Lawmakers Quotes

Lawmakers Quotes by Chuck Grassley, Argus Hamilton, Jim Nussle, Henry David Thoreau, Dominic Raab, Rush Limbaugh and many others.

I’m the policy-maker; I’m the lawmaker.
Certainly accountability of government is what people are clamoring for; they want to know that when lawmakers make a promise or a proposal, you can actually accomplish it.
The man who takes the liberty to live is superior to all the laws, by virtue of his relation to the lawmaker.
Courts should interpret the law but leave elected lawmakers to create it.
If I were a Catholic, I’d be asking what’s going on here. I really would. “The pope also broke with his predecessors by suggesting that Catholic lawmakers are free to vote for same-sex marriage and civil unions.”
Lawmakers in both political parties have often acceded to unions’ requests to avoid political confrontations or to curry favor. They have pushed difficult choices into the future.
Lawmakers need to be better stewards of policy and update it, not just keep adding on top of old laws.
You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.
President Obama’s reelection started the countdown for lawmakers to address the fiscal cliff and the statutory debt limit. Unless the President and House Republicans can agree on changes to current law, the U.S. economy will be in recession by spring.
Politicians and lawmakers are willing to watch us take us a knee, watch us march, watch us picket and protest – and wait us out. They are willing and prepared to outlast us – and, in most cases, to do absolutely nothing about the problems we highlight and amplify.
Anyone who knows gangs knows that lawmakers cannot conceive of a law that would lead a hard-core gang member to ‘think twice.’
The youth don’t vote lawmakers into office, and as a result, they don’t work for them.
We all need to call upon our lawmakers to create a path to citizenship for hard-working, law-abiding undocumented people and their families.
One of the things I love most about the Capitol Hill beat is that I have regular access to the lawmakers I cover.
Senator [Tom] Cotton and his fellow lawmakers are back in D.C. and Republicans are split, they are divided about what to do with the repeal to feel Affordable Care Act. That`s topic that Senator Cotton was really berated for at that town hall event that almost did not happen.
Wall Street banks have the right to express their views to lawmakers and regulators through lobbying, but the law is clear: If they want to influence lawmakers, they must disclose their lobbying expenditures.
I spend as little time with lawmakers as possible. Many are great. And more than you expect want real change. But they’re not going to do anything till we, the outsiders, force them to adopt it.
We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
When an organization is willing to support only lawmakers who are with it 100 percent of the time, it virtually guarantees that the debate will be bitterly partisan.
Undoubtedly, Mexico‘s crime-related problems have become a focus of attention among lawmakers, law enforcement, and the media in the United States.
Congress is where Americans are supposed to have our big, messy political fights. That’s because the people who make the laws need to be hired and fired by the people. Don’t like the laws? Fire the lawmakers.
What is… disturbing to me is that many of these pro-Israeli lawmakers sit on the House International Relations Committee despite the obvious conflict of interest that their emotional attachments to Israel cause… The Israeli occupation of all territories must end, including Congress.
In the long run, lawmakers should keep in mind that tax rates are far from the only reason a rich person might consider flight: Decaying infrastructure and degrading public services are surely just as important.
You should go to the polls, organize yourself. But once lawmakers are chosen, they must be respected.
As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election.
I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.
Until lawmakers can disentangle property taxes from public education, inequalities – perpetuated by the Supreme Court and Congress – will persist.
That’s what made it so frightening to the lawmakers: Love obeys no laws other than its own.
Most companies aim to get bigger. But beyond a certain point, bigness becomes synonymous with badness. Think of Big Pharma, Big Auto, Big Oil. Worse, if you are regularly described as one of the Big Four, Five, or Six in any business sector, you are probably already in the sights of regulators and lawmakers.
Congress has an obligation to make controversial decisions on how to handle undocumented immigration. Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have refused to take the tough votes on the issue for decades. Whether it’s been to take advantage of cheap labor or for political purposes, both sides are guilty.
Lawyers from the NSA, as well as the UK’s GCHQ, work very hard to search for loopholes in laws and constitutional protections that they can use to justify indiscriminate, dragnet surveillance operations that were at best unwittingly authorized by lawmakers.
Susan Brooks is a hard-working public servant who has spent her career fighting for Hoosiers. In Congress, she was the first woman from Indiana to chair a committee, and has become one of the most effective lawmakers in Washington: her dedicated work on behalf of her constituents and our state will be missed.
It is much to be wished that one had a post that knew what it was doing again; and lawmakers that knew what they were doing. If I were the Government, I should feel rather ashamed of making regulations one month and unmaking them the next.
Gays and lesbians gained rights in this country though activism and organizing, creating political space and demanding change so that lawmakers and justices could do what they knew was right. That organizing allowed Americans to get to know gays and lesbians as our daughters and sons, our neighbors, and our friends.
When lawmakers start to make laws that hurt single women, often the women that they’re hurting the most are not the economically powerful ones. They’re not Sandra Fluke. They’re not Lena Dunham, who conservatives hate more than anybody. They’re hurting low-earning single mothers.
