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A staggering 63 percent of Americans say that addiction to alcohol or other drugs has had an impact on them at some point in their lives.
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All Americans are united in their commitment to support our troops, to protecting this country, and to defeating the terrorists. But a growing number of Americans believe our troops deserve better than the course the Administration has charted for the past two and a half years.
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Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word.
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And how the government communicates about homeland security is central to how the public responds.
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As the bill requires, any terror alert system must give people and organizations some indication about what steps they must take to improve their own security and assist in the Nation's security.
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Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history.
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Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
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For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
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Franklin Roosevelt said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have much; it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little. This reconciliation package fails that test as well.
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I am a recovering alcoholic.
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I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility.
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I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
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I want to see an acknowledgement by the Administration that the war in Iraq cannot be won soley through military force.
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If we do not provide education for every single American, we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
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If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond is going to determine whether that attack is just a tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.
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In my state, over 17,000 households are going hungry on a regular basis.
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In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
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In the 5 years, well over 60,000 American families have been broken apart by the absence of insurance because the only way for parents to get treatment for their children is to turn the custody of those children over to the State.
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In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
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In the last 5 years, more than 150,000 Americans have lost their lives to suicide, 90 percent of them with serious mental illness.
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Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
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My mother is still battling alcoholism.
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My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average.
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No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
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On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets.
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So if we are really concerned about generating more taxes, we ought to be investing in our people, not taking away the kinds of resources that contribute to their ability to become greater taxpayers in this country.
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Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
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The key battleground in the war on terrorism, therefore, is in the minds of the American public.
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They want the truth: a spin-free and unvarnished assessment of the progress we are making towards fulfilling the Administration's idealistic goals.
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Today, our economy is about an economy of ideas.
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We believe in some basic human principles - everyone should have the opportunities not just to survive, but to excel with their God-given talents and abilities. Those are the values that should be reflected in our budgets.
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We could have a budget that brings Americans together.
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While I believe it is critical that we update our law enforcement tools to respond to the deadly and unconventional threats we face from global terrorist organizations, it is vital that we do not at the same time endanger the basic civil liberties and freedoms that we hold so dear.
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