46 Total Quotes

Tom Allen Quotes

This is all sweetness, but the work force here did this over a number of years. This is a great day for northern Maine.
Tom Allen
#Force

He's found confidence, and I think he's found his identity with this football team.
Tom Allen
#Confidence

Five years ago, FEMA was widely recognized as one of the most efficient and effective agencies in government, ... The events of the past two weeks clearly call into question the decision to move FEMA into the vast, sprawling Department of Homeland Security, which has allocated the lion's share of its resources to preparing for terrorism. Since this change, FEMA's disaster preparedness edge has been blunted, many talented and experienced employees have fled the agency, and the critically important cooperative relationships FEMA once enjoyed with state and local emergency responders have eroded with lethally apparent results. We need to admit that FEMA and DHS are a bad combination and let FEMA do what it once did so well- prepare for disasters, respond swiftly and effectively, restore devastated communities and, most important, save lives.
Tom Allen
#Events

Things are historically specific to the time, ... This is kind of a crisis time. People are paying $4 a gallon for gasoline. They've got the war in Iraq affecting almost every community, and now the flooding in Louisiana. Things like that get on our nerves. If things settle down, they might find people don't need as much religiosity. That's hard to predict.
Tom Allen
#Crisis

Traditionally, our offensive line is depleted every year. Seniors usually dominate it so this is unusual for us. We normally have a starter or two back in the skill positions, but we have the opposite of that this year.
Tom Allen
#Offensive Line #Seniors

(Tonight) showed our inexperience on defense. You can't simulate this kind of speed in practice, but, you can learn and get better playing the very best.
Tom Allen
#Inexperience

Hundreds of my constituents have contacted me over the past week demanding to know why the response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation was so slow and inadequate, ... They don't want finger-pointing, but they also don't want buck passing. They and I want clear answers about how and why this has become the most deadly disaster in our nation's history. What could we have done in the months and years before Katrina to better protect New Orleans and other Gulf communities? Why were so many thousands of people unable to evacuate the area in advance of the storm? Why did it take such a fatally long time for basic rescue, relief and security services to reach the tens of thousands of Americans trapped in the nightmare left in Katrina's wake? What steps must we take to prevent a similar catastrophe in the future? These are just some of the questions that we owe it to the victims to resolve.
Tom Allen
#Long Time #Nightmare #New Orleans #Catastrophe #Devastation #Constituents

There is no more immoral set of priorities.
Tom Allen
#Priorities

But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!
Tom Allen
#American Politician

Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

I also plan to introduce legislation that will develop a system to measure and document changes resulting from reductions in mercury emissions.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

I am confident that the British people will not be intimidated by terrorism.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

I think we have a moral obligation to our children that can be easily summarized: number one, protect them from harm.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you're not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists and expel Osama bin Laden.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.
Tom Allen
#American Politician

President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office.
Tom Allen
#American Politician