We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
Money often determines not only who gets elected, but what gets done. Which voices do lawmakers listen to, the banks or home owners, coal companies, or asthma sufferers, the CEOs or the unemployed?
Massachusetts became the first state to marry gay couples, though lawmakers say allowing gay couples to get married raises a lot of questions. You know, such as: does that best man invite both guys to the bachelor party?
Federal lawmakers need to change the rules so that vehicles converted to use new fuels can be put on the road; the only restriction should be that they pass the same standard state tests that all other cars do.
If [lawmakers] lose elections in part because of their votes on the background-check bill or their position on the terror gap bill, then there will be a rethinking of this issue within the Republican conference.
The argument that most lawmakers make about graffiti is that it’s illegal because it’s an eyesore, but you could easily argue that a lot of advertising is an eyesore.
Lawmakers are scandalized when they see a soldier, but they were not scandalized when gang members entered the Legislative Assembly to negotiate the lives of Salvadorans.
Once the country voted for Brexit, I wanted the prime minister to make a success of it, but I knew that unpicking 45 years of entwinement with the E.U. would be impossible without our elected lawmakers being fully involved.
The groups who spend the most on lobbying lawmakers in Washington are well-known: ExxonMobil, Boeing, AT&T, General Electric.
Judges should always behave judicially by adjudicating, never politically by legislating. I leave policy to policymakers. They’re preeminent, but they’re not omnipotent. In other words, lawmakers decide if laws pass, but judges decide if laws pass muster.
I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers.
Lawmakers zealously guard their prerogatives, and as much as some might oppose a minimum-wage increase, they will not want to see the issue taken out of their hands.
Yesterday I, along with a bipartisan Congressional Delegation of lawmakers, inspected the detention facilities at Guantanamo used to house individuals detained in the War on Terrorism.
U.S. lawmakers should take a firm and principled stand consistent with their rhetoric about the importance of human rights and democracy in Egypt.
Success can be built on a strong relationship between a lobbyist and a single, powerful lawmaker.
As a member of Congress, a coequal branch of government designed by our founders to provide checks and balances on the executive branch, I believe that lawmakers must fulfill our oversight duty as well as keep the American people informed of the current danger.
I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
As state and federal lawmakers debate the country’s energy policies and Colorado‘s role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let’s hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
As a country, we should be moving forward, but instead conservative lawmakers keep dragging us back.
… the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy.
As lawmakers, our job is to listen to our constituents. If our phones are ringing off the hook with people demanding to know where we stand on an issue, we pay attention.
When I’m standing in front of all those lawmakers in the European Parliament, then I’m a speaker, when I’m singing, I’m a singer. If I’m on the catwalk, then I’m being a model. That can all happen in one week or even on the same day.
We have the power, as lawmakers, to find ways to support our young men and identify solutions to the hardships they regularly experience.
Our capitol punishment system is haunted by the demon of error- error in determining guilt, error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die… The legislation couldn’t reform it. Lawmakers won‘t repeal it. I won’t stand for it. I had to act… I am commuting the sentences of all death row inmates.
It is not in our interest to sign economic policy agreements with the IMF, as that unnecessarily limits the room to manoeuvre of… the Hungarian government, Hungarian parliament and lawmakers.
Lawmakers must stand up for companies that choose public safety over profit margins.
Lawmakers have good reason to want a healthy broadcast industry. Broadcast TV stations provide more than 186,000 jobs on an annual basis, which directly generate more than $30 billion in economic activity.
There are online forms you can fill out to send to your lawmakers, demanding that nothing – nothing at all or in any way – be done about any guns whatever, anywhere.
Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
In the 1850s, as the numbers of Americans who were not invested in the slave system grew, the South‘s leaders felt they had to entrench their power in the government or it was only a question of time until lawmakers would begin to regulate, or even outlaw, slavery.
We have a situation where we have a lawmaker here in California who says that if you spank the child, you spank them, you’re going to go to jail for a year or you’re going to pay a $1,000 fine.
Lawmakers who attempt to find solutions to the havoc ObamaCare has wreaked across the nation are taking healthcare protections away from newborns.
No mother should worry about dying during childbirth in the twenty-first century – and rising maternal death rates in the United States should spark alarm for lawmakers and the general public.
It seems like when I was growing up there was more compromise, wanting to work with each other, and I think all of them – all of the lawmakers – have hearts to do what’s right, and they all are passionate about it.
Listen, we all have to agree that there is too much litigation going on in this world. But every year it seems to multiply tenfold. Why can’t we stop it? Well, it’s because the lawmakers in Congress and the Senate are almost all lawyers, too!
Lawmakers should focus on building strong coalitions, including across the aisle, as they create, draft, and develop effective legislation.
The American people are much more practical than Republican lawmakers on equal pay, on the minimum wage, on same-sex marriage, and on basic civil rights.
America draws tremendous strength from its diversity, which prompts the question, as Congress contemplates comprehensive immigration reform, why are some lawmakers aiming to curb diversity instead of promoting it?