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 David Bonior - “America should not give up the leverage to bring about democratic reforms,”
 David Bonior - “But they're hanging in there because they know with those bad hips and arms, they will need a patients' bill of rights to be better,”
 David Bonior - “I understand that NASA reported that there's new evidence of water on Mars. I'm here to report that we still don't have any evidence of affordable gasoline in Michigan.”
 David Bonior - “I understand that NASA reported that there's new evidence of water on Mars, ... I'm here to report that we still don't have any evidence of affordable gasoline in Michigan.”
 David Bonior - “We have not gotten the final word yet.”
 David Bonior - “As House G.O.P. leaders rallied to support his re-election, Democrats circled ravenously. Said David Bonior, Democratic whip and the Speaker's nemesis Mr. Gingrich engaged in a pattern of tax fraud, lies and cover-up in paving his road to the second highest office of this land. He is not worthy of that office. ... The Gingrich case does not end here.”
 David Bonior - “Folks think it's wrong, but they think it's an isolated incident. They don't understand that it's often.”
 David Bonior - “This is not the America that I spent 26 years fighting for as a US congressman. And it certainly is not the legacy I want to leave my grandchildren.”
 David Bonior - “They are flowing into the mainstream of where American politics and the American people are, ... Nobody wants to have high levels of arsenic in their drinking water. They understand that. They voted with us today to implement that.”
 David Bonior - “We got 30,000 people that work here and there's no communication on something as essential and as important as that.”
 David Bonior - “We're told we need this trade deal to open up vast markets to American goods, ... But the reality is that most Chinese workers cannot afford to buy the goods that even they make.”
 David Bonior - “Now, whether there will be a vast majority of Democrats, I think, depends to a large extent on what happens with the specifics,”
 David Bonior - “I think the timing is just atrocious on the part of the Republicans on this issue, ... We need not have this on the floor while the peace process is in a very critical stage.”
 David Bonior - “There's a lot of bitterness over what happened. He needs to address that. He needs to dig deeper to understand that in order for him to really bind the wounds that are out there in the country,”
 David Bonior - “What we saw was a father, a husband, a leader of our country who was contrite and was very sorry for his actions,”
 David Bonior - “There's only one marriage (the bill) would strengthen, and that's the longstanding romance between the Republican leadership and those who are most well off in this country, ... two-fisted assault on the U.S. Treasury.”
 David Bonior - “Today this tree represents our hope. Even more than our faith, this small tree, (like) the democratic values that guided the first Congress to meet here, will continue to grow and to guide all the Congresses to come, ... And even though the wind may rustle its branches every so often, this tree, like our democracy itself, will only grow stronger over time.”
 David Bonior - “Some Democrats saw sinister motives. Mr. Dole works for a large lobbying firm with interests before Congress, ... Isn't that a conflict of interest”
 David Bonior - “Nobody mentioned the word resignation, nobody mentioned the word impeachment, ... This was a meeting for the president to express to us his sorrow, his concern, this was a person who felt very deeply about the pain he has caused.”
 David Bonior - “The lawyers don't use the word 'lie.' But if someone, in the normal course of events...would have done what Newt Gingrich did to a congressional committee, they would go to jail for that.”
 David Bonior - “So isn't it ironic that Newt Gingrich is attempting to put his ethic problems behind him with a plan that requires a whole new investigation by the ethics committee”
 David Bonior - “I advised him that the president needs to make clear to the American people, in a way that he did to us today, his contrition, his sorrow for his actions, and he needs to do that not just once, he needs to understand that this is a process that is ongoing, that this issue will be raised time and again throughout the weeks, perhaps even months, ... He needs to address it on a continual basis with the kind of concern that he expressed to us today but he also needs to get to the issues that he was elected to address in this country.”
 David Bonior - “China has not lived up to any other trade agreements over the last decade... They don't have any compliance or enforcement.”
 David Bonior - “China has not lived up to any other trade agreements over the last decade, ... They don't have any compliance or enforcement.”
 David Bonior - “This House is out of touch. It is out of control. And it is so consumed that they have just denied us a chance to vote on the one option -- the one option -- that commands the support of the American people, and that is censure,”

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