59 Total Quotes

Mary Landrieu Quotes

Mary Landrieu
Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it.
Mary Landrieu
#American Politician

Mary Landrieu
While my state experiences unemployment rates not seen since the Great Depression, it is unconscionable that illegal workers would be brought into Louisiana, aggravating our employment crisis and depressing earnings for our workers.
Mary Landrieu
#Depression

Mary Landrieu
I'd say that we have a general agreement that the military has a very strong role to play, but so do our governors and our local elected officials. We do have a democracy and a citizenship that has elected mayors, county commissioners and governors, particularly. I'm not sure the governors association or all the mayors in America would be willing to sort of step aside.
Mary Landrieu
#Agreement

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From politics and business to music and food to culture, African-Americans have helped to shape our state's colorful past and its future.
Mary Landrieu
#American Politician

Mary Landrieu
If you have the votes to overturn (it) ... I would ask my colleagues to be brave enough to do it in public, ... in the middle of the night.
Mary Landrieu
#Ask

Mary Landrieu
A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people.
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#American Politician #People

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on the banks on the Mississippi River, not on the banks of the Potomac.
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#Banks

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The people of our states have survived storms before. That was not what put us under. It was the levee system that broke in New Orleans.
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#People

Mary Landrieu
The president's comments today will do more to move our country forward from this tragedy than anything that has been said by any leader in the past two weeks ... Let us now get to work rebuilding this great city and metropolitan area.
Mary Landrieu
#Country

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Instead of just spending it on a general fund, let's redirect these monies back to environmental funds.
Mary Landrieu
#Environment

Mary Landrieu
Ronald Reagan will be remembered for leading the United States during a time of tremendous international transition - the demise of the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall coming down, and the end of the Cold War.
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#American Politician

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we do have a democracy and a citizenship that has elected mayors, county commissioners and governors, particularly. I'm not sure the governors association or all the mayors in America would be willing to sort of step aside.
Mary Landrieu
#Citizenship

Mary Landrieu
A penny saved is not a penny earned if at the end of the day you still owe a quarter.
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#American Politician

Mary Landrieu
This government needs to understand it can't protect the homeland on the cheap,
Mary Landrieu
#Government

Mary Landrieu
Clearly the Gulf Coast and our only energy coast is a priority, but I don't believe we have to sacrifice every other good civil works project around the country.
Mary Landrieu
#Energy

Mary Landrieu
Science will tell us what we need to do.
Mary Landrieu
#Science

Mary Landrieu
Substantive future investments from our federal government must be rooted in the principles of accountability and a clear strategy for building a New South: a New South that is stronger, better, and full of economic opportunities for all citizens.
Mary Landrieu
#Future

Mary Landrieu
Though the storm may have passed, it is still not safe for all of us to return to home. We must wait for the emergency operations to be completed and we must also allow time for experts to assess any potential public safety concerns. We may return home only once these situations are resolved and local leaders have determined it is safe for us to do so.
Mary Landrieu
#Home

Mary Landrieu
Offers of medicine, communications equipment and the desperately needed items continue to flow in, only to be ignored by the agency.
Mary Landrieu
#Medicine

Mary Landrieu
It's just fabulous, fantastic news for this region.
Mary Landrieu
#News

Mary Landrieu
[The program's long list of supporters includes Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.] The people behind Operation Mend a Heart understand that one way we can support our troops is by supporting the people they are fighting for, the children of Iraq, ... Operation Mend a Heart will help provide the humanitarian medical assistance to the underprivileged children of Iraq who would otherwise not have access to the pediatric medical and surgical care they need.
Mary Landrieu
#Heart

Mary Landrieu
[More will be coming. Last week, Louisiana's two senators didn't even blink when they asked the feds for an ultimate total of $250 billion in assistance just for their state.] We recognize that it's a very high number, ... But this is an unprecedented national tragedy and needs an unprecedented national response.
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#Senators

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We don't need to be laying off people. We need to be hiring people.
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#People

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Our war is here. Our war is on the Gulf Coast.
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#War

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in some second-class fashion.
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#Class

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It's not a focus but a foundation, ... We've gotten criticism from people who don't understand how critical the situation is in south Louisiana and don't understand how important south Louisiana is to the rest of the nation.
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#Criticism

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We should not be going home until people of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast have some idea of when they will be getting back to their homes,
Mary Landrieu
#Home

Mary Landrieu
Small businesses are the engine of our economic growth. This was true before Katrina, and it remains true as our small businesses move our economy forward as we rebuild from the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history, ... Since Hurricane Katrina first hit our shores, 53,900 businesses have asked for Washington's help, but so far only 58 of theses businesses have received any assistance. Washington has promised real help for the people of the Gulf Coast -- it is time to stop making promises and to start fulfilling them.
Mary Landrieu
#Growth

Mary Landrieu
You're entitled to better than you're getting from the federal government,
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#Government