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Congress Quotes

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You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

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Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening
in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

 

This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

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Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Now that judges embrace forcibly starving someone to death,
Congress should use its appropriation power to starve the judicial budget.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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

We in Congress stand by Israel.
In Congress, we speak with one voice on the subject of Israel.
- Nancy Pelosi

I hope to see the bringing together of all the best
educated people of the earth into a worldwide Congress of Scientists.
- Marquis de Condorcet

Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization
act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress
was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.
- W. Averell Harriman

It's time Congress got its priorities straight.
- Mitch McConnell

I came to Congress to help reduce spending.
- Dave Reichert

We're novices.
We have friends now who are part of the freshman class
who in some cases have run for Congress two and three
times before they won their seat.
- Max Burns

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

Marching with over a million women in support of our
reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done,
both as a woman and as a Member of Congress.
- Sheila Jackson Lee

Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire,
so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again.
- Lawrence Lessig

I believe certain members of the U.S.
Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion
of critical information that could have revealed a
fullness of truth long ago.
- Bo Gritz

I ran for Congress, just once.
- Shirley Temple

Our goal has been to more effectively promote the value
of publicly-supported research at our universities,
both to the Congress and to the general public.
- Charles Vest

I have been up to see the Congress and they do not
seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco,
while my army is starving.
- Robert E. Lee

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one,
and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to
proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill -
spending billions of dollars to build more prisons,
to place more band-aids on society's scars.
- Carrie P. Meek

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work.
Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress,
and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.
- Bob Woodward

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

Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President.
We get them from God.
- Glenn Beck

As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation
that will affect the lives of immigrants,
it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.
- Jose Serrano

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

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

I have seen the times when the grassroots has moved the Congress.
We listen way more often to our constituents than the lobbyists.
And the grassroots are going to have to do it.
- John Linder

There's not an appropriations bill in the last 10 years
that the-that Democrats passed in the Congress.
We haven't spent any money of your taxes in the last decade.
- Chaka Fattah

It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
- George P. Shultz

All the flower children were as alike as a congress
of accountants and about as interesting.
- John Mortimer

With scientific advances, Congress must now make changes
to reflect new therapeutic options.
- Nathan Deal

The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress
is going to stand in the way of science and preclude
scientists from doing lifesaving research.
- Rosa DeLauro

The administration still wants to govern from the far-left
and that's going to produce kind a partisan result here in the Congress.
- Mitch McConnell

While Congress can't overturn the Supreme Court,
we can provide carrots and sticks to prevent local
governments from unfairly taking property from landowners.
- Stephanie Herseth

With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological
gulf between them never greater,
the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high.
- Thomas E. Mann

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a
visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide
information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
- Dennis Cardoza

Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand:
like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax.
- Michael Steele

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon.
John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer,
and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
- John Sergeant Wise

I am a very lucky guy.
I can testify before Congress.
I can raise funds.
I can raise awareness.
- Christopher Reeve

In order to achieve optimal economic growth,
Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while
promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs.
- Michael Steele

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

My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books.
- Don Nickles

That is why I strongly believe we should working in
Congress to make America a better place to run a business
by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape.
- Michael K. Simpson

This administration and the leadership in Congress
appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work,
thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
- Tim Bishop

In the first 50 years of the filibuster,
it was used only 35 times.
But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed,
plus threats of more.
This is the tyranny of the minority.
- Peter Fenn

They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress,
in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary -
everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories.
- Robert Toombs

I am not a proponent of the death penalty,
but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us.
- Eric Holder

Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short
term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress;
I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now.
- John W. Snow

As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's
tradition of focusing on education.
- Mark Kennedy

Members of Congress must live according to the same laws as everyone else.
- Bobby Jindal

We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional
obligation and public responsibility to oversee these
issues and the Department of Justice's operations.
- Sibel Edmonds

It has been a top priority of Congress to reduce the
drug costs of all seniors.
- Paul Gillmor

But the Congress has made the determination that certain
kinds of information can be protected even though the
American people may want to have access to information.
- Alberto Gonzales

I feel kind of like the black sheep in Congress,
but here I am.
- Sonny Bono

Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting
taxes and ending programs that don't work.
- Zach Wamp

As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country,
we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year,
close to 5,000 support staff and faculty.
- Jon Porter

The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress
sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government.
- Grace Abbott

Clean air is a basic right.
The responsibility to ensure that falls to Congress and the president.
- Thomas Carper

It is time to end the discrimination against people
who need treatment for chemical addiction.
It is time for Congress to deal with our Nation's number
one public health problem.
- Jim Ramstad

I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress,
because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of
haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading.
- Arundhati Roy

Well, it's not a pleasant experience.
And it's a terribly political process,
because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by,
you know, our adversaries in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

I continued to serve in Congress until 2001.
- David Minge


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