Dick Durbin quotes

  • And the banks - hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created - are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Powerful #Believe #Historical

  • We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Police #Needs #Safe

  • There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Rights #Hair #Law

  • Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Taken #Safe #Vitamins

  • We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Sacrifice #Men #Brave

  • It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Veterans Day #Illinois #Speech

  • Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Cutting #Important #Pressure

  • If we do nothing, as the Republicans suggest, we're going to see health care costs reach a point where small businesses can't afford it and families can't afford it. We're going to see people turned down from pre-existing conditions. We're going to find the Medicare doughnut hole - a gap in coverage that's going to hurt a lot of seniors.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Senior #Hurt #People

  • You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster. The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Effort #Purpose #Filibuster

  • God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Party #Republican #Republican Party

  • Let me tell you the first president to recognize the state of Israel was Harry Truman, a Democrat and every president since, Democrat and Republican, has stood closely with Israel.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Israel #Harry Truman #President

  • We will have health care reform in America.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #America #Reform #Care

  • It simply isn't fair for senators to cut to the front of the line when seniors around the country have been forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Senior #Country #Cutting

  • We are dealing with the question of the 11 million people paying their taxes, having a path to legalization and, then, ultimately, to citizenship - tough issues, but we are coming together and I think we can do it.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Thinking #Issues #People

  • We have 11 million people in this country that need a pathway to citizenship.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Country #People #Immigration

  • I hope that Republicans in the House and Mr. Cantor will embrace that as part of immigration reform.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #House #Immigration #Reform

  • We have a long way to go, some tough issues ahead of us, and I'm sure there will be some obstacles in the path ... But the good faith effort that's being put into this absolutely is encouraging to me and gives me hope.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Issues #Giving #Long

  • Our timing is right... The election results are still fresh in the minds of my Republican colleagues and they don't want to go through this again.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Mind #Want #Immigration

  • Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Party #Home #Illinois

  • If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings,
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Believe #Mad #Done

  • Giving a veteran a flag is not a substitute for giving our vets the quality health care they were promised
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Giving #Quality #Vets

  • These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Country #Men #Risk

  • Those of us who believe in God and those of us who have dedicated our lives to helping others in the name of God don't want to take a second seat to anyone who is suggesting that one word out of the platform means that the Democrats across America are godless.
    -- Dick Durbin

    #Believe #Mean #Helping Others

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