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Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Does he [the president] possess the power of making war? That power is exclusively vested in Congress. . . . It is the exclusive province of Congress to change a state of peace into a state of war. (Quote by - William Paterson)

While many members of Congress have some reservations, members of Congress by and large have decided this is the right thing to do at the right time. But now he must take this to the public. (Quote by - Martin Frost)

This is about the right of the Congress to oversee the executive branch, the right of the GAO to assist Congress, .. Our concern is that never before have we had a situation where an administration has refused to provide this kind of information, whether it be a Democratic or Republican administration. (Quote by - David Walker)

Since this is constitutional it does not impinge on the powers of Congress. Congress, however, must observe its own rules in the power of inquiry in aid of legislation while the rights of the witnesses should be respected. (Quote by - Ismael Khan)

Every man in it is a great man, an orator, a critic, a statesman; and therefore every man upon every question must show his oratory, his criticism, and his political abilities. (Quote by - John Adams)

Some statesmen go to Congress and some go to jail. It is the same thing, after all. (Quote by - Eugene Field)

Until last year, Congress was just a club; we are trying to make it more serious and more influential for the student body. We are looking to reform our committees to make ourselves more respected and more advertised. We are trying to become more visible in the community as well as make Congress more visible on campus though we know we still have a long way to go. (Quote by - Pat Doherty)

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority. (Quote by - Barber B. Conable, Jr.)

In foreign affairs, the president can do what he wants unless Congress says no. In domestic policy, the president can't do anything unless Congress says yes. (Quote by - James Lindsay)

We intend to take that judgment of liability, and seek to apply it to every single person who was damaged because of the flooding of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. We are off to Congress to get Congress and the White House to agree to a Katrina Victims Compensation Fund. (Quote by - Pierce O'Donnell)

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line. (Quote by - Andy Grove)

Obviously they're getting a lot of flak from Congress and the Europeans as well. It was going to happen at some point anyway. It probably happened sooner than it would have if Congress and the administration hadn't said anything. (Quote by - Jay Bryson)

Our focus is on continuing to work with Congress to move forward on this issue. The lines of communication are open. There are members who have concerns. We believe it's important to work with Congress to address those concerns, and find a way forward. (Quote by - Scott McClellan)

This is the cost of Congress letting oil companies write public policy. The oil and gas royalty holiday is one of the most egregious giveaways of taxpayer money in our history and it can and should be stopped. This program is not justified, period. But it is even more outrageous coming at a time when Congress is cutting food stamps, home heating assistance and college loans for poor and middle class families. You just cannot justify giving away $7 billion in tax dollars to oil companies recording the largest profits ever in corporate history. (Quote by - George Miller)

Too many members of Congress are too involved in grabbing what they can for their states or districts without enough emphasis on overall fiscal restraint for the sake of the nation as a whole. We need a new era of fiscal sanity. I am not willing to subject my children and grandchildren to the level of debt that Congress has created. (Quote by - John Ensign)

We're in a situation now akin to how people feel about Congress; you may hate Congress in general, but you love your congressman. And with all the skepticism and doubt out there, there's still a lot of evidence that we .. are still trusted by a great number of people. (Quote by - David Boardman)

Do you pray for the Senators, Dr. Hale? someone asked the chaplain. "No, I look at the Senators and pray for the country.". (Quote by - Edward Everett Hale)

It's hard for the White House to regain momentum if the Congress is in disarray. It ties up the Republicans in Congress and limits their ability to execute any White House agenda. (Quote by - Cal Jillson)

I think Chairman Davis has said he would always prefer that baseball strengthens its own policies and not leave it to Congress to legislate. In the absence of any action, he believes Congress is ready to move forward. (Quote by - Robert White)

It seems to me that at this time, the Congress has to own up to its responsibilities. Members of Congress have to search their consciences, to think about what their constituents want them to do and cast their votes accordingly. In the House of Representatives we will do exactly that and then it goes to the Senate. I am sure the Senate will do that as well. (Quote by - Bob Livingston)

I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America! (Quote by - Harry S. Truman)

We thank those Senators, both Republican and Democrat, who stood firm against tremendous pressure from the Bush administration, pro-drilling members of Congress and their allies in the oil industry. They recognize that the budget is an inappropriate place to decide controversial national policy matters like America's energy policy. We urge all members of Congress to remain steadfast in their belief that the vast, unspoiled wilderness of America?s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is more than a line item in the Federal Budget. (Quote by - Carl Pope)

One of the challenges of any second-term administration is you always lose a certain amount of identification with the Congress, because everybody in the Congress in the first term knows you'll be out there in the next campaign with them, .. Your motives are always a little more suspect when you don't have to face the voters again. (Quote by - Roy Blunt)

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