A major earthquake is no time for on-the-job training.
I think Roy probably came into Congress with more experience and accomplishments than the average congressman. It helped him hit the ground running in a lot of respects. He was never really a freshman.
I was especially concerned because the office closure plan was issued with little or no consultation with our local offices and producers.
It's a question of fairness, ... Small and family businesses deserve to have the same deduction for health-care costs as Fortune 500 companies.
The 'Women's Business Center Amendments Act' will improve this important program and help the existing centers prosper and expand the opportunities for women-entrepreneurs to start and run their own companies.
I think we're being played for a bunch of suckers, ... chumps.
There are people walking around guilty of murder.
Methamphetamine is epidemic ... in my state alone, law enforcement tells me, hundreds, perhaps thousands of labs operate in isolated areas (and) often not so isolated areas.
I'm not holding my breath waiting for anything. We're going ahead with what we think we need to do on our end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
It's unfortunate that the Senate is once again compelled to defend the Pledge of Allegiance because of the actions of a federal court.
Despite the heroic efforts on the local level by our sheriffs and our chiefs and our deputies and our officers, this is not a challenge that we have, by and large, been succeeding at defeating. Now it sounds like it's different here in Kirksville, and that's great, but we have been losing ground in most places.
Predators routinely represent themselves as someone else on the Internet to entice kids and our law enforcement should be allowed to represent themselves as someone else to protect kids, ... If a predator thinks he's meeting a minor and a law enforcement official shows up instead, federal law should allow for a conviction. Our legislation makes clear that law enforcement can patrol the Internet to help make it safer for our kids.
I am very disappointed in the commission's decision, not only in their failure to take these installations off the list, but because in their decisions they failed even to address the arguments Missouri made on a bipartisan basis, ... The St. Louis region, especially the men and women whose jobs are on the line, deserved better.