One of the standing jokes of Congress is that the new Congressman always spends the first week wondering how he got there and the rest of the time wondering how the other members got there
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a
If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
"Do you pray for the Senators, Dr. Hale?" someone asked the chaplain. "No, I look at the Senators and pray for the country.".
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
Don't try to go too fast. Learn your job. Don't ever talk until you know what you're talking about.... If you want to get along, go along.
I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!
A republican stands up in congress and says 'I GOT A REALLY BAD IDEA!!' and the democrat stands up after him and says 'AND I CAN MAKE IT SHITTIER!!'
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour.
I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision.
Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens--and then everybody disagrees.
Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!
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