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" We need to make investment to get the economy going again, to give the private sector the confidence. "
" 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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" 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. "
" Having passion does not mean you have to descend into bickering and fighting. "
" 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. "
" As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes. "
" I've learned to be pragmatic, but I don't sacrifice my principles, my values. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I'm going to fight to the death for a public option. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" It's good to know people think I'm a nice guy. "
" 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. "
" Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans. "
" 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 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. "
" We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq. "
" You don't win the game if you try to hit home runs all the time. "
" Winning the peace is harder than winning the war. "
" The worst thing would be for a Canada to develop a Hollywood. This is an industry we are going to have to fight to defend. We have to compete now so productions stay here. We don't want entertainment to be like the steel industry. "
" I think I've been a very good student of all aspects of being in Congress. I think I'm always working hard to get an 'A.' "
" Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure. "
" 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. "
" I have been chastised by a president, I have antagonized and angered presidents, and I have taken on my own leadership. "
" 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 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. "