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I think there's probably an effort to walk the extra mile, and leave no stone unturned.feedback
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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Tom Cole is associated, including Trump and Ryan. Most recently, Tom Cole has been quoted saying: “The National Institutes of Health is not likely to be cut. I think CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is not likely to be cut. I think that is ill-advised personally.” in the article Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America.
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Every member of this House has a victory in the bill.feedback

Instead of funding one in three grants we fell to funding one in six.feedback

Until you actually have legislative text in front of you and a CBO [Congessional Budget Office] estimate about the real cost of it, it's pretty hard to commit to any specific thing. We've been stumbling and bumbling along at 1.5 and 2 percent for a while. I think there's a broad consensus that we need to do some things that will spark economic growth and I'm certainly prepared to run some risk to get that done.feedback

They certainly haven't been particularly helpful in the process and a number of them have been busy rolling hand grenades across the Rotunda for about three months.feedback

Mike did what Mike does: he takes care of problems. It will be professional, it will be transparent, everybody will have open input, and at the end of the day if there's anything there, we'll know what it was and he'll be completely forthright and honest with whatever he finds.feedback

I don't think it's dead. I'm very worried about blowing a huge hole in the deficit.feedback

The appropriators have basically worked out everything. The real questions now are really above the appropriators' level.feedback

I personally don't think we ought to be disrupting markets.feedback

I wouldn't risk a $1 trillion funding bill for a $3 billion wall.feedback

The Democratic base is totally engaged, totally fired up, and anybody that thinks that is going to go away I think is whistling past the political graveyard. The only way you fight that is you have to fire up the Republican base. And to do that, strangely enough, you have to govern.feedback

You've got a miniature civil war going on there. We're all paying attention, since anything can happen in a special.feedback

Their base is whipped up and going. Nothing we can do is going to change that. So you better have your own base equally charged up, and to do that you have to convince them that you're getting things done – that the fact that they gave you the Senate, the House and the White House means something.feedback

I think that realization is spreading out there: that nobody is going to be safe politically. The best thing is to get something done, because the Democratic base is fired up, and it's going to remain fired up. The only way we can have comparable intensity on our side in an off-year election is actually deliver and do some things.feedback

I think he senses maybe there's a little bit of a change as people think through the consequences. It's too early in the process to kill this, and it will impact the rest of our agenda. I think other members of different points of view are beginning to figure that out.feedback

I don't think anybody wants to disrupt the markets more than they already are. It's a very unstable market. My personal opinion is yes.feedback

You can have the best people in the world, but if you're slashing the NIH budget by 20 percent, and presumably the same thing to CDC, then I don't care how good your people are, they're not going to be nearly as effective as they need to be. If the idea of a government is to protect the United States and its people, then these people contribute as much as another wing on an F-35 [fighter jet], and actually do more to save tens of thousands of lives.feedback

What may anchor him [to us] is more negative than positive.feedback

That's a very possible, if not likely, outcome. If the political configuration in Congress can't deliver [results], why wouldn't he try something else?feedback

I'm extremely concerned about the potential impact of the 18 percent cut.feedback

It's probably the right thing to do, I think. Otherwise you're going to have insurance companies exiting the market.feedback

If you're doing that, you're saying you can do that with all Republican votes and dealing the Democrats out from the beginning. That's fine as long as you're sure you can get those votes, but nothing I've seen so far assures me of that. I'm sorry, we had a revolt without a bipartisan approach.feedback

In the end, there's a group of people in this party who just won't say yes. At some point, I think that means looking beyond our conference. The president is a deal maker, and Ronald Reagan cut some of his most important deals with Democrats.feedback

Loyalty can sometimes make you, you know, go a step too far. I'm pretty heartened that [Nunes] recognized that within 24 hours and moved to change it.feedback

He is loyal to his friends. And if they're in a fight, he's going to be on your side in the fight.feedback

This isn't a once and forever bill, or vote, or anything of the kind. What we do today isn't going to be the final word. Seniors on fixed incomes would likely see a big jump in their healthcare expenses without a near-term reduction in premiums. We can't burden seniors who deserve better from us!feedback

I see no indication that that's true. President Obama is owed an apology.feedback

It's not a charge that I would have ever made. And, frankly, unless you can produce some pretty compelling proof, then I think the president, you know, President Obama is owed an apology in that regard. . . If he didn't do it, we shouldn't be reckless in accusations that he did.feedback

The populist rhetoric is so systemic, it's hard to believe it's not a deliberate effort to change the language of politics. This is obviously very populist language – the idea that there's finally somebody here to protect you from these international and corporate forces that are making you feel lost. He has to show real progress on four things: border security, replace Obamacare, tax reform and rebuilding the military. If we don't get those four big things done, it'll all collapse into finger-pointing and division.feedback

If they get some legislative successes, they'll be fine, and if they don't, that's when the real trouble begins.feedback

You don't want to be the reason why we weren't successful in getting these things done. I think they worry about it.feedback

People didn't want this story on opening day.feedback

You can't actually put the social safety net off the table.feedback

I would expect the very first thing a Republican Congress would do would be to repeal Obamacare.feedback

We have done a good job positioning our members. few House Republican incumbents have lost in primaries this year, even as Trump has defeated the party establishment's presidential hopefuls. Now, we'll just have to go through the storm.feedback

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