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" My parents taught us to live within our means. It's time to force Washington to do the same. "
" I believe that wholeheartedly - that we have to maintain a strong national defense. "
" The state knows best how to protect resources. "
" Our fighters would be nowhere if they didn't have the support coming from folks like those that served with me. "
" The push for 'Meatless Mondays' in our military is misguided at best and goes against dietary guidelines. Our men and women in uniform should have the option to consume the protein they need, including meat, on a daily basis. "
" Growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over their feet. "
" I think we do have cyclic changes in weather, and I think that's been throughout the course of history. "
" We have to have somebody that will express conservative views, of course, and I'm looking for somebody that is very Reaganesque. Someone that can reach all aspects of our voting population here in America. "
" When I get to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork. Washington is full of big spenders. Let's make them squeal. "
" Taxpayers should not be on the hook for subsidizing former presidents' lives to the tune of millions of dollars. "
" It was only by luck and the blessings of God that my soldiers did not encounter an assault, that we did not run over an IED. And to dishonor our service by saying we're not worthy of being called combat veterans is insulting to the majority of men and women who serve their country honorably. "
" As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. "
" I have never once claimed that I have a Combat Action Badge. I have never claimed that I have a Purple Heart. What I have claimed is that I have served in a combat zone. "
" I grew up in southwest Iowa, on a farm north of Stanton, Iowa, which is a tiny little town, a farming community. I went to Iowa State University and joined Army ROTC while I was there and just have had such a phenomenal life. I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. "
" I believe that businesses will do what is best for their business. I don't know that the government needs to be stepping in and telling them, 'This is what you will do.' "
" Republicans think tax filing should be easier for you, not just the well-connected. "
" I do believe that we need to lower taxes on our hard working Iowans immediately. "
" It's not enough to be a woman. You have to care about women's issues. And women's issues here in Iowa are that we have a strong economy. We have jobs that our sons and daughters can go off to someday. We have a great educational system. And women want strong national defense. We want to know that our families are going to be safe. "
" I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family - whether it's from an intruder or whether it's from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important. "
" I am a woman and, second, I have been to war. I am a combat veteran. This is not a war on women, and anytime Democrats use the word 'war,' they need to do it to honor our servicemen and women. "
" I am deeply concerned for the safety of our people brought by a lack of a comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIL. "
" I do not support a federal minimum wage. I think every state has a different economy, a different cost of living. I don't believe that's the role of the federal government. "
" I am very proud of my service, and by law, I am defined as a combat veteran. "
" I say scrap the IRS. Let's start all over again. "
" We want Iowa to remain red. We have worked so hard to get here. We will not be a purple state: we will be a red state. "
" Cleaning up the mess in Washington is gonna take a whole lot of Iowa common sense. "
" You have to be a leader with a vision, and you have to show Iowans that you want it... and not just a woman. "
" I don't know the science behind climate change. I can't say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it's man-made or not. "
" Those that have received care here in Des Moines at the VA center or the VA hospital here have said that they do receive good care. However, it's getting into the system - the wait periods. We have to do something about that. The care here has been good. We're not seeing that in other states. "
" In the fields of southwest Iowa, my parents and grandparents worked and sacrificed. Like so many Iowans, the American Dream for them was never about wealth or fame. Their dream was to leave their children and grandchildren a better life, with greater opportunity, than their own. "
" We are way overstepping bounds as federal legislators. "