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" Could today's construction worker married to a clerical worker guarantee four children a college education and buy a house? That's what we're fighting about. "
" According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. "
" Any effort to create a second class of Americans, I just can't swallow that. "
" When the game is on, I want to be on the field, but I'm willing to catch, walk, run. I just want to be there. I'll even be water boy. "
" The Smithsonian museums are among this country's most endearing treasures and I look forward to helping maintain and enhance their coveted works of art. "
" As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans. "
" Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain treatment early experience a higher quality of life and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities, including keeping their jobs. "
" If we finally chose as a country to take responsibility for the wars that we believe we must engage in, and rather than borrow money to exercise that authority to go to war, we actually pay for these wars, that would save us over a trillion dollars, because that's what we have spent in Iraq and Afghanistan - all through borrowed money. "
" We have a tax code that allows groups to use their political operations within the tax code, under the guise of a charity, to use undisclosed millions of dollars to do political campaigns. "
" California is a very important state. As goes California, so goes the nation. We need to have strong leadership. Someone who can hit the ground running. "
" Having passion does not mean you have to descend into bickering and fighting. "
" The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol. "
" If you're saying you should not be allowed in the country, you should be consistent and say that to all immigrants. "
" I'm going to fight to the death for a public option. "
" I will fight like the dickens to protect Social Security. "
" I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious that our system for devising trade agreements, so very important to this country's functioning around the world, has not only broken, but it has broken completely. "
" I've learned to be pragmatic, but I don't sacrifice my principles, my values. "
" My father was a construction worker most of his life. My mother, when she came from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to the United States, never had a chance to go to college either and became a clerical worker. But they did nothing but build this country. "
" Shame on me if I don't try to do more with what I have. It would be... a terrible thing to waste this opportunity to try to make a difference. "
Make A Difference
" We need to make investment to get the economy going again, to give the private sector the confidence. "
" As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes. "
" February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II. "
" This is precisely why you choose to run for office and get elected. You're asking the people to let you be their voice. I don't think there is a more powerful and intense experience than the opportunity to be the voice of the 307 million people living in this country. "
" The question for immigration reform is not if we'll get it done, it's when we'll get it done. It's going to get done. "
" Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure. "
" It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol. "
" Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced. "
" I don't consider this hard work. I love it, and I think I get to make a difference. I really believe in Secretary Clinton, and I want to feel like I'm part of making a difference; I really do. "
" My three daughters are all going to go to college, and it's not even a question. When I was applying to college, my parents were hoping that I would just go somewhere. Today, they look at their grandkids, and they know those kids will have a chance to build this country in bigger and better ways than my parents ever had a chance. "
" According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months. "
" It's good to know people think I'm a nice guy. "