The Senate Quotes

Congress shall also create a tax code weighing more than the combined poundage of the largest member of the House and the largest member of the Senate, plus a standard musk ox.

Dave Barry

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty.

Theodore Roosevelt

Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts.

Jeb Bush

When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies.

Everett Dirksen

This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.

Daniel Webster

The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.

Jay Leno

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

You can't run for Senate and run for president at the same time.

Jeanine Pirro

Faculty senate will host a luncheon to recognize the winner. The winner also receives an all expense paid trip to a professional development conference as well as a plaque.

Laura York

We believe the ball is in the hands of the Senate, [and] they need to answer it. If we don't get a good bill out the Senate, there will be a boycott.

Jaime Contreras

The result [Republicans winning the Senate] would be devastating for reproductive choice, the environment, civil liberties, Social Security and health care, as well as corporate accountability.

Barbra Streisand

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.

Eugene J. McCarthy

Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led. It used to take so long to rise up through seniority.

Robert Caro

House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.

John Boehner

Despite his infirmities, Strom Thurmond showed up to work every day and did not miss a Senate vote in his final year, though no one is sure if a shouted "Bingo!" counted as a yea or a nay.

Jon Stewart

We are fortunate to have inherited an institution which we certainly should never have had the intelligence to create. We might have been landed with something like the American Senate.

Lord Esher

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.

Dick Cheney

And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

Bible

The bottom line is, there have been a lot of nuts elected to the United States Senate.

Charles Grassley

As long as there are only 3 to 4 people on the floor, the country is in good hands. It's only when you have 50 to 60 in the Senate that you want to be concerned.

Bob Dole

Women's place is in the House - and in the Senate.

Gloria Schaffer

There is only one thing I want to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.

William Howard Taft

QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own way of having it. In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on Finance and a messenger from the White House; in the House of Representatives, of the Speaker and the devil.

Ambrose Bierce

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.

Orson Welles

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Updated On : May 26, 2011
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