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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

We the people are the rightful masters
of both Congress and the courts,
not to overthrow the Constitution
but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

If the present Congress errs in too much talking,
how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people
send one hundred and fifty lawyers,
whose trade it is to question everything,
yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
- Thomas Jefferson

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

The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971,
everyone was now an environmentalist.
They had seen a new force, college students,
who favored the environment.
- Pete McCloskey

I have said, with respect to authorization bills,
that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit
fiscal suicide on the installment plan.
- Everett Dirksen

Like you, I'm fed up with business as usual in Washington.
Send me to Congress, and I won't tweak our broken system.
I'll shut it down.
- Francine Busby

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

The only difference between death and taxes is that
death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
- Will Rogers

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

Very few men are fortunate enough to gain distinction
during their first term in Congress.
- John George Nicolay

The power of the sword, say the minority...
is in the hands of Congress.
- Tench Coxe

Most of what we report from Congress they don't care
about unless it affects them directly.
- Roone Arledge

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.

What right does Congress have to go around making laws
just because they deem it necessary?
- Marion Barry

We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations
into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them.
- Christine Pelosi

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is
the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

I put myself and all the members of Congress in the
same boat of things that could have been done better.
- John Breaux

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

I represent more Native Americans than anyone else in Congress.
- Rick Renzi

Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph
machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.
- David Dean Rusk

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time...
its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or,
in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.
- Shirley Chisholm

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

This drug coverage program was clearly designed by
Republicans in Congress to serve the interests of the
drug and insurance industries.
America's seniors were an afterthought.
- Sherrod Brown

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid.
And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
- Sherrod Brown

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

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

It was a terrible day for baseball, it was a worse day for Congress.
- Fay Vincent

We're sad about some of the losses of members of great
seniority and distinction in the Congress,
and some very new members, who will no longer be serving with us.
- Nancy Pelosi

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

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that
environmental preservation and restoration are a critical
part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
- Sue Kelly

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

Though Congress continues to explore possible solutions
to ensure social security solvency,
everyone must take personal responsibility to prepare
their own retirement savings accordingly.
- Ron Lewis

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

I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal
resignation as president of the republic.
- Alberto Fujimori

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

Serving in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime.
- Bob Ehrlich

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

We have some Jewish members of Congress,
not a lot but there's a bunch of us.
- Gary Ackerman

If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate,
we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House,
on the Republican Congress.
- Patty Murray

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would
have empowered Congress to make desecration of the
United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote.
- Kenny Marchant

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 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

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's so worth-while being a judge, because,
if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench,
in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home.
- Florence E. Allen

No issue is more important to this Congress than securing
our borders and protecting our homeland,
and I guarantee it is very important to our constituents.
- Ginny B. Waite

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

That's what mayors do.
They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.
- Maxine Waters

I would not have a woman go to Congress merely because she is a woman.
- Crystal Eastman

The salary of a member of Congress ends the day that he of she leaves office.
- Virgil Goode

As we enter into the 110th Congress,
it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed
to make this institution run correctly.
- Jo Ann Davis

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

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

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

I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism,
more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage
than in any other institution that I have ever known.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes.
We made some substantial policy changes that have improved
our parks system and our public lands.
- Ralph Regula

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

Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy
in terms of getting out there and building a network.
- Artur Davis

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington
to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years,
I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
- Rick Larsen

Obviously, overall infrastructure needs on the Southwest
and Northern borders are mounting.
We need a major push in Congress to remedy this.
- Pete Domenici

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


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