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Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government
by Russ Carnahan

Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government
responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance,
how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack?
How would it respond to an earthquake?
- Russ Carnahan

There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to
rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability
to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.
- Russ Carnahan

It is time this Congress listened to the American people
and minimum-wage workers,
and it is time that we act.
- Russ Carnahan

We know that in 2001 it was believed 78 stem cell lines existed.
But now we know there are only 22 that are viable,
and they have been contaminated with mouse stem cells.
- Russ Carnahan

 

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate
the President's lack of an exit strategy,
and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S.
tax dollars.
- Russ Carnahan

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is
an important authorization for our country and for our citizens,
as we have seen so vividly in the last few weeks.
- Russ Carnahan

The regional security in the Middle East cannot be
further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon.
- Russ Carnahan

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Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have
resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001,
while big oil companies make triple the profits.
- Russ Carnahan

Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran
to be a safe harbor for terrorists,
see its economy further deteriorate,
and see the Middle East further destabilize.
- Russ Carnahan

Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump.
The double burden of these added expenses will be far
too much for many families.
- Russ Carnahan

Does anyone really believe it is possible to make even
the most basic ends meet on $5.15 an hour?
- Russ Carnahan

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997.
The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.
- Russ Carnahan

6.6 million people will benefit from a rise in the minimum wage.
- Russ Carnahan

In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment
to add $250 million for port security grants;
then again,
in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for
an additional $400 million in funding for port security.
- Russ Carnahan

As winter weather settles in around the country,
millions of American families are facing skyrocketing
home heating prices with even greater impact if cold
temperatures persist into the spring.
- Russ Carnahan

We have a VA hospital back home in St.
Louis.
Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns
about the access and the service.
I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans
today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital.
- Russ Carnahan

The American people have every right to be outraged
with the administration's approval of the UAE port deal.
It is time the people's House make the security of
our Nation's ports a priority.
- Russ Carnahan

I also rise today in strong support of forward movement
on the implementation of health information technology,
which has the potential to save the United States billions
of dollars in health care costs each year.
- Russ Carnahan

From protecting our natural resources to providing
maritime security and national defense,
the Coast Guard's duties are broad in scope,
and the performance of those duties has never been more important.
- Russ Carnahan

After the Great Depression and after public urging,
a nationwide public competition was held to determine
a design for a memorial that would honor President
Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
- Russ Carnahan

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering
the economic injustice of working a full-time job and
earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.
- Bill Pascrell

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for
his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence
that changed this nation -
and world -
for the better.
- Eliot Engel

I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced
to the help of other people in trouble.
- Gordon Sinclair

The federal government has a responsibility to protect
all Americans from potential terrorist attack.
- Bob Etheridge

With the help of dedicated Americans from our party,
every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount
that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Financial literacy is an issue that should command
our attention because many Americans are not adequately
organizing finances for their education,
healthcare and retirement.
- Ron Lewis

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

The flag represents all the values and the liberties
Americans have and enjoy everyday.
- Bill Shuster

At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion
tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most
wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion.
- Marty Meehan

Only Americans can hurt America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say:
September 11th we are all Americans -
in grief,
as in defiance.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor
the brave men and women who gave their lives for the
protection of this nation and the hope of peace.
- Dan Lipinski

It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.
- Mike Pence

In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis
Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
- Solomon Ortiz

After Big Media, U.S.
colleges and universities are the biggest enemies of
the values of red-state Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

My American gay audience have continued to dance and
sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't.
I am grateful to them for that.
- George Michael

Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans -
they love their music,
and want more.
- Hilary Rosen

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent
the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain
tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.
- Richard Neal

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need
to make a concerted effort,
all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among
our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt
a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables,
but there is more.
- Lois Capps

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history
to see how past generations of Americans dealt with
the loss of their countrymen in just causes.
- Virginia Foxx

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic
of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them,
with others.
- Jose Saramago

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may
turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.
- Shirley Hazzard

The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury

If Americans could legally access prescription drugs
outside the United States,
then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy.
- Chuck Grassley

You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs
right in the store window for everyone to look at.
- Gordon Sinclair

If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it.
I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans,
that you should be responsible for what you eat.
- Vic Snyder

Americans play to win at all times.
I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed.
That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
- George S. Patton

We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message -
get the job done.
- Rahm Emanuel

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game
but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.
- Henry Chadwick

Americans spend 3 billion hours per year filling out
tax forms and keeping tax records.
- Jim Ramstad

I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans.
Without a doubt.
I don't mean invaded or anything like that,
just taken over.
By degrees.
- Gordon Lightfoot

The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the
ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities
of an old America gone mad.
- Phil Ochs

There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there
are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns.
Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
- Marc Racicot

Millions of Americans, adults and children,
lack access to dental care.
- Michael K. Simpson

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense,
with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his
vision of America on the world stage.
- Gwen Ifill

We thought that whatever we wanted to do was right and good,
simply because we were Americans, and we would succeed
at it because we were Americans.
- Neil Sheehan

Americans are big boys.
You can talk them into almost anything.
Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of
whiskey and be a nice guy.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

All Americans should have access to quality,
affordable health care.
- Christopher Dodd

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

The president overstepped his authority when he asked
the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone
calls without obtaining a warrant.
- Sherrod Brown

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens


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