But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nations economic viability.
I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation.
Has he paid his dues? Is he black enough?... John Lewis and I were out there marching and organizing sit-ins back in the '60s so that his children and my children would not have to do it.... We would have been failures if had to do the same things we did.
I admire and respect Bill Clinton. I think he was a great president.
I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother.
The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up.
Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.
Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need.
A lot of very competent people sometimes make errors.
Education is the great equalizer, and shouldn't be limited to the wealthiest few.
We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.
The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans working full time for minimum wage, deserve a raise.
Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.
I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.
Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum. You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities.
In particular, the emerging call from our nation's evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial
I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterdays election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs
Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it
I have always abhorred the word racism. I never use it.
Rep. James Clyburn, the state's only black congressman -- controls 20 percent to 25 percent of the primary vote.
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