Quotes and Sayings about Legislation



"I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

"No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions."
- David Baker
(Related: Technology, Education, Cure, Customer, Effort, Legislation, Will)

"And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

"I will always support legislation which respects and values life."
- Gresham Barrett
(Related: Life, Values, Legislation, Support, Will)

"Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Power, Forget, Language, Legislation, Speech)

"New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Work, Labor, Legislation, Prostitution)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Happiness, Legislation, Morals)

"This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Children, Comfort, Internet, Legislation, Libraries, Parents, Schools)

"So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

"Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Extreme, Gifts, Legislation, Oil, Vote)

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Power, Legislation)

"The first legislation that I produced relating to the Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from being used for anything other than research and scientific and educational communication."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Being, Communication, First, Internet, Law, Legislation, Research)

"The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Death, People, American, Day, Interest, Kids, Legislation)

"Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich."
- Arthur Bryant
(Related: Legislation, Persecution, Property, Years)

"Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Congress, Legislation, Trade, Will, Wishes)

"That's possible, and in fact the legislation, the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Politics, Children, Fact, Legislation)

"The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Government, Day, Law, Legislation)

"Cap the well, yes. Clear up the mess, yes. Make compensation - yes, absolutely. But would it be right to have legislation that independently targets BP rather than other companies? I don't think that - would be right."
- David Cameron
(Related: Legislation, Right)

"In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Abortion, Legislation, Persuasion)

"I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: History, Legislation, May)

"Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Legislation, Nation, Needs, Now, Post, World)

"At a time when we have much work to do to address our Nation's critical infrastructure, and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair, this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Time, Work, Jobs, Legislation, Nation)

"I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Legislation, Past)

"Reconciliation cannot be used to pass comprehensive health care reform. It won't work because it was never designed for that kind of significant legislation; it was designed for deficit reduction."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Health, Work, Care, Legislation, Reform)

"The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it."
- John Conyers
(Related: Management, Legislation, News, Party, Potential, Security, Today, World)

"The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite."
- John Conyers
(Related: Truth, Legislation, Republicans, Years)

"Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Purpose, Legislation, Party)

"In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Quality, Day, Earth, Improvement, Legislation, Nation, Rivers, Support, Water)

"Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn't help much. Basically, it's going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Help, Legislation, Recycling, Talking, Years)

"President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Women, Work, Hope, Country, Day, Importance, Legislation, President, Wages)

"The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Energy, Legislation, Oil, Reform, Republicans)

"Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Government, African, Countries, Legislation, Morals, Result)

"If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration."
- John Dingell
(Related: Trust, War, Peace, Being, Congress, Facts, Legislation, President, Question, Senate)

"We don't want crimes committed in New Mexico falling through the cracks. This legislation ensures that there is no area of our state where crimes can be committed without consequence."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Legislation, State, Want)

"We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Wisdom, Legislation)

"We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Economy, Rights, Human rights, Legislation, Parliament, Years)

"A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Control, Legislation, Woman)

"This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

"We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount and, on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs."
- Doug Elmendorf
(Related: Health, Care, Legislation, Responsibility)

"What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?"
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Politics, Failure, America, Legislation, Majority, Mind, Security)

"We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge. This topic is too important to the public to address it in such a back-door manner. We should be having a full, open discussion of the issue during an energy debate."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Debate, Energy, Legislation, Open, Public)

"Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Design, Home, Children, Information, Internet, Legislation, Parents, Safety, Teachers, Trade)

"Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Democracy, Legislation, Light, Republicans, Will, World)

"For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it was perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Legislation, Poor, Sense, Welfare)

"I'll sign anything except bad legislation."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Legislation)

"Inflation is taxation without legislation."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Inflation, Legislation, Taxation)

"Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Inflation, Legislation, Taxation)

"This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Peace, Truth, Management, Cooperation, Legislation, Water)

"Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: People, Care, Legislation, Will)

"All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing."
- Elinor Glyn
(Related: Kissing, Legislation, Will, World)

"Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Accident, Disease, Legislation, Occupation)

"And then of course, obviously as far as issues such as global warming, something has to be done on the corporate side, there has to be some mandate or some legislation."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Corporate, Global warming, Legislation)

"I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Abortion, Alliance, Legislation)

"I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

"If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Battle, Legislation, Now, Separation, Will)

"The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Government, Abuse, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Legislation, Poverty, Terrorism, Years)

"Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Injury, Interest, Legislation, Welfare)

"Regardless of my legislation, spending has to be stopped."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Legislation)

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Benefits, Cause, Legislation, Light, Will, Wrongs)

"Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research."
- Nancy L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Hope, American, Legislation, Research, Support, Today)

"The very fact that women now form about one-fifth of the employes in manufacture and commerce in this country has opened a vast field of industrial legislation directly affecting women as wage-earners."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Women, Commerce, Country, Fact, Legislation, Now, Wage)

"We have increased conservation spending, enacted legislation that enables us to clean up and redevelop abandoned brownfields sites across the country, and implemented new clean water standards that will protect us from arsenic."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Conservation, Country, Legislation, Water, Will)

"In the underlying bill, I think the authors of the legislation, those in support of it, understand the use of the Mississippi River. Yes, there is commercial navigation on it, and there will be tomorrow."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Legislation, Navigation, Support, Tomorrow, Will)

"My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan."
- Peter King
(Related: America, Court, Help, Legislation, states, Trials, United)

"I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' that Sens. Lieberman and Collins have now proposed, and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation. It is time for this discriminatory policy to end, and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative path that could lead to that result."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Time, Policy, End, Legislation, Now, Result, Will)

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: Actions, Laws, Legislation, Prejudice)

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Health, Care, Constitution, Legislation, Night, Reform, State)

"Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

"This year I hope to introduce legislation that would require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item on customer's power bills."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Power, Hope, Customer, Legislation)

"Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly forest fires this season, and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation that will expedite the research and restoration process."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Legislation, Research, Washington, Will)

"People in Eastern Washington should be confident in knowing that the government will not come and seize their property or farm land. Legislation is needed to correct this decision and restore the principle of having limited government involvement."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Government, People, Decision, Land, Legislation, Property, Washington, Will)

"The dependence of one people upon another, even for the benefits of legislation, is the deepest source of national weakness."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: People, Benefits, Dependence, Legislation, Weakness)

"Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation, another."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Religion, Legislation)

"Slovakia's joining the OECD in 1999 is totally dependent on meeting economic reforms required such as transparency and legislation that permits fair and open conduct of trade and business."
- John Mica
(Related: Business, Legislation, Meeting, Open, Trade)

"Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility after we pass legislation, we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Work, Draft, Legislation, Responsibility, Waiting)

"The Secure Fence Act, which authorizes the construction of 700 miles of security barriers along the southwest border, has now been sent to President Bush for his signature. This piece of legislation is an important piece of the border security puzzle."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Act, Legislation, Now, President, Security)

"This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Help, Hurt, Injury, Lawyers, Legislation, Will)

"Speaker Newt Gingrich has appointed a task force, which I'm on, and over the next couple months the task force is going to try to come up with legislation that does what we're all trying to do. I feel pretty good about the members that are on the task force."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Force, Legislation, Months, Pretty, Trying)

"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'"
- Barack Obama
(Related: Music, Compromise, Legislation, Sense)

"In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: People, Legislation, Opposition)

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Selling, Buying, First, Legislation, Legislators)

"I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance, research and preventive services aimed at reducing the rate of birth defects."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Legislation, March, Prevention, Research)

"When we visited with legislative counsel, they told us that the only way to effectively accomplish what we were trying to do was to put the words in the legislation."
- Doug Ose
(Related: Legislation, Trying, Words)

"Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Act, Congress, Constitution, Healthcare, Legislation, Senate, Understanding, Words)

"It is very difficult to get legislation passed. But then the danger always is that you have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power."
- Major Owens
(Related: Power, Danger, Exercise, Legislation)

"People's lives have to change as a result of this legislation."
- Major Owens
(Related: Change, People, Legislation, Result)

"I think some combined pressure could go a long way, could establish the fact that this legislation did pass and we mean business by it. We mean to have it enforced, we mean to have it become effective."
- Major Owens
(Related: Business, Fact, Legislation, Pressure)

"I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: American, Benefits, Jobs, Legislation, Support, Will)

"I will continue to support legislation that provides American families and Seniors affordable health care."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Health, American, Care, Legislation, Support, Will)

"As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid."
- Isabel Paterson
(Related: Laws, Legislation)

"My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive. We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Fight, Legislation)

"The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill."
- Mike Pence
(Related: War, Democrats, Legislation, Liberals, Reality)

