Quotes and Sayings about Senators



"Really, life is complicated enough without having a bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the privacy of our own homes."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Life, Privacy, Senators)

"Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate, using a majority of the senators, to make sure that we get health reform done. We cannot wait another day."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Health, Day, Majority, Reform, Rules, Senate, Senators)

"Iraq has become, for better or for worse, the front on the war on terrorism, and so we've got to do this, and I can understand why congressmen and senators would take their responsibility seriously, but I think in the end we'll get the money."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Money, War, End, Iraq, Responsibility, Senators, Terrorism)

"I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Balance, Common sense, Conservative, Senators)

"If you look at where presidents come from, they're former governors or senators."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Senators)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators."
- Juan Cole
(Related: American, Iraq, Law, Senators)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"Senators will do what they think they need to do to represent their constituents."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Senators, Will)

"Justices are not politicians. They don't run on a political platform, and senators should not ask them to do so."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Politicians, Senators)

"Rome had Senators too, that's why it declined."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Rome, Senators)

"Senators, like everyone else, want to feel a part of this decision-making process. They want to feel included."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Decision, Senators, Want)

"It was important for us to be as supportive as our candidates and as our incumbent senators would have us be."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Senators)

"It simply isn't fair for senators to cut to the front of the line when seniors around the country have been forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Country, Senators)

"'Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?' No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country."
- Edward Everett Hale
(Related: Country, Senators)

"No matter how badly senators want to know things, judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss. That limitation is real, and it comes from the very nature of what judges do."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Nature, Judges, May, Senators, Want)

"The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate, and it plainly does not give a minority of senators any right to interfere with that process."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Power, Advice, Constitution, Majority, Minority, President, Right, Senate, Senators)

"The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Reason, Senators, State)

"Guess what - I am one of the ONLY senators in the whole United States Senate that is computer literate!"
- Patty Murray
(Related: Computer, Senate, Senators, states, United)

"Let's cause some senators distress."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Cause, Senators)

"It's important right now to continue to have your patients contact their senators and their congresspeople to say we have a problem. We want you to help solve it, we want you to be involved."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Help, Now, Right, Senators, Want)

"I think the Democrats are catering to them, but, you know, in the entire history of the United States of America, there has never been a judge who has been refused a vote when there was a majority of Senators willing to vote for his confirmation, never in history."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: History, America, Democrats, Majority, Senators, states, United, Vote)

"There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Day, Open, Senators)

"Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Constitution, Senators)

"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Government, Power, Country, Democracy, Forget, President, Senators)

"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty.""
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Senate, Senators)

"Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions. I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done, to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Marriage, Man, Senators, Woman)

"Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Play, Senators, Sense, Will)

"I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the Senate schedule around the availability of Senators who are running for President."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: President, Running, Senate, Senators)

"I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should. I think that the senators, as best I could tell, for the most part, Democrat and Republican, respected that."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Republican, Senators)

"I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it."
- Henry Wilson
(Related: Prayer, Senators)