Mark Udall

(Mark Emery Udall)

Mark Udall
Mark Udall
  • Born: July 18, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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A broke nation is a weak nation. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences
Director Brennan and the CIA today are continuing to provide inaccurate information and represent the efficacy of torture. In other words, the CIA is lying. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The choreographed standing and clapping of one side of the room - while the other side sits - is unbecoming of a serious institution and the message that it sends is that even on a night when the president is addressing the entire nation, we in Congress cannot sit as one, but must be divided as two. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The NSA has shown, time and time again, it will seize on any wiggle room in the law . Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
As the nation watches, Democrats and Republicans should reflect the interspersed character of America itself. Perhaps, by sitting with each other for one night, we will begin to rekindle that common spark that brought us here from 50 different states and widely diverging backgrounds to serve the public good.
Climbing has worked for me in a number of ways on Capitol Hill. I'm much more inclined to look at what people do, as opposed to what they say. Also, it's about working together - we're all on the rope together, and you don't get to cut the rope if you're not getting along with someone.
Genuine dialogue, not rhetorical bomb-throwing, leads to progress.
Good-faith re-examination of a position you've held in the past should be seen as a virtue, not a vice.
I believe climate change is real - and I believe we have to act to protect the climate as fast as we possibly can.
I brag on the Democratic Party. We're libertarian on social issues, it's live and let live. Fiscally, we're conservative and responsible, and were environmentally conscious.
I haven't inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children.
I support allowing gay couples to marry because of - not in spite of - my values. And many of those values are the same ones deeply held by those who do not believe in gay marriage. Families, Children & Parenting
I think most Americans would agree people should be treated equally and everyone ought to be able to pursue a fulfilling life with the ones they love. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
In a country as large and diverse as America, compromise is how we get things done. It isn't always pretty, but we have to find solutions to our problems that, at the end of the day, most people can live with.
It is deeply shocking and incomprehensible to me that despite volumes of documentation and living witnesses who can attest to the horrors of the Holocaust, there are still those who would deny it.
It's my belief that, like every other American, gay and lesbian couples should be able to make a lifetime commitment to the person they love and protect their families. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
It's the uncertainty, the challenge and the willingness to put it all on the line that draws a lot of people to climb mountains. That can also apply to a lot of other challenges in life, whether it's running for office, starting a family, going to grad school or taking all of your cash and assets and starting a business. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance ;Families, Children & Parenting
It's tough to know the value of water until it's gone.
I've come to the conclusion that military style weapons really don't have any place in our society. We ought to reinstate the assault weapons ban that served us well for 10 years from 1994 to 2004. Society
I've learned from being in the woods that titles don't mean much and that actions speak a lot louder than words - even in Congress. I always look for the people who want to act - people who want to run the river or climb the mountain - even if they're not members of my political party.
On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink and places where we recreate. That's why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Political differences will always generate a healthy debate, but over time the dialogue has become more hateful and at times violent. Time
President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people's faith in the presidency and in government. Time ;Religion & God ;Leaders & Leadership
Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Reform is not for the short-winded. I'm committed to making sure the Senate is more than just a graveyard for good ideas.
Some of the best times I've spent in Colorado have been in the backcountry with my mom and siblings, and more recently, with my own kids. That is why I'm concerned to see today's kids spending more time browsing the Internet than exploring nature. Time ;Nature
Stem cells have the potential to be used to treat and better understand some of the world's most deadly and disabling diseases.
The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one. Freedom & Liberty
The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally.
There is no getting around it; Congress is failing the American people.
There is no question that we must do more to secure our borders - but how we go about securing them is also important.
Throughout my years of public service, I've listened to the voices of the gay and lesbian community, whether through whispered confidences or public declarations. I understand what it truly means to say that all people should be treated equally, and I'll always stand up for fair and equal treatment of gay and lesbian Americans.
Truth be told, I'm much more comfortable in a pair of hiking boots or with a rack of climbing gear than in front of a laptop. Truth
We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage.
When I talk about the importance of the institution of marriage, I think of the commitment and the significance of standing in front of those closest to you and promising fidelity to your partner 'til death do you part.' Death ;Families, Children & Parenting
While expanding market access for American industry, financial markets and farmers is critical, I believe it needs to be done responsibly, accounting for the treatment and protection of workers and the environment.
You don't climb mountains without a team, you don't climb mountains without being fit, you don't climb mountains without being prepared and you don't climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident - it has to be intentional.