"It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Goals, Agreement, Legislation)

"The CARE bill is an important piece of patient-care legislation. It will improve the quality of radiologic procedures performed throughout the United States as well as assist in reducing the cost incurred by the Federal government for these procedures."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Government, Quality, Care, Legislation, states, United, Will)

"The Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act of 2005 is bipartisan legislation directing funding and promoting education and research toward the goal of preventing, treating and curing arthritis."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Education, Control, Goal, Act, Cure, Legislation, Prevention, Research)

"Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves, but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Family, Hope, Importance, Legislation, Programming, Public)

"A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

"Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, People, Actions, American, Charity, Compassion, Desire, Legislation, Today)

"I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Conscience, Drilling, Legislation, Oil, Open, Vote, Wildlife)

"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Russia)

"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
- Thomas Reed
(Related: Hope, Legislation, World)

"The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Power, Idea, Control, Authority, Conformity, Force, Legislation, Man, Nations, Now, Parliament, Perfection, Police, Right, Rules)

"If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us."
- Jane Rule
(Related: People, Gay, Legislation, Majority, Population, Tomorrow)

"Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Congress, Legislation)

"Last year, I was proud to be an original co-sponsor of legislation that would increase federal judges' salaries by more than 40 percent. It also built in a cost of living adjustment, so the Judicial Branch would not be dependent on the Legislative Branch for increases each year."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Judges, Legislation, Living)

"If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality, remeber that legislation IS morality."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Morality, Legislation)

"For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears no relation to the legislation itself."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Act, Law, Legislation, Opponents)

"As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation that will affect the lives of immigrants, it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Congress, Debate, Legislation, Nation, Will)

"But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: EnglFancy, Fraud, Legislation, Mind, Study, Will)

"Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Congress, Energy, Legislation, Now)

"Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Labor, Legislation, Mankind, Protection, Value)

"In early January I introduced my legislation, which, besides prohibiting Federal funding of human cloning, also expresses the sense of Congress that foreign nations should establish total prohibition on human cloning as well."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Congress, Legislation, Nations, Prohibition, Sense)

"My legislation, the Simple Savings Tax Relief Act of 2005, simply eliminates the taxation of interest earned in savings accounts, such as passbook savings accounts or bank certificates of deposit."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Act, Tax, Interest, Legislation, Taxation)

"Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about."
- Michael Steele
(Related: History, African, Civil rights, Community, Legislation, Party, Republican, Struggle, Voice, Years)

"In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies the free government and liberal principles of legislation, for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry with her the revelations of God."
- John Strachan
(Related: Government, God, Legislation, Liberal, Principles)

"The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation which would preserve overtime pay for all workers."
- John Sweeney
(Related: Legislation, Workers)

"The world is not going to be saved by legislation."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Legislation, World)

"A system in which we may have an enforced rest from legislation for two years is not bad."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Legislation, May, Rest, Years)

"The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future."
- James Talent
(Related: Work, Marriage, People, Future, Legislation, Now, Old, Reform, Understanding, Welfare, Will)

"Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's legislation and America's middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: America, Choice, Class, Ending, Legislation, Middle class, Republican, Today, Will, Years)

"The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: Congress, Law, Legislation, Support)

"It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890, were taken away by legislation of 1890."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Rights, Legislation, Minority)

"They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit was filed and we spent many months litigating, rather than trying to come up with legislation and move forward on that front."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Legislation, Months, Trying)

"There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry - for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Money, Film, Giving, Legislation, Sales, Sharing)

"The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Difficulty, Film, Legislation, Present, State, Television)

"In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation that could assist film production because private broadcasters are not interested in supporting Polish film."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Europe, Film, Legislation, Production, Television)

"Awareness has changed so that every act for children, every piece of legislation recognizes that children are part of families and that it is within families that children grow and thrive or don't."
- Bernice Weissbourd
(Related: Act, Awareness, Children, Legislation)

"The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force, as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance it is the normal and final authority."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Authority, Force, Importance, Legislation, Rest)

"Legislation to create a new 10 percent tax bracket, reduce the marriage penalty, cut the tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and increase the child tax credit have been essential elements in this economic expansion."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Marriage, Credit, Tax, Legislation)

"The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success, by no revolution, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction."
- Fernando Wood
(Related: Power, Success, Revolution, Legislation, Man, Military)

"Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Intolerance, Legislation, Open, Persecution, Religious)