73 Total Quotes

Richard Shelby Quotes

It is overreaching, bureaucratic nonsense like this that makes people distrust and resent government,
Richard Shelby
#Distrust

You can't finance terrorists, you can't finance charities that you have reason to believe that will finance terrorism around the world and even abet it, and say, 'Oh, we're great friends of the United States.'
Richard Shelby
#Finance

I believe he will enforce the law without prejudice,
Richard Shelby
#Law

I share the President's commitment to fighting and winning the war on terrorism.
Richard Shelby
#Commitment

I think they're beginning to ... but they waited a long time. They could have done more immediately, ... Meet the Press.
Richard Shelby
#Beginning

What happened as far as this particular instance or instances with the Saudi ambassador and his wife, I'm not sure, ... But we should pursue the money trail -- get the FBI, get the accountants, follow the bank. If we follow through the banks, everything that we can regarding this, we'll get to the truth.
Richard Shelby
#Ambassador

I share the president's commitment to bolstering the American economy, and I support his plan for targeted tax relief.
Richard Shelby
#Commitment

I have met Scott Ritter before and I think he's an idealist. I think he wants to believe that everybody's good and the world's going to be safe. But I don't believe there's any real credence to his statements. It looks to me like he's over there courting Saddam Hussein at the wrong time at the wrong place.
Richard Shelby
#Believe

We must also look for ways to reduce mandatory spending which comprises more than two-thirds of the federal budget.
Richard Shelby
#Budget

Most banks can sell your information-your balances, your address, your Social Security number-without your permission. That's violating your confidentiality. That's breaking your trust. I think it's important to change that, don't you?
Richard Shelby
#Information

I would like to know how it could take us 10 years, dozens of lives, numerous lawsuits, substantial consumer complaints, tire replacements overseas and repeated expressions of concern by an insurance company before any action was taken to initiate an investigation into the safety of a product being used by millions of American families. Simply put - the American people deserve better.
Richard Shelby
#Complaints

All of us, I think, owe the American people an explanation as to why our intelligence community failed to provide adequate warning of such a terrorist attack on our soil.
Richard Shelby
#Community

It's very important that we bring credibility, which is integrity, to our capital markets. And we're going to have to do this by strengthening in a big way our accounting profession.
Richard Shelby
#Credibility

I believe before they do anything substantive down there to rebuild, really rebuild, they should strengthen those levees ... otherwise, with hurricanes coming along, we could be right where we started,
Richard Shelby
#Believe

shows that the FBI and the other agencies of the intelligence community must remain vigilant.
Richard Shelby
#Community

I think what you will see as these hearings come on and information dribbles out is a failure, big time, in communication between the agencies, ... We have to do better.
Richard Shelby
#Failure

Saddam Hussein has been tenacious in his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and, unless he is removed from power, he will eventually harm our nation and our allies. Every moment we delay allows him to grow stronger.
Richard Shelby
#American Politician

I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser.
Richard Shelby
#American Politician #Community

If there's not any endgame, we're in quicksand. We take one more step, and we're still there, and there's no way out.
Richard Shelby
#American Politician

I am concerned about this regime remaining in power,
Richard Shelby
#Power

What do you gain by leaving someone in a very sensitive position for so many years?
Richard Shelby
#Gain

I believe the continuation of subsidized rates, particularly for properties that have suffered repetitive losses and those that are vacation homes, represents a financial drain on the flood insurance fund while encouraging families to remain living in harms way,
Richard Shelby
#Vacation

Otherwise the taxpayer is going to ultimately underwrite everybody's risk,
Richard Shelby
#Risk

particularly for properties that suffered repetitive losses.
Richard Shelby
#Losses

because they all go into the mix of the economy.
Richard Shelby
#Economy

Throughout the life of this investigation, I have taken the position that I never knowingly disclosed any classified information. My position has not changed,
Richard Shelby
#Information

I continue to believe that Red River has excess capacity and that there was sufficient justification in closing this depot.
Richard Shelby
#Excess

The American people fear there is some gouging going on.
Richard Shelby
#American Politician #Fear