The U.S. Constitution is the basic framework for the greatest democracy on Earth. Some of my colleagues find it easy to amend it. I don't.
This country is about, in my judgment, aggressive, open debate. There is an old saying: When everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking very much.
I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization.
I don't feel responsible for things I didn't vote for.
We need leadership, and we need it now.
Only in this town, where we make an industry out of creating euphemisms, can we have enough sugar to sugarcoat this nonsense.
If you talk about preemption you better know things rather than think things.
Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do.
You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.
We're trying to get through all of this, to understand it, ... Northwest has been a good carrier for North Dakota for many decades, but they are dominant in our state, and so changes they make can have a profound impact on North Dakota and its economy.
People habitat has to take priority over bird habitat.
There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life.
When businesses face tough times, one of the first items they cut is overhead expenses. The government should do the same.
I am proud to be in the Senate. I have always been proud to be a part of our political system. It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours.
I came into American politics and into this political system proud of politics and the way we make decisions.