Statements about Congress
"In the past four years, (the U.S. Senate) has only passed nine out of 48 appropriation bills."
"We haven't had a Republican senator in Washington for ... why, I think Clifford Case was our last Republican senator."
Says "Having organizations parading as being social welfare organizations and then being involved in the political combat harkens back to why the statute a hundred years ago said that they were prohibited."
"With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."
North Korea has a "substantial standing army, one of the largest, certainly the largest per capita, in the world."
Congress has spent 66 of the first 100 days of this term in recess.
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
Says "I've authored the first bipartisan tax reform bill in a quarter-century."
"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."
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 majority of (the American people) voted for a Democratic House."
Says of a failed cloture vote on nominating Chuck Hagel for defense secretary: "This is not a filibuster."
Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."
Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."
"Forty-seven percent of (members of Congress) are millionaires."
Says the New Year’s Day "fiscal cliff" deal "reduces the deficit."
Members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment" ... (and) from the healthcare reform."
Members of Congress can "retire with the same pay after only one term" in office
Says she is "entering in the most diverse class ever," of U.S. Representatives
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
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