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I am disappointed that Senator Ayotte has voted repeatedly for deep cuts in Pell Grants that would make college more expensive for thousands of New Hampshire students and voted against allowing young people to refinance their student loans.
I stand up for what is right even if it puts me in a political conundrum. Supporting Senator Sanders was one of those moments when the status quo said ‘Uh uh, bad girl.’
I want to be the health care senator.
Not only had I not expected a random call from Joe Biden, but I could never have imagined he would make that call to ask me out. I’ve been asked if I was starstruck by the fact that a U.S. senator thought I was worth a call, but I honestly wasn’t. I was flattered that someone I’d heard of was interested.
The way I see it, I’m not going to Washington to be the 60th Democratic senator. I’m going to Washington to be the second senator from the state of Minnesota.
I remember clearly the afternoon I sat down with Obama. In December 2006, he was preparing for a family trip, and the decision to run weighed heavily on his mind. As a progressive member of Congress from Illinois, I was excited and energized by the prospect of my senator, and my friend, running for president.
You can’t go to Washington as a congressman and a senator and expect to make a difference all at once. You have to earn your way.
The first time I met President Obama was 2006 in Baghdad. He was the senator from Illinois; it was a month before he actually ended up declaring. He had to come to Baghdad to kind of check that box, and I was the correspondent for ‘Newsweek’ at the time.
I want to make sure that every kid, every young boy and young girl in this country gets the opportunity to live their American dream. That’s what the role of being in Congress and being a United States senator is all about.
It is unacceptable that a senator or a representative in the American House of Representatives assist Afghanistan during the war and meet with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders, express his support for their war against the U.S., and be allowed to return to serve in Congress.
We worked very well with Mark Sanford. We stood shoulder to shoulder fighting for the principles that we believe in. But another person that stood there as well was a legislator, State Senator Larry Grooms.
I doubt the people of North Carolina will be content to allow the governor to decide or even unduly influence selecting their senator.
I went from being a senator, a young senator, to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, and becoming a national public figure. All of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want.
Senator Walsh has a long history of fighting for Montanans, both at home and in combat. He deserves respect for his courage on our behalf.
Jon Tester became a multi-millionaire in the Senate, even bought a Cosmopolitan Castle on Capitol Hill. I don’t want a castle in Washington, and I don’t think becoming a senator should make you rich enough to buy one.
I want to be a senator for everyone. I’m trying to get votes from everyone, regardless of race, or age, or gender, or sexual orientation, or disability – or even party. I’m going to Republicans and Democrats talking about the issues that concern them.
The Tea Party definitely scored a significant victory with Senator Cruz‘s election in 2012 and scored victories in some statewide primaries. But to me, as the Tea Party gets stronger within the Republican Party in Texas, the prospect of a blue Texas becomes stronger and stronger.
I applied to do a fellowship in Congress and I was accepted to be a legislative fellow, so I go to work on the personal staff of a senator. I got very lucky and got to work in the office of Senator John McCain, and it was a yearlong program.
We’d never be talking about Senator McGrath saying anything about state and local governments should be going bankrupt. I’d never even think about it.
The Second Amendment reflects the brilliance of our founders, who knew that no right is guaranteed unless we are willing to fight for it, and I remain committed to fighting for the rights of lawful gun owners as the senator for Alabama.
I have worked positively and successfully with Senator Sessions on issues like adoption and human trafficking.
Prescott Bush was himself a president of the U. S. Golf Association at one time – 1935 – before he became a U.S. senator from the state of Connecticut.
On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.
It is a great honor to serve Mississippi as its first female United States Senator.
The Democrats want government to do the spending. Senator McCain wants families to do the spending.
Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
I’m running for senator because it’s time for a change.
You could be a senior senator and have never managed more than a hundred people in your life.
Back when the powerful 19th-century senator Henry Clay was called ‘the great compromiser,’ achieving a compromise really was considered great.
I was playing Russell Long, the senator from Louisiana. I had 12 speech teachers watching me. All the other passengers on the airplane were speech teachers, and every time I got it wrong, one of the speech teachers would jump up and correct it.
When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.
My endorsement of Senator Obama will not be welcome news to my friends and family at the Clinton campaign.
I’ve been an Obama supporter since he announced he was campaigning. I was aware of him as a senator, but I wasn’t as engaged as I probably should’ve been.
