Quotations on Senate

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I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen
(Keywords: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

The Senate is a remarkable institution. It is unique. There is no other body, no other political body, no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S. Senate.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: Body, Remarkable, Senate, World)

I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: America, Help, Saying, Senate, states, Want)

House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate... We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Education, Women, Quality, Hearing, Prosperity, Right, Senate, Woman)

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate, using a majority of the senators, to make sure that we get health reform done. We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Health, Day, Majority, Reform, Rules, Senate, Senators)

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)

Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts.
- Jeb Bush
(Keywords: Tax, Leaders, Now, Office, Running, Senate, Tax cuts)

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Work, Leader, Majority, Senate, states, United)

When his nomination comes before the United States Senate, Timothy Batten can count on my strong support... He is the right person for the job.
- Saxby Chambliss
(Keywords: Job, Right, Senate, states, Support, United)

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney
(Keywords: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Purpose, American, Country, Danger, Now, Public, Right, Senate, Thoughtful)

I think that climatic changes have a natural causes according many geological data... I am very glad to sign the U.S. Senate's report of scientists against the theory of man-made global warming.
- Uberto Crescenti
(Keywords: Causes, Global warming, Man, Scientists, Senate, Theory)

Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected an increase in the minimum wage. They support tax breaks for multi-millionaires, but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income.
- Mark Dayton
(Keywords: Tax, Income, Poor, Republicans, Senate, Support, Wage)

Prediction? The Democrats will win. I think it will be a close win, both for the House and for the Senate.
- John Dingell
(Keywords: Democrats, Senate, Will)

As long as there are only 3 to 4 people on the floor, the country is in good hands. It's only when you have 50 to 60 in the Senate that you want to be concerned.
- Robert J. Dole
(Keywords: People, Country, Senate, Want)

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)

The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.
- Frederic William Farrar
(Keywords: Decision, Guilt, Innocence, Judges, Man, Question, Senate, Worth)

President Barack Obama has it right - there is a lot to change about Washington. The problem is, not much will get changed unless we confront the runaway filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
- Peter Fenn
(Keywords: Change, President, Right, Senate, Washington, Will)

We respect the role of the Senate. We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the qualifications of Judge Roberts, and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given a fair hearing and a fair opportunity, that he will be confirmed.
- Alberto Gonzales
(Keywords: Opportunity, Authority, Day, End, Hearing, Respect, Senate, Will)

I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.
- Orrin Hatch
(Keywords: Life, Work, Leader, Friend, America, Influence, Name, Public, Senate, states, Today, United, Will)

It is preposterous that the current members of the United States Senate and all of their predecessors for more than 200 years haven't been able to read the Constitution and do what it says.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Constitution, Senate, states, United, Years)

The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate, and it plainly does not give a minority of senators any right to interfere with that process.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Power, Advice, Constitution, Majority, Minority, President, Right, Senate, Senators)

Now I have known Sen. Bill Frist, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, since he was born.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Leader, Majority, Now, Senate, states, United)

I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)

You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped from the voters' eyes sometime between now and November, thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate. I won't say that, of course. The simple reason is, I don't know.
- Gwen Ifill
(Keywords: Democracy, Eyes, Now, Reason, Senate, Will)

Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.
- Daniel Inouye
(Keywords: Fitness, People, Failure, Grave, Mind, Questions, Senate, states, United)

Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility.
- Johnny Isakson
(Keywords: Doubt, President, Responsibility, Senate, states, United, Vote)

I never would have believed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate that the U.S. government could buy GM without a hearing, with no vote, yes or no. There are billions and billions of dollars at stake here.
- Mike Johanns
(Keywords: Government, Hearing, Senate, Vote)

Amin hid nothing. Everybody knew everything. Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Keywords: American, Months, Nothing, Resolution, Senate, Trade)

I don't want to bash Bill and Hillary, because they're friends of mine, but I do have a difference of opinion about how to take back the House and the Senate.
- Dennis Kucinich
(Keywords: Difference, Friends, Opinion, Senate, Want)

You know, there were 29 Democratic votes for censure in the Senate. And if the Republicans had any sense, they would have censured him before the '98 midterm election, and they would have won the election.
- Chris Matthews
(Keywords: Censure, Republicans, Senate, Sense)

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her.
- John McCain
(Keywords: Experience, Senate, states, Today, United)

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
- Eugene McCarthy
(Keywords: Society, Honor, Senate, World, Worship)

Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation.
- Mitch McConnell
(Keywords: Democrats, Realism, Senate, Today)

I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee. Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me.
- Tim McGraw
(Keywords: Music, Actors, Artists, Interest, Now, Senate, Want)

Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans.
- John McHugh
(Keywords: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future.
- Kendrick Meek
(Keywords: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years.
- Ken Mehlman
(Keywords: President, Senate, Years)

The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate and impeach the president. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want?
- Ken Mehlman
(Keywords: War, Congress, Democrats, Nation, President, Senate, Want)

I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe.
- Barbara Mikulski
(Keywords: Power, Beginning, Efficiency, Fight, Mission, Senate, states, United, Universe, Will)

In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time.
- George J. Mitchell
(Keywords: Time, Decision, Christmas, Day, First, Senate, Spring, Years)

Guess what - I am one of the ONLY senators in the whole United States Senate that is computer literate!
- Patty Murray
(Keywords: Computer, Senate, Senators, states, United)

If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate, we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House, on the Republican Congress.
- Patty Murray
(Keywords: Control, Balance, Congress, Republican, Republicans, Senate, states, United, Will)

The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court.
- Ralph Neas
(Keywords: Court, Decisions, Future, Nation, President, Senate, Will)

One of the great privileges of being a part of the Senate, it being the greatest deliberative body in the world, is out of the discussions of ideas, hopefully truth can ultimately be achieved.
- Bill Nelson
(Keywords: Truth, Ideas, Being, Body, Senate, World)

I think there's bipartisan support in the Senate to pass a good reform bill.
- Don Nickles
(Keywords: Reform, Senate, Support)

We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared.
- Joshua A. Norton
(Keywords: Act, President, Senate, states, United, Wishes)

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Senate, Vote, Will)



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