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" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I will fight like the dickens to protect Social Security. "
" According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12. "
" 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. "
" It's good to know people think I'm a nice guy. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans. "
" 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. "
" African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans. "
" We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair. "
" Any effort to create a second class of Americans, I just can't swallow that. "
" 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. "
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" 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. "
" According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. "
" 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. "
" We need to make investment to get the economy going again, to give the private sector the confidence. "
" I've learned to be pragmatic, but I don't sacrifice my principles, my values. "
" I have a lot of kids in my district who haven't been to the beach, much less Washington, D.C., and that's 20 miles away. "
" 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. "
" I'm never gonna change the skin, right? I'm very proud of what it implies and what it has meant to me... but then again, in Congress, I hope to make my mark as a colleague and as a leader. "
" Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced. "
" Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure. "
" If you're saying you should not be allowed in the country, you should be consistent and say that to all immigrants. "
" 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. "
" We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq. "
" The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol. "
" 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. "