As the Senator from the most populous and most diverse state in the nation – and as the first Latino Senator from California – let me just say: what a great country this is.
Here’s where I’m different from a senator. We pass continuing resolutions. We pass appropriations bills.
I had the opportunity to serve as Senator McConnell’s legal counsel in D.C. and it was a phenomenal and transformative experience.
When I was a young man, I used to dream maybe someday I could be an alderman. Instead of that I became an attorney general, a senator, a vice president, a Democratic nominee.
It is no secret that I believe my son, Attorney General Beau Biden would make a great United States Senator – just as I believe he has been a great Attorney General. But Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life, that any office he sought, he would earn on his own.
In my first week as a U.S. senator, I had the privilege of participating in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
Today I am announcing my support for Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.
I think it would help tremendously to have a senator that knows where jobs come from, that knows how to create them, that knows how to bring them back and, importantly, knows what it means to manage billions of dollars‘ worth of expenses and cut billions of dollars’ worth of expenses.
My grandfather was a popular senator, known as an advocate for fiscal responsibility, including the line-item veto for the president.
Minnesotans know the difference between the job of satirist and the job of senator. And so do I.
Liberals tried to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions when news emerged that his congressional testimony did not clearly articulate his minimal, par-for-the-course communications with the Russian ambassador while he was a Senator.
We work for the public, and I believe that if a senator wants to block a piece of legislation or a nominee, they owe the public an explanation.
The way I see it, I’m not going to Washington to be the 60th Democratic senator. I’m going to Washington to be the second senator from the state of Minnesota.
I’ve been interested in American politics since I was eight. That was in 1968. It was an interesting year. I was a huge Eugene McCarthy supporter, so I guess he was the first senator I really knew about and cared about.
If it hadn’t been for Senator Sanders, I don’t know if I would’ve been brought back into the fold of politics.
It is truly appalling for Senator Mark Kirk to equate the Obama Administration‘s diplomacy with Nazi appeasement. As a Jewish-American, I am offended.
Everything I ever suggested for ‘The West Wing’ comes from my work with Senator Moynihan.
I enjoyed spending time with Senator Isakson, especially every year when he would join Ebenezer Baptist Church for our annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We may never really know if 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and Senator John Kerry was President Obama’s original choice to be Secretary of State or if he settled on Kerry after his first pick, Susan Rice, was forced out by her troublesome career and misleading statements on the Benghazi terrorist attack.
I learned something important in my race against Senator Brown: voters want political leaders who are willing to break the partisan gridlock. They want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.
I would not waste time, as Senator Gillibrand does, on things such as dictating a national minimum driving age and sponsoring a ‘National Day of Play.’ I’d help New Yorkers understand that we get less in value from Washington than what we send there in taxes.
Senator Rubio is uniquely qualified to lead our nation with conviction and courage to tackle the pressing issues of our time, whether it’s strengthening our military, ensuring the safety of our people, or lifting the weight of government from our shoulders.
It’s incredibly flattering to be a U.S. senator, which I want to stay at for a long time.
When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders first brought up the Green New Deal, it sounded like a leftist pipe dream.
Along with Senator Lieberman and others, I introduced the Energy Security Bill to use existing technologies with a variety of tax incentives to reduce our dependence on oil.
In 1998, I was screening ‘Good Will Hunting‘ at Camp David. And I was saying, ‘Nice to meet you, Mr. President. Nice to meet you, Mrs. Clinton.’ Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, Senator Daschle. It was an extraordinary day.
Henry M. Jackson, congressman and senator from 1941 until his death in 1983, achieved far greater renown than most legislators, ran for president in 1972 and 1976, and was for much of the 1970s and 1980s one of the most powerful men in America.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Like how on earth can you make 180 grand as a senator with luxe health care and sit there and be like Nero, thumbs up or down, on paying someone a living wage? I don’t understand that.
The election of Senator Barack Obama brought jubilation across Africa, where millions celebrated him as ‘one of their own.’
Am I a Democrat? Yes, I’m a Democrat. But at the end of the day, when I take the oath as a senator it won’t be to do the bidding of the Democratic Party or a president in the White House. I will be there to fight for the people of South Carolina.
