Quotations on Congress

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The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Government, Congress, Judgment)

I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family.
- Gary Ackerman
(Keywords: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.
- Samuel Alito
(Keywords: Ability, Congress, Reason)

It's so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Home, Being, Congress, Help, Woman, Worth)

A Bush Administration will, I believe, enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress, although President-elect Bush will be faced with real challenges in getting along with the Congress.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Congress, President, Will)

'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Congress, Friends, Party, President, Pressure)

I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Medical, Americans, Community, Congress, May, Research)

I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: People, Congress, Months, Reality, Reform, Will)

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can't run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that's good.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Government, Time, Congress, Law)

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Congress, Land, Mistakes, Washington)

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

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 argument has been made in Congress that it is slippery slope if you allow therapeutic, what people people are calling therapeutic cloning, then you will get reproductive cloning.
- David Baltimore
(Keywords: People, Argument, Congress, Will)

Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?
- Marion Barry
(Keywords: Congress, Laws, Right)

I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: Business, Congress, Job, Months)

The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Congress, Corporate, Responsibility)

When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Time, God, Congress, President, Right)

If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Congress, Nixon, Republican)

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle
(Keywords: Congress, Man)

The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11. Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue, but a real, tangible threat.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Congress, Terrorism)

Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Financial, Growth, Americans, Congress, Mission, Stability)

The founders were very worried that if parties developed in America, you might have something like the modern Italian system, where you have 20 different parties that divide Congress and the country and can't govern.
- Michael Beschloss
(Keywords: America, Congress, Country)

As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress.
- Michael Beschloss
(Keywords: Congress, Party, President)

No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Age, Marriage, Congress, Constitution, Majority)

Since coming to Congress, I have been advocating for increased resources for research in the physical sciences and for the Department of Energy Office of Science in particular.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Science, Congress, Energy, Office, Research)

Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now.
- Mark Bittman
(Keywords: Collaboration, Congress, Destruction, Now)

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Environmental, Congress, Country, Energy, Liberals, Past, Today, Years)

We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Family, People, Censure, Congress, Friends, President)

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Keywords: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: People, Congress, Country, Law, Nothing, Question, Will)

I make a prediction here and now, and, my friends, I want you to watch the proceedings of Congress in these coming weeks of this extra session, or of the next regular session, to see whether I am right or not.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Congress, Friends, Now, Right, Want)

Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message: that Congress is united in its opposition to terror and we are all deeply concerned about the future and security of our close friend and ally, Israel.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Friend, Congress, Future, Israel, Opposition, Security, Terror, United)

So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Community, Congress, Country, Debt, Uncertainty, Years)

It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
- Lindy Boggs
(Keywords: Belief, Congress, Privilege, State)

I feel kind of like the black sheep in Congress, but here I am.
- Sonny Bono
(Keywords: Congress, Sheep)

The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Change, Congress, Constitution, Court, Meaning, Promises)

As a member of Congress, I believe it is the responsibility of those elected to represent the people at every level of government to ensure that our government works to ensure that every person who wants gainful employment has it.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Government, People, Congress, Responsibility)

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Congress, Country, President, Vote, Voting, Weight)

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

It is time for Congress to provide relief for tobacco farmers. Since the 1930's tobacco production has been regulated by a quota system, which required farmers to purchase quota in order to grow tobacco.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Time, Congress, Order, Production)



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