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Chuck Schumer
This bill is every bit as mean as the House bill.feedback
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NEW Jun 26 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about American politics. You'll find 1280 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about American politics are: Chuck Schumer, Donald J. Trump and Adam Schiff. Chuck Schumer specifically said: “This bill is every bit as mean as the House bill.”.
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Donald J. Trump

I cannot imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!feedback

Tim Phillips

There is urgency. We believe we have a window of about 12 months to get as much of it accomplished as possible before the 2018 elections grind policy to a halt. We are not committed to the Senate bill in its current form, but there is still time to make changes and we're actively working to improve it.feedback

Chris Wright

If we don't get anything done by then, the elections probably don't go very well. They may not go well anyway.feedback

Sean Lansing

If they don't make good on these promises ... there are going to be consequences, and quite frankly there should be.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Republican Senators are working very hard to get there, with no help from the Democrats. Not easy! Perhaps just let OCare crash & burn! It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together and wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody is happy with. But we won't get one Democrat vote, not one. If it were the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote. And that's a terrible thing. Their thing is resist.feedback

Mac Thornberry

If we can get to a point where we don't have these draconian cuts hanging over our head there is value to that. There wasn't anybody at DOD to write a Trump budget request. I have no doubt that our president wants to repair and rebuild our military.feedback

Dean Heller

I have made clear that I want to make sure the rug is not pulled out from under Nevada or the more than 200,000 Nevadans who received insurance for the first time under Medicaid expansion.feedback

Adam Schiff

I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier and that was a very serious mistake. I think that was a mistake but I have to contest what President Trump is saying because for Donald Trump who openly egged on the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton's emails and celebrated every release of stolen documents -- to criticize Obama is now a bit like someone knowingly receiving stolen property blaming the police for not stopping the theft.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well he actually used my term 'mean'. That was my term because I want to see – and I speak from the heart, that's what I want to see – I want to see a bill with heart.feedback

Chuck Schumer

I think it's 50-50. First, Democrats, we are doing everything we can to fight this bill because it's so devastating for the middle class. I think they have, at best, a 50-50 chance of passing this bill. To get three senators to vote no, probably -- you can say yes, you can say no, probably 50-50.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We've a very good plan. We have a few people that are I think, I could say modestly, they're not standing on the rooftops and screaming. They want to get some points. I think they'll get some points. I don't think they're that far off. Famous last words, right? But I think they're going to get there.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. I think that's something that whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? I mean, we do.feedback

Jim Jordan

If we don't act now as Obamacare is collapsing, when will we or can we act?feedback

Adam Schiff

Now we had to vet that with the intelligence community, but we took that step because we weren't succeeding in getting the administration to do it itself.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

For the enlisted ranks, we probably have a better benefits package than most places. Not all of them. There are some out in Silicon Valley that can probably beat us hands down. But when you look across the United States, we're drawing in very high quality people because we are competitive.feedback

Susan Collins

It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week, but that's up to the majority leader. We could well be in all night a couple of nights working through what will be an open amendment process and I think that at least is good. The process could have been a lot better. I would have liked to see the Democrats step up to the table and negotiate with us now, not wait till this bill is either passed or defeated.feedback

Adam Schiff

I think they were concerned about being perceived as having interfered in the election and trying to tip the scales for Hillary Clinton. I think they were also concerned about not wanting to play into the narrative that Donald Trump was telling, that the election was going to be rigged, even though Donald Trump was talking about a completely different kind of rigging than foreign intervention.feedback

Adam Schiff

I think the Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin. And indeed Senator [Dianne] Feinstein and I were repeatedly trying to make that case to the administration initially when they didn't want to make attribution, to talk publicly about Russia's role, and later when we issued our own statement and they did attribute the conduct to Russia.feedback

Adam Schiff

I was urging that they begin then the process of sanctioning Russia, the administration talking more forcefully about what the Russians had done. I think that was a mistake.feedback

Lanhee Chen

The focus of Republican efforts largely has been on costs. You do have a different set of issues that the two sides have been focused on, which partly explains why this has been such an intractable and difficult debate to find common ground on.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it. The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before the election. ... If he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? Obama Administration official said they 'choked' when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn't want to hurt Hillary?feedback

Dean Heller

I'm announcing today that in this form I will not support it. It's going to be very difficult to get me to a yes. You have to protect Medicaid expansion states. That's what I want.feedback

Jon Ralston

Here is one thing that people don't talk about a lot with Heller: He doesn't like the job. He was planning to run for governor.''. Now he in this position of his own making, pressed by Trump people on one side, so he has a base problem, while the other side is running the most relentless digital protest campaign on any piece of legislation I have ever seen in this state.feedback

William McCurdy II

The fact remains that Dean Heller owns his party's destructive health care repeal effort. The damage to Dean Heller's flailing re-election campaign was already done long before this desperate press conference.feedback

Dina Titus

This is probably going to be the last decision I make in my political career. I want it to be the right one.feedback

