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Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain
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You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower
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
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
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
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
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This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers
The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower
Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress.
But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war.
You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal.
- Val Kilmer
Since President Bush took office in 2001,
this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy,
freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
- Ginny B. Waite
Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire,
so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again.
- Lawrence Lessig
I am not a proponent of the death penalty,
but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us.
- Eric Holder
As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable,
the issue of the War must Settle it.
Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.
- Abraham Clark
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 think President Obama is trying to deceive the public
in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that
has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today.
- Sarah Palin
Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation
Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.
- Sue Kelly
There are so many women on the floor of Congress,
it looks like a mall.
- Henry Hyde
The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas
It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
- George P. Shultz
Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this
Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance
of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.
- Jerry Costello
If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American
people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities,
the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why.
- Corrine Brown
Very few men are fortunate enough to gain distinction
during their first term in Congress.
- John George Nicolay
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
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
Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the
capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges
that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.
- David E. Price
My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books.
- Don Nickles
The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11.
Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue,
but a real, tangible threat.
- Howard Berman
If they're willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain,
as many did, then I should surely stand up for them
here in the halls of Congress.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
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
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
Serving in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime.
- Bob Ehrlich
They say that women talk too much.
If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
- Clare Boothe Luce
There is more selfishness and less principle among
members of Congress than I had any conception of,
before I became President of the U.S.
- James K. Polk
The retirement system that is in place for members
of Congress and other federal workers features what
is known as the Federal Employment Retirement Plan.
- Virgil Goode
The salary of a member of Congress ends the day that he of she leaves office.
- Virgil Goode
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
I would rather be known as 'Jim Kolbe,
the trade expert in Congress who happens to be gay,'
rather than 'Jim Kolbe,
gay congressman from Arizona.'
- Jim Kolbe
Finally, we need more Border Patrol agents.
Although Congress has already tripled the number of
Border Patrol agents since the late 1980s,
more are still needed.
- Ric Keller
While Congress saw some need to loosen the standard
in the initial days of a war,
it wanted the president to comply with FISA in carrying
out surveillance in the United States.
- Jonathan Turley
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
Well, I mean, Congress did originally set the formula for the state grants,
and they guaranteed every state a minimum formula.
So that was a congressional decision.
- Michael Chertoff
Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance
the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections.
There's something wrong with that.
- Donna Brazile
Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is
preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
- Wendell Phillips
All the flower children were as alike as a congress
of accountants and about as interesting.
- John Mortimer
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
Reducing health costs and increasing access to health
care are worthy goals that every Member of Congress should support.
- Jim McCrery
Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President.
We get them from God.
- Glenn Beck
The Pentagon today will not allow any of these people
who work for the Pentagon,
to talk to the media.
They have gagged them from talking to members of Congress.
- Curt Weldon
Congress first took action against steroids by passing
The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990.
- Jim Sensenbrenner
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 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
Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often
focus on how much money or effort is spent,
rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.
- Donald Rumsfeld
After 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller
government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies.
- Howard Coble
Congress should pass legislation to remove from the
federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous
challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Phyllis Schlafly
It has been a top priority of Congress to reduce the
drug costs of all seniors.
- Paul Gillmor
Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy
in terms of getting out there and building a network.
- Artur Davis
I am a very lucky guy.
I can testify before Congress.
I can raise funds.
I can raise awareness.
- Christopher Reeve
Congress's definition of torture in those laws -
the infliction of severe mental or physical pain -
leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
- John Yoo
The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate
and impeach the president.
With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want?
- Ken Mehlman
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace,
that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
- Peter Stone
And whether it is equal pay, health care,
Social Security, or family leave, this Congress has
refused to address issues critical to hard-working American women.
- Louise Slaughter
All too often in tough economic times,
it is the environment that gets left on the cutting
room floors of Congress as everyone scraps for limited federal dollars.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
My top three priorities for my first term in Congress are growing our economy;
providing for quality,
affordable health care; and keeping our nation and communities safe.
- Cathy McMorris
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
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
I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal
to that of the judiciary.
- Samuel Alito
Democrats' definition of "rich" - always seems to be
set just above whatever the salary happens to be for a member of Congress.
Perhaps that says it all.
- Steve Steckler
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 believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively
to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential
steps that will make our communities and lives safer.
- Paul Gillmor
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
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