41 Total Quotes

Ted Stevens Quotes

The Defense Department is the largest consumer of oil in the federal government. We must develop our resources in the Coastal Plain to ensure we can meet our defense-related energy needs and reduce our dependence on unstable and unfriendly regimes.
Ted Stevens
#Defense

We're getting into new substances that might have the potential for contamination or exposure, leading to difficulty. I think it's something we ought to explore.
Ted Stevens
#Difficulty

People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

I am a passive investor. I am not now nor have I been involved in buying and selling properties, negotiating leases or making management decisions.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

To compare the money we have in this bill to fund them (U.S. troops in Iraq) with funding a proposal to deal with virus ... that has not yet become a threat to human beings I think is wrong,
Ted Stevens
#Iraq

I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician #Giving

The stability of some of the nations principally responsible for supplying oil to the United States can no longer be taken for granted.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician #Nations

[Sen. Ted Stevens, the veteran Alaska Republican, was dramatic in his response.] I don't kid people, ... If the Senate decides to discriminate against our state . . . I will resign from this body.
Ted Stevens
#People

I was in the Boy Scouts for about four years until my troop disbanded. It is really one of the best activities youths can get involved in and nearly every scout I have known has been a class act due to the discipline the Scouts have instilled in them.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

But I could have told you even then, we all knew, he was a fantastic lawyer, just a fantastic brain and capability, and that's what we need on the court,
Ted Stevens
#Brain

American dependence on foreign oil threatens our national security,
Ted Stevens
#Dependence

I am not opposed to intelligence reform on its face, but any changes should reflect the current context.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician #Intelligence

I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

When Katrina and Rita come into it, the American people know what to be scared of, ... I think the American people are asking: `Why don't we have enough energy?' And they're not susceptible anymore to misrepresentations that ANWR is some kind of pristine wilderness. It's empty. It's ugly.
Ted Stevens
#Hurricane Katrina

Kevin has a strong legal background in telecommunications law and has demonstrated a keen understanding of the issues before the FCC. He has traveled throughout Alaska and understands the role of communications in rural America. The Alaska Telephone Association endorsed Kevin because of his sensitivity to rural issues.
Ted Stevens
#Alaska

He has done what a head of an independent agency should do. He's tried to obtain the consensus to move forward under the act, but he also agrees that the act has to be revamped and I look forward to getting his advice as we go forward.
Ted Stevens
#Consensus

Unfortunately, clinically depressed. I've been told that, because I've just been at this too long, 24 years arguing to get Congress to keep its word. I'm really getting to the point where I'm taking on people even in my own party that do things that I don't think is fair. You get to that point where you're challenging your colleagues -- that's not exactly good. I really am very, very disturbed.
Ted Stevens
#Congress #Colleagues

When Katrina and Rita come into it, the American people know what to be scared of. I think the American people are asking: 'Why don't we have enough energy?' And they're not susceptible anymore to misrepresentations that ANWR is some kind of pristine wilderness. It's empty. It's ugly.
Ted Stevens
#Hurricane Katrina

It is important for us to get the facts and avoid speculation.
Ted Stevens
#Speculation

I would urge that we all use a little bit of caution in dealing with an issue that is so vital to our national security.
Ted Stevens
#National Security

I do have concerns about the current efforts to restructure our nation's intelligence community.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

What we have, however, is an issue that has tremendous impact here at home, and we believe that Americans are starting to feel vulnerable, not just from what is going on around the world but right here in the United States.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

There are not as many women who support the national defense budget now as men. I really think there is a gender gap in the support for the large expenditures that are necessary to modernize the force.
Ted Stevens
#American Politician

It looks to me like we'll be looking for more money to build a new building because I don't know how you're going to get all the anthrax out.
Ted Stevens
#Money #Anthrax

I've made small investments in these things and some of them have been very successful. Others have been terrible, ... No one ever asks me about the losses, but they have really held up to public scorn the successes, and the scorn covered the people who allowed me to invest with them.
Ted Stevens
#Investments