Quotes about Congress.

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The 1935 Social Security Act established 65 as the age of eligibility for payouts. But welfare state politics quickly becomes a bidding war, enriching the menu of benefits, so in 1956 Congress entitled women to collect benefits at 62, extending the entitlement to men in 1961.
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I've learned from being in the woods that titles don't mean much and that actions speak a lot louder than words - even in Congress. I always look for the people who want to act - people who want to run the river or climb the mountain - even if they're not members of my political party.
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My father was in Congress when I was born. He was mayor my whole life from when I was in grade school - first grade - to when I went away to college.
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Ever since I came to Congress in 1992, there are those who have been trying to silence my voice. I've been told to 'sit down and shut up' over and over again. Well, I won't sit down and I won't shut up until the full and unvarnished truth is placed before the American people.
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Incumbents are safe, but party majorities are not. This fosters symbolic votes, message politics and little serious legislating in Congress.
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Washington and Congress are steeped in history and tradition, and that's been very male-oriented.
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I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college.
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My family was actually homeless for several years when I was a kid. It's a bit unusual for a member of Congress.
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My parents both were doing the Civil Rights Movement, were very involved with the civil rights to Congress. And my friends' parents were as well.
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I wish I could set deadlines for the Congress, but that's just not the way the Constitution is written.
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Serving in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime.
Been, Congress, Honor, Lifetime, Serving
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I wrote one terrible manuscript after another for a decade and I guess they gradually got a little less terrible. But there were many, many unpublished short stories, abandoned screenplays and novels... a Library of Congress worth of awful literature.
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The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet, but the last thing this Congress should be doing is trying to stifle public debate online.
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Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
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The Congress has now become a fairly evenly divided entity.
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The problem... is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on.
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Congress has turned its back on America's working families. There are Teamster families in every congressional district in America, and those families vote. Those who would oppose these families have done so at their own political peril.
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I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress, because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading.
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Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this bill which removes any and all incentives from the food industry to improve their products for children.
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If you look at U.S. Congress, 80 percent of them have never left the U.S.A., so I'm not surprised about Russophobia in Congress.
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Congress has the power to legislate with regard to activity that, in the aggregate, has a substantial effect on interstate commerce.
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I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would be - would love to see an expose like that.
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Campaign boot camp started as an opportunity to work in a grassroots way with people who were running for Congress. Colleagues on the Democratic National Committee were batting around different possibilities. I said, 'We should have boot camps.'
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Given the slow pace of Washington's bureaucracy, policymakers are often busy solving yesterday's problems. This rearview mirror approach afflicts Mr. Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress.
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Long before, and fully independent of, anything Congress did, President Obama made clear that he was going to preserve the indefinite detention system at Guantanamo even once he closed the camp. President Obama fully embraced indefinite detention - the defining injustice of Guantanamo - as his own policy.

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