Statements about Bipartisanship

Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich "vote as much as 80 percent of the time together."

"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."

Says Alaska Sen. Mark Begich supported President Barack Obama’s economic policies "97 percent of the time."

The 2010 DREAM Act failed despite "strong bipartisan support."

Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."

"There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.

Says the congressional ethics investigation against him was conducted by "a very partisan political committee" in a way that "related more to the politics of the Democratic Party than to ethics."

Says Newt Gingrich is responsible for the gridlocked politics of Washington.

The House passed "cut, cap and balance" with "bipartisan support."

"President Reagan did it (raised the debt ceiling) 18 times.  George W. Bush did it seven times."

In preparing a rules package for the 112th Congress, the GOP had no discussions with Democrats.

"The Republican leader of the Senate said his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one."

"Sue Lowden gave Harry Reid's campaigns a thousand dollars in five different elections, helping his Senate dreams come true."

"Since 1981, reconciliation has been used 21 times. Most of it's been used by Republicans."

"A Democratic poll operation shows that Fox News is the most trusted news operation in the country."

"Mr. President, multiple times from your administration there have come statements that Republicans have no ideas and no solutions" on health care.

"As long as I have served . . . This is the first time every single solitary decision has required 60 senators."

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