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" Any efforts or opportunity to expand the civil bonds and rights to anyone that wants to build a stable, happy household should be promoted. "
" We talk a lot in Congress about how we're going to encourage more development in renewables, and we put in place a subsidy that's good for two years. Then Congress argues and bickers over whether or not we're going to extend it. As a consequence, nothing happens because we've put so much uncertainty into the prospect of these subsidies. "
" Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track. "
" It doesn't make sense to argue about how much global warming is caused by man - whether it's 5 percent or 50 percent. "
" I'm a firm believer that if you put together a good product that is just good policy, that is embraced by both sides so that it is seen as politically advantageous to the Republicans or Democrats, that even in this very polarized partisan world that you can advance legislation. I have to believe that, or I wouldn't want to get up every morning. "
" When you think about the children, one of the things that I'm quite concerned about - and I've heard it expressed by others - is trying to find how we can build better accountability, work to provide a level of education that prepares our children for the future. "
" What you get when you elect Lisa Murkowski is you get somebody who builds on that legacy that Ted Stevens built for our state for 40 years that continues on that path, that trajectory, to helping a young state like Alaska build us out. "
" There are times when you need to pitch a fit and other times when you need to apply Catholic guilt, and it's just figuring out which is the most appropriate approach and then implementing it. "
" We can write the book on how to run a successful write-in campaign for the United States Senate. "
" America's neighbors are not drilling for fun or for sport; they've chosen to proceed to create new jobs, generate new revenues, and increase the energy supply and prosperity of their citizens. "
" Seniority actually means something in the Senate. "
" I'm not a quitter - never have been. "
" From 2002-2008, Planned Parenthood received $342 million in federal taxpayer money through Title X funding alone. With these funds, Planned Parenthood has provided women throughout the U.S. with important family planning and contraceptive services as well as screening for breast and cervical cancers for low-income women. "
" You shouldn't say, 'Well, we cannot go there,' before we even had the conversation. "
" I think there are a lot of outside interests that would like to see Sarah Palin in some form of elected office. Most in Alaska recognize our former governor is really not involved in or engaged in the state anymore, that she's moved to other interests. "
" I think it's fair to say that women have a different level of intuitiveness that allows them to perhaps handle situations a little bit different. "
" There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what's best for us. "
" I still wear my write-in wristband. It used to be plastic, but my husband turned it into gold. "
" I believe that, as Americans, our freedoms come from God and not government, and include the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "
" I will do everything, everything in my power, for as long as I am here, to enable the people of King Cove to receive proper emergency access that the rest of us take for granted. "
" I don't buy into this, 'Oh, poor us. We've got tough budget problems.' "
" You've got to move us to these technologies that allow us to get to the clean-energy source. If we can't work to reduce the cost, you're not going to see them implemented unless there is a path of unlimited subsidies, and that's not doable, either. We can kick-start the research process, but we have to do that from a position of economic strength. "
" I am not looking for a pound of flesh from Sally Jewell. "
" What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than the right to choose your spouse without asking a Washington politician for permission? "
" For eight years, I've served on the Indian Affairs committee, two years as the ranking member. I've been on that committee since Day One. I will stay on the committee for as long as I'm in the Senate because of my commitment to making a difference for Alaska Natives. "
" We fail to boost our offshore production at our own expense. "
" Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. "
" Imagine that foreign development is not done to our standards and a spill occurs. Neither geology nor ocean currents will respect our national boundaries. "
" A lot of the basic research that helped us figure out fracking came from the federal government. "
" With the notion of marriage - an exclusive, emotional, binding 'til death do you part' tie - becoming more and more an exception to the rule given a rise in cohabitation and high rates of divorce, why should the federal government be telling adults who love one another that they cannot get married simply because they happen to be gay? "
" We need to face it, as a nation we have a reliance on petroleum. "