One way we gave small businesses more money to invest was by extending tax provisions on expensing. This allows businesses to immediately write off things like equipment, without being burdened by depreciation requirements.— Dennis Hastert
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The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.
On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part.
We've been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We're beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone.
The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees - just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer.
It's estimated for every $1 billion we spend on road construction, nearly 48,000 jobs are created.
The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet, but the last thing this Congress should be doing is trying to stifle public debate online.
Today, nearly 40 percent of a senior's healthcare spending is on pharmaceutical medications.
What makes America great is that we can come together during times of national tragedy.
With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways, economists believe that our ability to compete internationally is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
Our world has evolved and grown more technologically savvy.
Lawmakers need to adjust to these changes.
America's economy is resilient, and I am confident that Republican pro-growth policies will continue to keep our economy growing - just as it has since after the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
You can't jam change down the American people's throat.
Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.
Just like families must live within their budgets, the Federal Government must live within its means. We have passed appropriations bills that have been fiscally responsible while recognizing our national priorities.
Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more Americans who want a job find one. Republican economic policies based on tax relief are working for the American people.
The illegal drug trade is the financial engine that fuels many terrorist organizations around the world, including Osama bin Laden.
Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers.
There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients.
Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion's share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps.
When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals.
Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty.
And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law.
It's a tough time my friends. We need to make sacrifices to ensure our troops have the tools they need in order to get the job done. This budget will help us win the War on Terror.
But, if you don't like your current Rx coverage or don't have any coverage to begin with, you'll now have the choice to add this new affordable option to your current Medicare plan.
By restraining spending and by cutting the deficit, Republican policies are helping to keep our economy strong.
Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world.
Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed.
You see, we all want the same things.
We want to be able to take care of our families, provide for our children, to have a roof over our heads and a good-paying job.
She has all the qualities of leadership, except followers.
It is only in Washington where many still have a lingering animosity for the political parties. My friends, we need to get over it.
At the end of the day, my hope is that when the new Medicare- Prescription Drug Law gets up and fully running a lot more seniors will pay a whole lot less than they do today for their much-needed medications.
You know, when companies who have made a commitment and have legacy costs and all of a sudden want to walk away from that commitment and lay it on the federal government, that's a problem. It's a fiscal problem for us.
We want to make sure that Social Security is fixed for those people who have had that promise and there's something in the future for our younger workers. And we're not about to do a welfare program.
Death just shouldn't be a taxable event.
Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong.
The Founding Fathers believed that our Creator gave us certain inalienable rights. The Pledge of Allegiance simply reinforces the beliefs that led to the birth of our great nation. It is an oath of our fidelity to our country, and I am disappointed that the [9th Circuit] Court chose to rule against this American treasure.