Well, Judy, I would hope in the new year, we could start thinking about politics not like it was the Super Bowl, where you always have to have one team that wins and the other team has to be a loser.
When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans and one independent, it's quite obvious that the only way we are going to get something done is if we work together.
It's proper and appropriate to remind the Chinese about what they get out of solid relations with the United States.
Congress should not be like the Super Bowl where you have to have one team that's going to win and another team that's going to be a loser.
And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene.
I needed to explain that Louisiana's coast accepts the drainage from two-thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream.
I am going to work with Tom Daschle. And I'll work with the Republican leaders and the president to try and come up with something that we can all be proud of.
There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority.
Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
I object to you using words like squander and pork. What is pork in one part of the country is an essential project in another part.
Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue and the means to obtain the funds.Without funds, all the planning and research studies can't help us.
I put myself and all the members of Congress in the same boat of things that could have been done better.
I think the first order of business after the vote on the articles of impeachment is censure.
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