69 Total Quotes

Trent Lott Quotes

Trent Lott
The Senate is never easy, ... But when you get a new administration and a new Congress, it gives you sort of an opportunity to take a little time out and see what we can do together.
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#Congress

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Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy.
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#American Politician #Discrimination

Trent Lott
I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld. I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers.
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#American Politician

Trent Lott
My job as majority leader is be supportive of our troops, try to have input as decisions are made and to look at those decisions after they're made, ... And not to march in lock step with everything the president decides to do.
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#Majority

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Remember, there's not a constitutional crisis here, ... The presidency will be there. The government will be there and be strong after this is over. This is a Clinton crisis. The system is working. There is a process that will work.
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#Crisis

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Tax cuts are a very high priority because it's obvious that the American people, in view of the growing economy -- they're being overtaxed. That's what is adding to the surplus,
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#Economy

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The vote will not occur in any event before some time during the day tomorrow, ... We don't have an agreement at this point to do anything but to go forward with the vote, but we're exploring all kinds of possibilities and that's where we stand.
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#Agreement

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Unfortunately, the Senate is becoming a black hole of inactivity, ... Let's stop that. The people want action.
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#Action

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[Daschle, left, calls the resolution] something we can work on ... it is time to quit waffling.
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#Resolution

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I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either.
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#American Politician #President

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We feel that flexibility should be allowed for local teachers and administrators to decide whether that money needs to go just for teachers or can it be used for individuals with disabilities ... or for computers or roof repairs,
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#Flexibility

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Under the present circumstances, it could be tough to work together, ... especially if the president's congressional allies circle the wagons and try to shut things down.
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#Circumstances

Trent Lott
[Sen. Trent Lott ( news , bio , voting record ), R-Miss., said the U.S. is winning in Iraq but has] a way to go ... Meet the Press.
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#Iraq

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Sometimes inaction is better than wrong action, so if I can't see a way to come to a reasonable agreement, then the alternative would be to try to find a way to leave that money in place and let the debt be retired,
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#Action

Trent Lott
[President Clinton] acts like a spoiled brat. He thinks he's got to have it his way or no way,
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#Acts

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[Despite his expressed doubts, Lott said he thinks it is important Congress offer its support for U.S. military action should the president think such action is necessary.] Do I have doubts?, ... Yes, but do we have responsibilities? Yes.
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#Action

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would help with the revenue that we would have available to the government to spend for our top priorities --- education and defense.
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#Education

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You should always be looking for ... new blood, new energy, qualified staff, new people in administration. I'm not talking about wholesale changes, but you've got to reach out and bring in more advice and counsel, ... Fox News Sunday.
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#Energy

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It is an integral part of the cultural fabric of Mississippi, which we both preserve and promote,
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#Cultural

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If he committed perjury, even about sexual allegations, I mean that is an important matter,
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#Allegations

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The Daschle Democrats, in a cynical effort to score political points against this president, have chosen to fire a direct shot into a limping economy by killing the economic stimulus package.
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#Democrats

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All this does is say to our allies: 'Uphold your commitments,'
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#Allies

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This is legislation that is good for America, that's good for our working people in America, ... It will take a lot of vigilance to see that it is complied with, but it is the right thing to do.
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#America

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I urge my colleagues to review it ... I believe this is something that could be bipartisan,
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#Believe

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There is not that kind of urgency on China PNTR, ... It could be done earlier or later.
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#China

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some sort of stink about Scooter Libby and the CIA leak.
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#CIA

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David Gunn has worked very hard to reform Amtrak and has done an excellent job under very difficult circumstances and without sufficient support or funding. Today's action is a step backward,
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#Circumstances

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When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it.
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#President