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Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants' labor,
by Luis Gutierrez

Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants' labor,
and I hope we can create an immigration system as dependable as they are.
- Luis Gutierrez

According to the study, approximately 16.7 million U.S.
workers born in Latin America had a combined gross
income of $450 billion last year,
of which 93 percent was spent locally.
- Luis Gutierrez

It is not new or unusual for the real Americans,
meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago,
to fear the outsiders, the pretenders,
the newcomers.
- Luis Gutierrez

Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants,
about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
- Luis Gutierrez

 

As far as income tax payments go, sources vary in their accounts,
but a range of studies find that immigrants pay between
$90 billion and $140 billion in Federal,
State, and local taxes.
- Luis Gutierrez

Are we going to go out and arrest and detain and deport
11 million people? Nobody would argue that that is what we are going to do,
because we have never demonstrated the political will to do that,
nor have we ever committed the requisite resources to do that.
- Luis Gutierrez

Let me respond with a few points, the first being that
all immigrants pay taxes,
income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes,
gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, every tax when they make a purchase.
- Luis Gutierrez

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Because the truth is, today's immigrants,
as they have for generation after generation,
work the longest hours at the hardest jobs for the lowest pay,
jobs that are just about impossible to fill.
- Luis Gutierrez

Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect
Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity
thieves and give them back control of their Social
Security numbers and personal health information.
- Luis Gutierrez

We watched the U.S.
citizenship immigration services web site in March.
They had six million, two hundred thousand hits,
and two million people downloaded applications for citizenship.
So what we're doing is attempting to help people in that process.
- Luis Gutierrez

According to the Privacy Rights Center,
up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year.
They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen.
- Luis Gutierrez

And let us not forget the Social Security system.
Recent studies show that undocumented workers sustain
the Social Security system with a subsidy as much as $7 billion a year.
Let me repeat that: $7 billion a year.
- Luis Gutierrez

And they do those jobs not because they want to take
away anything from America,
but because they want to give their skills,
their sweat, their labor, for a better life and to
help build a better America,
just as those who came before them.
- Luis Gutierrez

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent,
does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that -
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global
War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas
and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War.
- Mac Thornberry

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Peace Corps
as it reached its 45th anniversary on March 1,
2006.
- Solomon Ortiz

In all sincere speech there is power,
not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.
- George Henry Lewes

A good listener truly wants to know the speaker.
- John Powell

I used my mother's radio as a PA system.
I'd take the telephone, the speaking part,
and take those two leads off and lead them into the
radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
- Les Paul

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth,
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
- Dale Carnegie

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months;
at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself,
and calls out in his sleep.
- James Thurber

Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat.
Sometimes it's filled with wisdom.
Sometimes it's filled with feet.
- Robert Orben

Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer
spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder
that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one.
- Judy Biggert

Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked,
you know?
- Kevin Costner

Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker.
That is one of several reasons why it must be given
rein instead of suppressed.
- Anna Quindlen

The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker,
who hands over to the words.
- Stephane Mallarme

Micing it from two different angles in front of the speaker sounds huge,
and it's so simple.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle
approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
- Robert Brady

I love a finished speaker, I really,
truly do I don't mean one who's polished,
I just mean one who's through.
- Richard Armour

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition
of a marriage as between one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker,
but simply because I detest the sort of people who
go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
- H. L. Mencken

If the speaker won't boil it down, the audience must sweat it out.
- Raymond Duncan

Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the
air and darkening the sky;
but I will nip him in the bud.
- Boyle Roche

Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble
ceiling is pretty important.
Now it's time to move on.
- Nancy Pelosi

Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice
things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.
- Don Knotts

To suppress free speech is a double wrong.
It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
- Frederick Douglass

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate,
I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my
ear closer to the wireless speaker.
- Seamus Heaney

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement
speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical
caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
- Robert Orben

I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton
became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly
as well on what the speaker is saying.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Mr. Speaker, less than 10 percent of our Nation's children
walk or ride their bicycles to school,
and too many schools continue to invite fast-food vendors into their cafeterias.
- Lois Capps

I'm a horrible public speaker.
- Bill Condon

Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American
electorate is engaged and informed.
- Melissa Bean

Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations,
the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask
diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
- Nick Lampson

Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress,
I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant
percentage of our sales outside the United States.
- Chris Chocola

In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of
his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
He may come to regret that decision.
- Karl Rove

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker
is unconsciously expressing his own ideal.
Humor him by all means, draw it all out,
and hold him to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where
some have forgotten that it is the family,
not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.
- Jim Ryun

We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President,
Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are,
from and after this date, abolished.
- Joshua A. Norton

Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself,
I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real.
- Jim Ramstad

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words,
but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds.
- Sarah Palin

Mr. Speaker, the time for an increase in the minimum
wage has not just arrived;
it is long overdue.
- Sherwood Boehlert

Cobb would have to play center field on my all time team.
But where would that put Speaker? In left.
If I had them both, I would certainly play them that way.
- John McGraw

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions
of this world are suffering from the effects of armed
conflicts with religious aspects.
I believe that the differences of faith are not the
real reason for these conflicts.
- Alcee Hastings

Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.
- Tris Speaker

A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and
still be a forcible speaker;
but without these nothing will avail...
Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like,
are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting
of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
He sought me out because he was a fan.
I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.
- Ted Rall

To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should
believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment,
because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling;
it requires that the speaker should expect a response.
- Roland Allen

If a university official's letter accusing a speaker
of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech -
which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt,
a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech -
is not hate speech,
then there is no such thing as hate speech.
- Ann Coulter

My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor
of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
my other grandfather was a lawyer,
and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament
in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks,
saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of
all the violence that's in Iraq.
- Jan Schakowsky

The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.
- Tris Speaker

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten
Commandments are a historical document that contains moral,
ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion
or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
- Cliff Stearns

Speaker Newt Gingrich has appointed a task force,
which I'm on, and over the next couple months the task
force is going to try to come up with legislation that
does what we're all trying to do.
I feel pretty good about the members that are on the task force.
- Charlie Norwood

Mr. Speaker, the goal of stem cell research should
be to help our fellow human beings.
The debate on this issue has, unfortunately,
moved into dangerous unethical territory when perfectly
moral alternatives exist.
- Jim Ryun

Well, Mr. Speaker, if so many of these Iraqis are ready
to come up and to provide the security,
the police work in the country, then surely there should
be no problem with putting American forces into the
background instead of having them up front.
- Marty Meehan

The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should
be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer.
It should call attention to the subject without making
any particular effort to cover it.
- Adlai E. Stevenson


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