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

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

Our ports are a vital link in national security and
it is extremely dangerous to be considering their sale
to the United Arab Emirates government.
- Joe Donnelly

Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent
on the trade and commerce that our ports provide,
and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely.
- Kendrick Meek

 

We have an extensive system of highways,
ports, locks and dams, and airports.
- Jerry Costello

Our ports and our borders are the most unprotected
fronts in the war on terror.
- J. D. Hayworth

In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S.
Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S.
airports needs to occur.
- Jon Porter

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And let us be frank, the security threats that emanate
from our ports come from foreign cargo.
- Dana Rohrabacher

One of the most widespread myths about the deal is
that the Administration is outsourcing the security
of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
- Kit Bond

We do not wish to open your ports to foreign trade all at once.
- Townsend Harris

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

We wouldn't turn over our customs service or our border
patrol to a foreign government.
We shouldn't turn over the ports of the United States,
either.
- Robert Menendez

Ports are the gaping hole in America's homeland security.
- Dianne Feinstein

We also need to strengthen the security of our borders
and ports and strictly control immigration.
- Jim Ramstad

I was outraged to learn that the president wanted to
outsource operations at some American ports to the United Arab Emirates.
- Francine Busby

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance

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

In my district, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles
handle approximately 44 percent of all of the goods
delivered to American shores,
yet they are in constant need of revenue for facilities,
improvements and upgrades to roads and bridges and rails.
- Dana Rohrabacher

I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about
production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia -
of the value of machinery,
of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export.
- Catherine Helen Spence

I believe it is essential that we close the security
gaps that put our nation at risk,
and I will continue to fight for the funding that will
secure high-risk targets,
such as our ports and borders.
- Mark Pryor

While port security remains one of our single greatest vulnerabilities,
it makes little sense to give operational control of
our ports to a foreign nation without first doing proper investigations.
- Dave Reichert

Terrorists have already attacked our Nation once.
There is every reason to believe that they will try again -
possibly with a weapon of mass destruction;
a weapon that could be smuggled into our ports.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the
shipping from American ports of any merchandise to
either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone.
- George William Norris

There is abundant proof that the opening of our ports
always tends to raise the price of foreign corn to
the price in the English market,
and not to sink the price of British corn to the price
in the continental market.
- Joseph Hume

These were big ones.
Those companies would then go in and build an electrical
system or ports or highways,
and these would basically serve just a few of the very
wealthiest families in those countries.
- John Perkins

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation
that reviews the security implications of the Dubai
Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous
and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
- John Conyers

Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports.
It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security.
The federal government will never outsource our security.
- Kit Bond

Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports,
rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing
for increases in many of the programs and agencies
to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel.
- Jim Ryun

My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is
finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports,
our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched
by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe.
- Allyson Schwartz

I represent the Port of Philadelphia,
and I know firsthand the important role that ports
play in the national and global economy.
I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating
impacts on the port system.
- Allyson Schwartz

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

If one does not know to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favorable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship,
he would keep it in port forever.
- Thomas Aquinas

The people got daily worse from the cold and the bad water,
and they must all have perished if they had not discovered
the port about the time they did.
- Junipero Serra

More than 54,000 jobs in the region are dependent upon
the Port of Philadelphia alone.
- Robert Brady

Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.
- John Betjeman

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in,
that determines the success of a voyage.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind,
and sometimes against it.
But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday,
the first of the month, at this port of San Diego,
truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous.
- Junipero Serra

I got treated very badly in Texas.
They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas.
Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik,
though they'd never seen one and neither had I. - Janis Joplin

The sky above the port was the color of television,
tuned to a dead station.
- William Gibson

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

It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire,
and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
- Henry Mayhew

Never break the neutrality of a port or place,
but never consider as neutral any place from whence
an attack is allowed to be made.
- Horatio Nelson

It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
- Friedrich Schiller

Port Security is one of our weakest security links,
and it must be one of our highest priorities.
- Kendrick Meek

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music
that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba,
I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
- Ruben Blades

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
- Michel de Montaigne

House Democrats have tried to increase port security
funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years,
and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
- Dennis Cardoza

Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
still standing for some false impossible shore.
- Matthew Arnold

He enters the port with a full sail.
- Virgil

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas,
Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
- Edmund Spenser

All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to
port are vital connections to the only force which
can balance our trade deficit:
export.
We must keep doing what we do best if we are going
to get America out of the red.
- Jo Ann Emerson

There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft,
without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked -
and laughed.
It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water,
and moor herself within my room - my daughter!
O my daughter!
- George Washington Cable

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

Only through the conscious action of the working masses
in city and country can it be brought to life,
only through the people's highest intellectual maturity
and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely
through all storms and find its way to port.
- Rosa Luxemburg

Our port facilities should have the freedom to levy
a market-based container fee which will provide new
revenue and make our system more equitable to the American
taxpayer and American manufacturers.
- Dana Rohrabacher

We know that the most fundamental responsibility of
our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its
people and to protect and ensure our National security.
And clearly port security has been left in limbo.
- Vito Fossella

There's loads of things you can do to make things easy for your throat,
you can drink a bit of lemon and hot water couple of spoons of honey,
you can gargle with port, I've done it a couple of times myself -
but don't swallow it!
- Cliff Richard

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven,
we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,
but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Marjorie Holmes

What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials,
with the historic preservation people,
with the tribe, the local community,
the port of Port Angeles,
and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest.
- Norm Dicks

In my home State of Texas, the Port of Houston operates
as the United States' top port for foreign tonnage
and our second largest for total tonnage,
so I know how important this bill is for the protection of the American people.
- Michael McCaul

Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone,
so adequate funding for port security is a significant
issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
- Bobby Scott

The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations,
being the port of departure for convoys,
naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so.
- Alex Morrison

This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions,
where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian,
and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
- Derek Walcott

This Congress has promised all manner of border security
and port security to the tune of billions of dollars...
yet we have - to date - funded our promises for port
security at only $900 million.
That's quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do.
- Solomon Ortiz


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