Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States.
My basic advice to the Chinese with respect to the South China Sea is, 'Hey, guys, cool it.'
We strongly believe that individual advocates play an important role in developing a civil society.
I have learned some core lessons along the way. Among the most important, I have become a firm believer that a strong geopolitical relationship can be born out of a strong economic relationship, which often begins with trade.
It's an honor to be presented with an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my mentor, Mike Mansfield, who worked to strengthen and improve America's important relationships throughout Asia.
If I were the president, I would be very concerned... and I would do what was reasonably necessary to find a way to get my people confirmed.
Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
A lot of America is stressed by Mother Nature.
We won't sit idly by when a crime is committed in the real world. So why should we when it happens in cyber space?
Any bilateral trade and investment agreement must be comprehensive and address the full range of barriers to U.S. goods and services if it is to receive broad, bipartisan congressional support.
The Founding Fathers provided a way to reverse unpopular Supreme Court decisions: a constitutional amendment.
U.S. agricultural products, including safe, high-quality Montana beef, face unscientific trade restrictions in many important markets.
America's ranchers and farmers produce the highest-quality products in the world.
Increased trade is crucial to a balanced plan for stimulating growth and job creation on both sides of the Atlantic.
You're entitled to Medicaid regardless of your income. Don't worry about your health care.
I believe strongly that the opportunity is here for us in America to finally have a healthcare system that we can really be proud of. But it's got to be one where everybody is involved. Everybody: consumers, employers, providers, health-insurance companies, everybody.
I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that's tepid. I just don't think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We're going to have to have incentives in here.
I'm no real expert on China.
School prayer, abortion, and school busing are indeed controversial issues. I doubt that there ever will be complete agreement on the public-policy questions they raise.
We all must make hatemongers unwelcome in our towns and communities. And we must stand by the heroes in this struggle, the police and county prosecutors who stand up to the extremists.
The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less.
The Senate is a remarkable institution. It is unique. There is no other body, no other political body, no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S. Senate.
Every American has a right to affordable, high-quality health care.
We Americans have an obligation to come to China, to learn more about China. Why? Because with each passing day, it's going to be more and more in our future.
Americans have the right to say what they believe. But with that right comes the responsibility to respect our neighbors, respect law enforcement, and obey the laws.
Cyber-enabled theft of trade secrets by state actors in China has emerged as a major threat to our economic and, thus, national security.
The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization.
My blood, my roots, my soul is in the state of Montana.
The Framers of the Constitution wisely understood that constitutional principles must not be sacrificed on the altar of political appeasement.
I don't want retired schoolteachers or any other good Americans to be duped by fraudulent organizations into giving money, thinking it is going to go to disabled vets, when in fact it's not at all. It's going in to pad the pockets of some scam artists. I want to stop this stuff.
I believe very, very strongly that when you serve, you serve the entire state.
You can't operate by hindsight.
The U.S.-China relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world.
I think I'm the luckiest guy in the world.
It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.
We Montanans take pride in our low crime rate and believe honest people can disagree without being disagreeable. Maybe extremist groups believe they can find a home in Montana because of our easygoing ways.
Sequestration is leverage that should not be given up easily.
Politics abhors a vacuum.
Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.
The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete.
I'm a very proud Democrat, but I also like results.
It is my strong belief that the Chinese people are just as proud as we Americans are proud.
I'm inclined to vote for Roberts unless something else comes up. It's a close call.
There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.
For our part, the U.S. government has an obligation to aggressively pursue every opportunity to expand trade, boost the economy, and create well-paid jobs here at home.
Life has many twists and turns.
Trade and investment have come to be the foundation, the ballast, of the U.S.-China relationship, providing great stability.
We've got to stand up for ourselves. That is, draw some lines, make it clear that after awhile, we're not going to get bullied or pushed around, because I think there are some in China who want to push the United States around. They want to bully us.
In this ever-changing world, it's more important than ever that our top-notch military continues to receive the resources needed to serve and protect our country.
I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America.