Don't condemn the gangbangers, they've got guns that are trafficked, that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don't have sensible gun legislation.— Sheila Jackson Lee
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Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, north and south.
As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain.
Love is like a roller coaster. It can take you to the highest, most spectacular heights or drop you to bottom in seconds. However, even with the risks, love is undoubtedly worth it in the end.
We have not won the battle against drug trafficking.
Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress.
It's all right to agree or disagree on the balanced budget amendment.
It's all right to talk about how we're going to appropriate.
I took and received campaign donations under the existing laws.
By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.
America, I am not ignoring you.
People have been turned away from hospitals simply because they have no insurance. People have been put out of hospitals because they have reached the lifetime caps.
What am I a prostitute? Am I your prostitute? You can't prostitute me.
The minority must have involvement in society.
You can have different cultural practices that you accept. But if you are going to adopt democracy in government, then the government itself must allow the minority to be heard.
Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund.' For that is what it is - for people to be able to live.
Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.
My town hall meetings are with friends and neighbors, fellow Americans. We engage.
Entitlements is not sic the issue. And if so, cool heads can sit down and engage the American people and tell us how many seniors in nursing homes do we want to throw out in the street? ... And then who wants to make a fuss about Medicare when it's solvent until 2024? ... Who wants to make a fuss about Social Security when it's solvent - and it's about, 'You earned it'?
Millions of Americans find community, comfort and support in their faith.
Many of us in Congress have been calling on the Administration to articulate a bold mission for NASA. It seems that the President is answering that call. I wholeheartedly support his vision for going back to the moon, and from there to worlds beyond.