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We've got to put Congress on the hot seat. Congress gave George Bush the authority and money to wage this war. Now they have to hold him accountable. (Quote by - Bill Dobbs)

Congress is going to hear from student loan professionals at the school because they're the closest to the fight. Certainly members of Congress will listen to them, but the folks they will listen to the most are students who are Perkins Loans borrowers. (Quote by - Bruce Caplin)

The administration welcomes the review, .. It's important. We always work together with Congress on dealing with the threat of Iraqi possession of WMD and we will continue to work with Congress on the facts that led previous administrations, Democrats, Republicans alike, to know that he had WMD. (Quote by - Ari Fleischer)

There are no more excuses. It is time to cut mercury pollution and protect Americans' health. Mercury is the last major toxic substance without an emissions control plan. For years Congress and the special interests have kicked the ball down the field. This report brings us to the goal line, and Congress needs to act in the public's interest and to stop doing the bidding of the special interests. (Quote by - Patrick Leahy)

We had a candid dialogue, .. If Congress, because of what's going on in some other sports, thinks we need to do more, then we'll work with Congress. (Quote by - Gary Bettman)

This is not an example of a president repealing a provision of a law that Congress has enacted .. but exercising a discretionary authority that Congress has given him. (Quote by - Seth Waxman)

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment. (Quote by - William J. Brennan, Jr. )

The enormous cost of this proposal will only hasten Medicare's insolvency, and we'll have to rely on future Congresses to have the political courage that this Congress lacks. (Quote by - Jeff Flake)

We believe, however, the additional time and investigation at the request of the company will provide Congress with a better understanding of the facts, and that Congress will be comfortable with the transaction moving forward once it does. (Quote by - Scott McClellan)

Congress did not pass last year's 2006 budget proposals. The 2007 budget proposals are very similar, and once again unfairly target agriculture. I expect Congress to reject them again. (Quote by - Saxby Chambliss)

It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels. (Quote by - Jon Corzine)

This is a good nomination in the sense that it could heal some of the wounds that may have developed over the past few years between the White House and Congress. It was necessary to get somebody who works well with Congress in order to get any fiscal restraint. But he does have his work cut out for him. (Quote by - Stephen Slivinski)

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

We welcome discussions with members of Congress on the CFIUS process. We'll be talking with members of Congress about their ideas. (Quote by - Maria Tamburri)

The 105th Congress was a small-business friendly Congress, .. Small business had some key legislative victories because these lawmakers understand how important small business is to the economy. (Quote by - Jack Faris)

I think the American people were saying we do not want to have further investigation. We want to close this off. They clearly made a separation between the personal conduct .. They want Congress to wrap it up, get it behind them, so we can get on to the issues that the president has been working with Congress. (Quote by - Roy Romer)

It is quite possible that Wal-Mart could, at some point, follow a similar course by simply opening a thousand bank branches in its stores and then challenging Congress to close them down. We think Wal-Mart will do this and that Congress will back down. (Quote by - Richard Bove)

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision. (Quote by - Barber B. Conable, Jr.)

Wilderness preservation is one area of environmental progress where Congress could write a surprisingly impressive record of accomplishment in 2006. In state after state, ordinary citizens inspired by these successes are working hard to encourage Congress to complete action on other pending wilderness proposals. (Quote by - Mike Matz)

Thomas Jefferson explained, Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated. .. If Congress can determine what constitutes the general welfare and can appropriate money for its advancement, where is the limitation to carrying into execution whatever can be effected by money?. (Quote by - William Drayton)

ESA-related costs are paid in an inequitable way. Although Congress determined in 1973 that the preservation of endangered species was in the interest of the U.S. as a whole, Congress did not arrange for the nation as a whole to bear the costs of recovery. Instead, these costs are largely borne by the private landowners on whose property rare species are found, regardless of the ability of any particular landowner to bear these costs. (Quote by - Peyton Knight)

Our interest is to see that Congress is fully briefed. We believe that the more information they have, the more supportive Congress will be. (Quote by - Scott McClellan)

What the Congress and the companies are able to work out, we'll support and cooperate with so long as it does not involve a summary decision by the Congress that blocks this transaction. (Quote by - Stephen Hadley)

The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really compete against another team. (Quote by - Cal Thomas)

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