John Dingell Quotes (61 Quotes)


    Let's look at the system. First, the characteristics they're talking about they say is a fingerprint. In fact, it's more like a tire print.

    If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats.

    I have enormous respect for Tom Daschle. The NRA has not yet taken a formal position on which I'm aware of on this matter, and I think Tom may be just getting a little ahead of things.

    Nobody in this country realizes that cap-and-trade is a tax - and it's a great big one.

    The president would prefer that all lawsuits involving negligent HMOs be handled in federal court, where injured patients would have to travel far from home and wait in a long line behind criminals and other miscreants to have their cases heard, ... This is wrong and we reject it.


    ...the hardest hammer can only strike the nail squarely when guided by the softer hand in other words, the pursuit of truth was most effective when tempered with fairness...

    Mr. Pitt got in trouble. If he is not doing the job, sees to it that security laws are properly enforced, it's time for him to depart.

    In a statement, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the committee's chairman, said New services shouldn't be hamstrung by old thinking and outdated regulations. ... Updating the 1996 Telecommunications Act is one of my top priorities for the fall, and this bipartis

    FEMA has lost its way. FEMA has been submerged in a sea of bureaucracy,

    I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower. We serve together.

    I'm very close to suggesting that Mr. Pitt has now served as long as he can usefully do so. He seems to take his foot out of his mouth only for purposes of changing feet.

    I'll look and pick the best, and the one who can do the best job for the party.

    If we're going to spend a lot of money to deal with the problem of 200 million guns in the country owned by 65 million gun owners, we ought to have a system which will work and catch criminals.

    Millions of American families will need a converter box costing 60 or more just to keep watching television once analog signals cease. House Republicans, to protect their tax cuts, would force millions of Americans to reach into their wallets and pay a television tax of 20 to 60 per TV set. Why should ordinary people pay for a government decision that makes their television sets obsolete

    This staff draft is a very useful starting point in the process,

    This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.

    Mr. Dingell is just plain Mr. Dingell. And when he gets to be chairman of the Commerce Committee, he doesn't let it go to his head. However, he thinks he would be a very, very good chairman.

    This is the worst administration since Caligula.

    I will examine the details of this proposal to make sure it advances our goals of conserving fuel while preserving U.S. jobs and maintaining the safety of our cars and trucks.


    That's the equivalent of one Big Mac or one Happy Meal a month. That's a small price to pay to ensure that you have fundamental rights regarding your health care,

    Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on.

    I have great reservations about the whole idea. It is my view that cuts in Medicaid can be achieved by intelligent and sensible mechanisms.

    To go to war, you must always think of, can you win?

    The mistake that was made was, of course, leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there.

    These meetings should be brought to light so that we can tell how the public interest was served,

    To go beyond this is to harass innocent law-abiding citizens and to hurt people who love to go to gun shows,

    I don't think it makes sense for the United States to take on the whole world on the question of whether or not we're going after Saddam Hussein.

    We want to retard the process enough so members have enough time to learn about what was done.

    It's a piece of legislation that can best and most kindly be described as a fraud upon a group of people who had high hopes that their Congress will take care of them.


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