In reality, Senator Shelby’s Financial Regulatory Improvement Act is nothing more than a wish list for the Wall Street bankers that fund his campaign.
I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.
If you are a Representative and want to be a Senator, you must be careful not to do anything which might upset the various forces you need to harness to get elected.
In Washington, if you’re a congressman or a senator or the President, you make much more money than the average American, but you’d think that if you were the leader of the free world you’d be making major bank, and you don’t.
I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor, he’s a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial Campaign Committee and won some significant victories. He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
I think Hillary Clinton is going to do very well in New York, because there’s one basic advantage. New Yorkers know Hillary Clinton. She was here for senator. We’ve seen her work. We’ve seen her performance.
If I made decisions around here based on the election, I wouldn’t be a very good senator.
As Senator, I will always put the health and safety of New Hampshire’s families first.
When you talk about the coal communities we need a senator to protect the benefits these coal miners need and deserve and earned, because coal powered our country in the 20th Century.
As a Senator from Rhode Island, I wish that once – just once – the fossil fuel industry and their paid-for PR machine would concede that burning their product causes real harm to other people.
On issues carrying as much emotional freight as race – and there aren’t many – a U.S. senator needs to speak with care and consistency. Otherwise, he could find people speaking at his own retirement tribute.
As a senator, I play an important role in crafting foreign policy.
Cruz named Former Texas Senator Phil Gramm as his economic guru. This guy virtually crashed the U.S. economy. Gramm is largely responsible for two bills which led to the speculative bubble which popped in September 2008.
Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am? It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it.
Senator Schumer is a partisan.
It seems like basic principle to me. According to Senate ethics rules, Members of the U.S. Senate, and their families, cannot benefit personally and financially from legislative decisions they make. Senator Feinstein, apparently, either doesn’t agree with this principle, or she has chosen to ignore it.
Certainly, the job of a U.S. senator is to create a climate conducive to creating jobs, which is lower taxes and less government regulation. What Harry Reid has been doing is putting forward those policies that actually put more regulation on business.
My Catholic faith guides me and imbues the principles I hold in protecting and preserving God‘s creation. As a U.S. senator, I strive to bring this faith to my work and allow these principles to guide me as I consider the best way to influence public policy and create laws with my colleagues.
Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and send their kids to college. They are looking for progressive leaders in Washington who will fight for them, like Senator Boxer has done for over 20 years.
Senator Isakson represented the best of our state and our country. He was known for putting Georgia first, and for working across the aisle to get things done.
I’m from North Carolina, and I stand here humbled, honored, and proud to place in nomination for the office of vice-president of the United States of America, my friend and my senator from the great state of North Carolina: John Edwards.
The different Washington, D.C.-based groups and the different special interest groups, they all want to be able to pick who they want to be a senator. They don’t speak for everyone, and they definitely don’t speak for Oklahomans.
Senator Rubio has always, always understood Israel as an important ally of the United States.
Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year.
If you don’t want to do your job as a U.S. Senator, then please resign your seat and stop taking taxpayer money for a job you’re not doing anymore.
We need a senator who fights for things like affordable health care, college and technical school, not tax cuts for wealthy donors. That doesn’t mean free college or Medicare for All, I’m against that.
Honestly, I’m interested in politics; I’m interested in giving back in some form, performing some sort of civic duty. But I’m not exploring a run for governor or senator or anything along those lines. I’m focused on running Disney.
I was the first reporter in the country to get a U.S. Senator on the air during the 9/11 attacks – I was broadcasting from the Hart Building.
When Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell first proposed the grants that now bear his name, he envisioned a way to help students attend our country’s wonderful colleges and universities, so they could share in the American Dream.
When people ask me why I’m amazed at what Barack Obama has accomplished, I tell them it’s not because of what most of America and the world sees and knows of his history. It’s because I witnessed what I can only describe as a bizarre turn of events that thrust him into position to even become a U.S. senator.
I think Senator Marco Rubio was a very good speaker of the House, has been a very good senator.
You don’t get to recall a senator just because you don’t like her or just because you want the seat for your own party.
Senator Vitter and I had a track record of working together on some key issues, restoring funding for our waterways and ports; he assisted me on the Senate side with the veterans’ clinics. We have a working relationship where we look out for the interests of Louisiana.
Senator Cruz has done well in Republican states.