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The cap-and-trade bill before Congress "prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator."

"The Arizona law basically parrots the federal immigration law."

"Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu received almost $1.8 million from BP over the last decade."

"In the last 10 years we've only had 7,000 barrels of oil spilled in the Gulf ... not counting hurricanes. This well is spewing that amount every day and a half."

On Sandra Day O'Connor: "I think one reason she was a good judge is she had no judicial experience" before she joined the Supreme Court.

"Up until two weeks ago, John McCain was a leading proponent of amnesty. Now with me challenging him, suddenly he has changed."

"At the moment, energy companies spend 0.25 percent on R&D."

 "Congress can tell [the Supreme Court] which cases they ought to hear. We have that authority."

 "What the Arizona law does is make a state crime out of something that already is... a federal crime."

The Banking Committee voted a 1,336-page bill "out of committee in 21 minutes with no amendments, with the understanding that before the bill came to the floor, we would reach this bipartisan agreement."

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