Christopher Dodd

(Christopher John Dodd)

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I don’t believe in an answering questions that have not become relevant yet. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
I hope no one in any part of this country will sit out any election. It’s about as unpatriotic think that anyone can do. Voters, Voting & Elections
Never in the history of American politics has there been a constituency so popular but with so little political clout as the American family. Families, Children & Parenting
The senator who is driving you crazy today may be with you tomorrow. Legislating & Legislative Process
There are two things people in public life don’t like to say. First is ‘I made a mistake’, and second is ‘I don’t know.’ Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There is no such thing as a saint without a past or a sinner without a future. Human Nature
There's a big difference between saying you are for something and saying how you're going to achieve it. Management & Managing Government
We are not being invited to speak [and be paid honoraria] because of our forensic abilities ... or because we have some fantastical insights to offer. We are being invited because we sit on a committee that involves legislation that affects those interests. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You never say what you're not going to do. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
American workers are first rate.
America's highways, roads, bridges, are an indispensable part of our lives. They link one end of our nation to the other. We use them each and every day, for every conceivable purpose.
As a world leader, America must be prepared to confront any challenge.
As the temperature drops, the need for heating oil goes up.
By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation.
Connecticut's first responders and defense workers work every day to help us achieve these goals. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes.
Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances. Freedom & Liberty
Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.
For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked together to make our environment better.
I don't care what the public wants, I'm going to give it what it needs!
I intend to fight to ensure that Connecticut workers have a level playing field when competing for jobs.
I take great pride in the fact that I have lived in a Spanish-speaking country.
It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
It's time to renew our commitment to the world around us. Time
It's vital that we help them get the right start, nurture their development and provide for their well-being.
Low-income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low-income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice.
Our children are our greatest resource and Head Start grants help them reach their full potential.
Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
Our nation's children are our greatest asset and our most precious treasure.
Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years.
Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The world changed on September 11, 2001.
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. Environment & Environmentalism
We owe it to each other - and to our children and grandchildren - to leave our planet in a better state than when we found it.
When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force