Jeff Bingaman Quotes

11 Jeff Bingaman quotes:

"The diversion of Social Security revenues to private investment accounts would shift much of the risks of old-age back to low-income seniors, and pose very serious challenges to families who depend on social security's survivor and disability insurance benefits."
"[The Center for Constitutional Rights has called for] emergency action ... The conscience of our nation is up for grabs."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"I have no doubt that Ms. Norton is an extremely decent and capable person ... I do have doubts about some of the policies she has promoted and whether they are consistent with the responsibilities of the job of Secretary of Interior."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"Today, energy prices are at historic highs. Some analysts estimate that energy price shocks this year could cost American consumers more than $40 billion. Speaking very frankly, we cannot afford this kind of expense."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"I strongly believe that securing our nation's borders is a fundamental responsibility of the federal government, ... This is not a burden that should fall on local communities that lack the resources to deal with the influx of illegal (immigrants) and the increase in border violence."
"This is a program that's very important for the low-income seniors who depend upon it, ... I don't think most of them are aware that Congress has failed to extend the program."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Income Quotes
"Frankly, reconciling some of (her) past views with current testimony is not that easy, but I take Gale Norton at her word. Based on her testimony, because of the promises she made at the hearing, I will support her nomination."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"The truth is, this is something the administration would dearly like."
Author: Bingaman Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It's a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work."

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