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" Winning the peace is harder than winning the war. "
" The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol. "
" Having passion does not mean you have to descend into bickering and fighting. "
" 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.' "
" 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. "
" 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... now see a rare opportunity to push across the goal line much of the unfinished business of America: investing in our infrastructure and workers, universal healthcare, comprehensive immigration reform and scrubbing a tax code that's out of shape and behind the times. "
" If something is personal to you, you are much more likely to act. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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'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. "
" 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. "
" Any effort to create a second class of Americans, I just can't swallow that. "
" But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history. "
" I have been chastised by a president, I have antagonized and angered presidents, and I have taken on my own leadership. "
" 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. "
" According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. "
" 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. "
" Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure. "
" 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. "
" As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes. "
" If you're saying you should not be allowed in the country, you should be consistent and say that to all immigrants. "
" According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12. "
" I will fight like the dickens to protect Social Security. "
" 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. "
" 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 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. "
" 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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" I've learned to be pragmatic, but I don't sacrifice my principles, my values. "