Brian Sandoval

I want to compliment Senator Heller. He's in the eye of the storm here.feedback

Doug Holtz-Eakin

This is a historic enterprise, and it explains why the screaming coming out of the left is so fierce.feedback

Charles Blahous

There's two issues here. There's the problems in Medicaid that were created under the Affordable Care Act, and then there are the problems that predated that. Medicaid was already on a financially unsustainable course before the Affordable Care Act.feedback

Doug Holtz-Eakin

When otherwise has this been done? You can't name any combination of tax cuts and entitlement reforms like this in one bill.feedback

John Baackes

With this bill, we're cutting – we're amending – the original Medicaid legislation of 52 years ago that says the feds will split the cost with the states.feedback

Dean Heller

You have to protect Medicaid expansion states. That's what I want. Make sure we're taken care of here in the state of Nevada.feedback

Drew Altman

The public at large is deeply skeptical about the repeal-and-replace plan, with support among the Republican base hanging in but slipping and in danger of falling further.feedback

Rick Snyder

As a practical matter, you have a situation where a bill's going through the Legislature. Doesn't it make sense that I should be talking to Republicans and Democrats and trying to work together on getting something done? I thought that's how the legislative process should work. I'm not focused on partisanship. I'm focused on getting good jobs for Michiganders.feedback

Gideon D'Assandro

If a deal takes good bills and Republican priorities off the table, then it could be bad policy. ... That is why House Republicans need to get those answers from the governor.feedback

Barack Obama

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party. Still, I hope that our senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what's really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.feedback

Bill Walker - Environmental Working Group

My team and I are analyzing the newly released discussion draft of the Senate Republican health care bill. Given the population size, vastness, and remote location of Alaska, I am deeply concerned about the potential effects of a one-size-fits-all approach.feedback

Ted Cruz

This current draft doesn't get the job done. But I believe we can get to yes.feedback

Barack Obama

The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It's about the character of our country – who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that's always worth fighting for. To put the American people through [such] pain – while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return – that's tough to fathom.feedback

Marion Goldin

Finding obscure, Watergate-related persons among the delegates, facing skepticism if not outright opposition from our bosses, plus explicit memos from the Republican Party describing this convention as a coronation of President Nixon. We turned the 1972 Republican convention into a vehicle for bringing the Watergate saga to a wider American audience, many of whom were hearing about it for the first time.feedback

Larry Levitt

Low-income people will end up paying higher premiums for plans that have bigger deductibles, compared to today. Older people who are now getting premium subsidies would get substantially less help, but younger people would get more.feedback

Brian Sandoval

These are our friends. These are our families. These are our neighbors. There are folks who are worth fighting for.feedback

Dean Heller

[The Better Care Act] takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans. There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums.feedback

Bill McInturff

If you look at the parties and you say, OK, Republicans are the party of the economy and change in Washington, and they have overwhelming margins on dealing with ISIS,' that's a problem for Democrats.feedback

Robert Laszewski

The penultimate question is this. Will the Medicaid rollback be enough to keep the most conservative Republican Senators onboard in the face of a truly 'Obamacare lite' approach to the individual market while not pushing the moderates off the bill – particularly Republican Senators from Medicaid expansion states?feedback

Robert Laszewski

If this isn't enough, just what would these moderate and conservative Senators expect to get.feedback

Donald J. Trump

ObamaCare is dead and we're putting a plan out today that is going to be negotiated. We will hopefully get something done, and it will be something with heart and very meaningful.feedback

Eugene Robinson

The GOP proposal is the first step in redistribution of wealth from struggling wage-earners to the rich.feedback

Chris Coons

Look, it's hard for me to believe that for something as important as a bill that would remake health care for hundreds of millions of people, that they're holding no hearings. There's a reason that President Trump called the House version of Obamacare repeal 'mean.' It's because it cuts Medicaid by too much, and it cuts Medicare by too much just to fund a tax cut. I think there's a real reason that the Republican leadership here in the Senate is hiding this bill even from its own members.feedback

Patty Murray

Don't be fooled. Senate Republican leaders are going to spend this weekend doing everything they can to cut backroom deals and get the 50 votes they need to jam Trumpcare through the Senate–and that's why it's so important that Democrats and patients and families across the country keep fighting back and making clear any senator who votes for this mean, heartless bill will own the consequences.feedback

Gordon Mermin

The tax provisions are pretty much unchanged, except for some implementation dates. Substantively it's the same as what's passed the House.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

If there's one clear-cut message that comes out of that bill it is we're going to cut the hell out of income taxes for the rich on investment income.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

I've had years when it's been a lot more than $680,000. But I'm $680,000 better off if everything else is equal just because of what happened last week.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly. My decision about how long I stay is not up to them. I believe one of the reasons they did it is I'm an effective leader. We passed the Affordable Care Act, we passed Dodd-Frank. Because it's a classic Republican line. The fact is that when we need to redistrict our country so when we get the majority of the votes in the country, it is reflected as the majority of the votes in the congress.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!feedback

