19 Total Quotes

Jim Kolbe Quotes

Who manages the ports has nothing to do with safety. Dubai is a proven ally in the war on terror and blocking the sale sends the wrong message. We must focus our attention on the issue at hand - providing our ports with the technology and resources needed to prevent terrorist attacks.
Jim Kolbe
#Safety

We will be able to funnel 99 percent of the currently undocumented population through ports of entry, where they can be documented, screened and monitored to give the U.S. a better understanding of who is living within the nation's borders.
Jim Kolbe
#Population

I'm looking forward to the day when we have a free trade agreement (with New Zealand),
Jim Kolbe
#Agreement

Through free trade, we have exported our principles, as well as our products - sharing America's freedom and democracy with the world,
Jim Kolbe
#Democracy

You're finding there is a lot of competition among these plans to get different drugs signed up and to get them at the lowest possible costs because they want to attract people to their plan.
Jim Kolbe
#Competition

Now there's going to be buying power over these plans and it's going to force the prices down, so it's going to effect their profit line a little bit on the bottom line. It's going to cut off a little of their profits, if there's the competition we think there's going to be.
Jim Kolbe
#Force

I think His Majesty agrees we need to do everything we can to support Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] and the Palestinian Authority, to make sure that his police have the tools they need to provide the security, ... That is the big question there. The Israelis are reluctant to allow any kinds of weapons across, into Gaza, into the West Bank, to the security forces, but if he doesn't have those security forces properly armed he can't do the job.
Jim Kolbe
#Support

Fort Huachuca has produced well-trained soldiers and now can produce even more, ... Fort Huachuca is here to stay. It's stronger today, with eyes on the future.
Jim Kolbe
#Soldiers

they have got to turn up the heat?. The president has got to work on building up support for this.
Jim Kolbe
#Support

Any realistic guest-worker program must include provisions for those who are already in this country regardless of how they arrived here,
Jim Kolbe
#Country

There are so many people moving around on the floor that nobody would notice anything,
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#People

Reconstruction in Iraq has been slower, more painful, more complex, more fragmented and more inefficient than anyone in Washington or Baghdad could have imagined.
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#Iraq

We have so much money going to so many different agencies that I think there is great opportunity for misuse of funds and mismanagement and even, unfortunately, fraud. We need to move as quickly as possible.
Jim Kolbe
#Money

Most people stash away or toss aside pennies instead of reusing them thereby forcing the federal government to produce billions more every year,
Jim Kolbe
#Government

The bill before us today does nothing to solve the real problems of immigration. It's worse than nothing because it tries to fool the public. It pulls the wool over their eyes. It pretends we are doing something to secure our border when in fact we are doing nothing except throw words and money at the problem.
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#Problems

A free trade agreement with Malaysia is about more than economics.
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#Agreement

I would rather be known as 'Jim Kolbe, the trade expert in Congress who happens to be gay,' rather than 'Jim Kolbe, gay congressman from Arizona.'
Jim Kolbe
#American Politician

I do favor guest workers, H1B visas and student visas.
Jim Kolbe
#American Politician

I've never denied my sexual orientation. I just don't make a point of it. It isn't what I do. Clearly, I'm known for the work I've done on trade and Social Security.
Jim Kolbe
#American Politician