Louise Slaughter Quotes

  1. Rove and his attorneys can parse the words all they want, but it is now clear that while Rove may not have given a reporter Plame’s name, he clearly identified her by telling the reporter that Joseph Wilson’s wife was a CIA agent.
  2. The U.S. has the finest research scientists in the world, but we are falling far behind other countries, like South Korea and Singapore, that are moving forward with embryonic stem cell research.
  3. If ever we had proof that our nation’s pollution laws aren’t working, it’s reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb.
  4. That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don’t know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong.
  5. We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans.
  6. Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House.
  7. Let’s clean up our environment. Let’s clean up our bodies, but most importantly, let’s not permit our babies of the future to be polluted before they are even born.
  8. In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts.
  9. As a microbiologist, I am particularly concerned with Mr. Bush’s blatant disregard for science.
  10. For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity.
  11. I am disturbed that the identification and clothing of our public officials is so easily reproduced.
  12. Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and other remarkable leaders, women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920.
  13. While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs.
  14. We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
  15. Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards.
  16. Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person.
  17. Women in the service put themselves in harms way to protect us and our Nation from threats at home and abroad. The least we can do is ensure they are protected when facing a horrible tragedy.
  18. This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
  19. If they are opposed to abortion, they should be for preventing unintended pregnancies.
  20. Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, refuted ideas that women were inferior to men, and fought for a woman’s right to vote.
  21. Half of all women who are sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, need publicly funded services to help them access public health programs like Medicaid and Title X, the national family planning program.
  22. And whether it is equal pay, health care, Social Security, or family leave, this Congress has refused to address issues critical to hard-working American women.
  23. Our girls have learned that sweat is sexy, brawn is beautiful and a little dirt never hurt anyone.
  24. We have record high temperatures and record high energy prices across the country, and we’ve seen the dangerous effects caused by extreme temperatures in the past.
  25. Contraceptives have a proven track record of enhancing the health of women and children, preventing unintended pregnancy, and reducing the need for abortion.
  26. Many poor and low-income women cannot afford to purchase contraceptive services and supplies on their own.

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