The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Intelligence, Committee, Defense, Energy, Present, Will)

As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, I will be participating in several hearings on the startling revelations contained in the report.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Intelligence, Committee, Will)

As part of my efforts to fight identity theft, I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Financial, Committee, Fight, Identity, Protection, Theft)

I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences... essential to that institution's ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Ability, Committee, Objectives, Will)

If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, 'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.' I didn't know what he meant then, but I know now.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Time, Committee, Energy, Now, Waste)

A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Legal, Thought, America, Betrayal, Committee, Giving)

The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: Politics, Committee, Decisions)

Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

It is the purpose of the majority of the Immigration Committee to encourage assimilation, yet this bill has already done more than anything I know of to bring about discord among our resident aliens.
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Purpose, Committee, Majority)

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public.
- Frank Church
(Keywords: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
- Bernard Cornwell
(Keywords: Books, Committee, Decisions, Simplicity, Writing)

Our championship committee pledged to review entry conditions and to assess how women golfers might compete on equal terms with men for a place in the Open.
- Peter Dawson
(Keywords: Men, Women, Committee, Open)

In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
- David Dinkins
(Keywords: Americans, Committee, Israel, Support)

I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people, al of whom had been in the Party long before I was, all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee.
- Edward Dmytryk
(Keywords: People, Committee, Party)

In the first moments, the members of the Presidium who were with me at the Secretariat were taken to the Party Central Committee under the control of Soviet forces.
- Alexander Dubcek
(Keywords: Control, Committee, First, Moments, Party)

And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings.
- Sibel Edmonds
(Keywords: Authority, Committee, Months, Past, Public, Responsibility, Senate, Trying)

When you talk about changing the rules, that takes time, and it always involves more than just a committee.
- Al Edwards
(Keywords: Time, Committee, Rules, Talk)

It's happened time and time again, but the committee has always decided against it-the work was too conservative or didn't fit within the budget; there are millions of different reasons.
- Tracey Emin
(Keywords: Time, Work, Committee, Conservative)

The Appropriations Committee in the Senate is out of control, out of control on spending.
- John Ensign
(Keywords: Control, Committee, Senate)

If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
- Sam Ervin
(Keywords: Home, Committee, Effect)

I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Keywords: Policy, Committee, Foreign policy)

If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: People, Committee, Ethics)

Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help.
- Malcolm Fraser
(Keywords: Home, People, Committee, Day, Generations, Help, State)

We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office.
- Ed Gillespie
(Keywords: Time, Committee, First, Office, President, Republican, Today, Tomorrow, Will, Worth)

I have voted to make tough decisions in budgetary times, I've served on two recessionary budgets, my opponent has never served on any a budget committee where there was less money to spend than the year before.
- Matt Gonzalez
(Keywords: Money, Budgets, Committee, Decisions)

I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair.
- Bob Graham
(Keywords: Intelligence, Committee, National security, Years)

This is no job for a UN committee. It needs the same kind of unwavering dedication and the kinds of people that got us the first nuclear submarine and the first man on the moon.
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Keywords: People, Committee, Dedication, First, Job, Man, Moon, Needs)

So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I'm really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes.
- Jane Harman
(Keywords: Intelligence, Successful, Being, Committee, Congress, Democrats, Play, Tomorrow, Will)

The Committee's review of a series of intelligence shortcomings, to include intelligence prior to 9/11 and the pre-war intelligence on Iraq, clearly reveal how vital a diverse intelligence workforce is to our national security.
- Jane Harman
(Keywords: Intelligence, Committee, Iraq, National security)

One of the great joys this year and the year before has been how all of the people in this body, men and women, Republicans and Democrats, have worked together so well with our chairman and the chairman of the full committee to address the issues of housing for our soldiers.
- Robin Hayes
(Keywords: Men, Women, People, Body, Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Soldiers)

One of the ideas behind doing this acoustic record is that I didn't want to have to produce it by committee.
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Keywords: Ideas, Committee, Want)

For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President.
- Karen Hughes
(Keywords: Government, Committee, Ethics, Lawyers, President, Republican, Service)

We have a lot of rule changes. I am part of the competition committee. We spent a lot time evaluating the game, how do we make the game better for our fans.
- Ron Jaworski
(Keywords: Time, Committee, Competition, Fans)

'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
- Antony Jay
(Keywords: Authority, Committee, Decisions, Responsibility)

It is by such means as the prize offered by your Committee that the attention of the world will be focused and that men and women will be inspired to greater efforts in the interest of peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Women, Attention, Committee, Interest, Will, World)

If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
- Charles Kettering
(Keywords: Idea, Committee, Want, World)

The SSRC committee turned attention from team research for building a model of the United States to doing one for world trade in order to investigate the international transmission mechanism.
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Keywords: Attention, Building, Committee, Order, Research, states, Trade, United, World)

At a magazine, everything you do is edited by a bunch of people, by committee, and a lot of them are, were, or think of themselves as writers. Part of that is because magazines worry about their voice.
- Chuck Klosterman
(Keywords: People, Committee, Voice, Worry, Writers)

A decision is what a man makes when he can't find anybody to serve on a committee.
- Fletcher Knebel
(Keywords: Decision, Committee, Man)

As southeast Texas's only Member of the House Transportation Committee, I'm especially proud of being able to help bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the region to create jobs and improve the area infrastructure.
- Nick Lampson
(Keywords: Being, Committee, Help, Jobs)



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