Quotations on Committee

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We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Committee, Nothing, Problems)

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)

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
- F. Lee Bailey
(Keywords: Committee, Congress, Rights, Today)

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)

The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Committee, Military, Past, Years)

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)

According to the committee's findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Committee, Network)

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)

Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Committee, Key, National security, Terrorism)

The review process was conducted in an extremely bipartisan manner. Minority members of the Judiciary Committee were responsible for the invitation of 1/3 of the witnesses who appeared.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Committee, Minority)

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)

And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours in front of a senate judiciary committee.
- Stephen Breyer
(Keywords: Committee, Senate)

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)

My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have never happened had it been left to a committee.
- Alton Brown
(Keywords: Committee, Feeling)

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)

I think that where I've watched a movie go wrong, it's usually because the dread committee has been interfering with it.
- John Le Carre
(Keywords: Committee, Wrong)

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)

Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
- Anatoly Chubais
(Keywords: Committee, University)

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)

Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Today)

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)

Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
- Robert Duvall
(Keywords: Committee, Today)

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)

This has not been a legislative process worthy of the Senate. Members of the Judiciary Committee, as I just said, were implored to save their amendments for the floor. Then, when we got here, we were told no amendments could be accepted.
- Russ Feingold
(Keywords: Committee, Senate)

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)

The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes.
- Ed Gillespie
(Keywords: Committee, Fact, Party, Past, President, Republican, Years)

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)

Jim, I'm not aware of any formal requests from the Senate Judiciary Committee for these kinds of documents.
- Alberto Gonzales
(Keywords: Committee, Senate)

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)



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