Statements about Bipartisanship
Says "I've authored the first bipartisan tax reform bill in a quarter-century."
"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."
Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."
"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."
"Unlike the gridlock in Washington, more than 80 percent of the bills we passed during this General Assembly had bipartisan support."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.
Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline."
Says Rush Limbaugh made it clear he’d rather see the country fail than President Barack Obama succeed.
"In her nearly decade and (a) half in Congress, Tammy Baldwin has sponsored 105 bills. Only three have been enacted into law."
Every "major newspaper in Texas calls" David Dewhurst "a moderate."
"Now, in the House of Representatives, we have 40 different jobs bills that have passed and almost all of them have been bipartisan."
"Overwhelming Democrat and Republican votes" in 2011 for legislation in two special sessions on jobs demonstrated the bipartisan nature of the Wisconsin Legislature.
"When I started in Ohio it was terrible. Now, we’re getting bipartisan support for our bills. And that’s called leadership."
Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.
"Forty years ago ... about half of congressional districts were genuinely competitive. Today, only about 10 percent of House races on Cook Political Report are listed as ‘toss-ups’ or ‘lean’ to one party."
Each U.S. House member who voted to overhaul Social Security in 1983 was re-elected.
In 1992, Mitt Romney "gave money to Democrats for Congress."
"When I was fighting against cap and trade, the speaker was sitting down with Nancy Pelosi on a sofa encouraging it."
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