Nancy Pelosi

I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly. You want me to sing my praises, is that what you're saying? Well, I'm a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the [financial] support that I do, which is essential to our elections, sad to say. . . . I have experience in winning the Congress. When people said to us in '05 that you don't have a chance, be prepared for a Republican permanent majority, [former Senate Democratic leader] Harry Reid and I didn't accept that.feedback

Linda J. Blumberg

They're trying to hide how much they're taking out of the program. If you put it at the end of the budget window, it doesn't look as bad. Don't be fooled. This is a very dramatic difference.feedback

Marc Goldwein

It's a very small issue in 2026 but, potentially, a very huge issue by 2040.feedback

Doug Holtz-Eakin

There's, I think, an overabundance of caution up front to make sure that markets get stabilized and coverage gets maintained to the extent possible. They made sure there's enough money in there up front to, sort of, assuage those concerns.feedback

Chuck Schumer

It's clear that Republicans know that cutting Medicaid will hurt so many people in the middle class, so many in my home state of New York. Republicans know that people want essential health benefits, so they've created a disguise by saying these changes won't occur for a year.feedback

Chuck Schumer

The way this bill cuts health care is heartless. The president said the House bill was mean. The Senate bill may be meaner. The Senate Republican health care bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Only this wolf has even sharper teeth than the House bill. We live in the wealthiest country on Earth. Surely we can do better than what the Republican #healthcarebill promises.feedback

Leslie Dach

Senate Republicans promised to start over and write a plan that improves people's health care. Instead they doubled down on the failed House repeal approach that puts everyone's health care last, and tax breaks for the wealthy first. The heartless Senate health care repeal bill makes health care worse for everyone – it raises costs, cuts coverage, weakens protections an dcuts even more from Medicaid than the mean House bill. They wrote their plan in secret and are rushing forward with a vote next week because they know how much harm their bill does to millions of people.feedback

Kathleen Rice

Do I think it's fair that the Republican playbook over the last four election cycles has been attacking Nancy Pelosi and demonizing her? No. That's not fair. Nor is it accurate. But guess what? It works. They're winning. So we have to address that reality.feedback

Mitch McConnell

When legislation does come to the floor, it will present Senate Democrats with another opportunity to do what's right for the American people. They can choose to keep standing by as their failing law continues to collapse and hurt more Americans, but I hope they will join with us instead. Either way, we have to act. Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo – they deserve better care. That's just what we're going to continue working to bring them.feedback

Ron Johnson

I would find it hard to believe I will have enough time. I've made leadership well aware of the fact that I need information to make a final decision, and if I don't have the information to justify a yes vote, I won't be voting yes.feedback

Mitch McConnell

We debated many policy proposals. We considered many different viewpoints. In the end, we found that we share many ideas about what needs to be achieved and how we can achieve it. These shared policy objectives and the solutions to help achieve them are what make up the health care discussion draft that we talked through this morning.feedback

Orrin Hatch

I don't know that there's going to be another hearing, but we've invited you to participate and give your ideas ….feedback

Barb Huntington

It's going to be like that every year, and we'll be lucky to have what we have.feedback

Susan Collins

That inflater is critical, because it translates into billions of dollars over time.feedback

Rand Paul

My main concern is I promised voters that I would repeal – vote to repeal Obamacare. And everything I hear sounds like Obamacare-lite. It may well be that prices don't come down at all.feedback

Dean Heller

At first glance, I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid. I will read it, share it with Governor Sandoval, and continue to listen to Nevadans to determine the bill's impact on our state. I will also post it to my website so that any Nevadans who wish to review it can do so. As I have consistently stated, if the bill is good for Nevada, I'll vote for it and if it's not – I won't.feedback

Mitch McConnell

We believe we can do better than the Obamacare status quo, and we fully intend to do so.feedback

Michael Needham

It is clear that significant portions of the Republican Party have no intention of actually repealing Obamacare despite campaigning on that objective for years. Conservatives will evaluate legislative language when it becomes available, looking particularly at whether the legislation empowers states to get out of the onerous insurance mandates imposed by Obamacare, maintains and improves the House's Medicaid reforms, and repeals Obamacare's stifling taxes.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

But reform is different than repeal. And it's much different than throwing 23 million people off of insurance and off of Medicaid as the Republican plan appears to be doing.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

This (Republican-led) bill does nothing about affordability – and that's the shock.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If we had even a little Democrat support, like a couple votes, you'd have everything. Someone said why did you hire a rich person to be in charge of economy? That's the kind of thinking we want!feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think and I hope, I can't guarantee anything, but I hope we're gonna surprise you with a really good plan. I've been talking about a plan with heart. I said, add some money to it!' A plan with heart. If we went and got the single greatest healthcare plan in the history of the world, we would not get one Democrat vote. Because they're obstructionists. If we came to you and said 'Here's your plan, you're gonna have the greatest plan in history, and you're gonna pay nothing,' they'd vote against it. But ObamaCare is dead.feedback