Richard Gephardt Quotes

31 Richard Gephardt quotes:

"We must take immediate action to maximize the safety of all Americans, ... It is a debate about meeting the needs of our country now, not waiting for several months."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"One of the most important virtues of the American character is our ability to approach the complexities that life presents us with common sense and decency, ... The considered judgment of the American people is not going to rise or fall on the fine distinctions of a legal argument but on straight talk and the truth. It is time for the president and the Congress to follow that common sense for the good of the country."
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"Our plan will help families and businesses cut energy costs now, ... It will make America a world leader in energy efficiency, through our bottomless capacity in innovation and new technology to improve people's lives. We will create traditional and renewable sources of energy without sacrificing the environment and our children's future."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: America Quotes
"There is now widespread agreement that this measure will do next to nothing for the American people,"
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"America needs a serious economic discussion that brings in the best minds and a wide variety of opinions focused on the best way to create long-term economic growth and opportunity for all Americans."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: America Quotes
"We gain courage and effort and a desire to work with you from what you have done, ... We are trying to be ... half as good as you have been in what we do."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"This is a national emergency. This is a national crisis, and we cannot worry about what the budgetary costs are. We have to get this done,"
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"I suggest to members that we're making a mistake with this budget, ... It's a $2 trillion-plus tax cut that mostly goes to the richest Americans."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Budgets Quotes
"This is happening without a budget, without hearings, without input from anybody,"
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Budgets Quotes
"When I'm the nominee, ... I'm going to have Bill Clinton out on the road for me, fighting to win this presidency."
"We believe that he's [Burton] disqualified himself because of the way he's conducted himself; he has not been shown to be impartial and objective; he has put out hundreds of subpoenas without a vote from the committee for the first time in the history of the committee; and lately he's been putting out edited transcripts of what should have been confidential conversations, but he's gone the further step of editing them to make them look bad for the administration,"
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"Everybody needs to decide this on their own, what their conscience dictates, what their hearts and minds tell them to do,"
"Obviously, if he has broken rules or done something that's wrong, he will have to stand the consequences, ... Meet the Press."
"And politically he has to stand the consequences with his constituents in California, who he is going to talk to in the next few days. But to rush to judgment now and say we know this or that or the other, we don't know a lot of these facts. A lot of it has been rumor and innuendo."
"My hope is that we can effectively and expeditiously receive this plan from the president, work it through the Congress, and try to make it a reality as quickly as possible,"
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"This is a Bart Simpson Congress: underachievers and proud of it."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"We are working together here in the Congress in a completely nonpartisan way,"
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"They've scheduled two hours debate on a trillion dollar tax cut. That's crazy."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"Don't let them fool you that we have a deal. We don't. We're not going to have a rush job here and vote for that much of a bill that we haven't read,"
"It is a weekly, and now daily, drumbeat of rollbacks of hard-fought and hard-won progress to protect the air and the water and the wilderness and the environment of this country, ... This is the most alarming rollback in environmental efforts that we have ever seen."
Author: Gephardt Quotes Category: Progress Quotes

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