Top Quotes from Brad Schneider

There is only one person who represents all Americans. We need a president who speaks out and condemns racism and anti-Semitism. We need a president who recognizes everyone is equal. We are not perfect, but we all deserve respect.

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Everyone in this country has a right to quality, affordable health care.

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I want to make sure every child has the opportunity for quality education.

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We need to make sure we have in every school teachers trained and qualified to make sure every child, including children with different learning styles, succeed.

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We should follow the facts wherever they lead us.

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Chemical weapons, biological weapons, and nuclear weapons should never be used.

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Protecting our Great Lakes and conserving this resource for the next generation is critical both for surrounding communities and our planet as a whole.

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I spend most of my career as a management consultant, a businessman working with family-owned small and medium-sized businesses. The businesses that make up the core of our economy.

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Much as I wish it were not so, we do live in a dangerous world. It has, in fact, always been this way. Our earliest ancestors had to worry about predators, natural disasters, disease, and – unique among our species – attacks by other people.

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Illinois had the first aquarium built in Chicago. The very first skyscraper in the entire world was built in Chicago in 1885. The tallest building in North America, formerly the Sears Tower, now Willis Tower, is in Chicago. Evanston, home to Northwestern, is also home to the ice cream sundae. Illinois has a lot to be proud of.

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It’s beyond shameful this House can pass trillions of dollars in tax breaks for those with the most security but not see it to provide its way, see its way to provide health insurance for the children most in need.

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The very foundation of our democracy depends on the integrity of our elections.

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We are having trouble finding teachers to teach STEM. We also need to make sure schools have the resources. Some communities have multiple computers for each student in their schools. Other schools don’t have textbooks, let alone computers.

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We need to stop kicking the can down the road and rethink our entire tax system toward long-term, comprehensive tax reform.

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Passing comprehensive immigration reform and making DACA and DAPA permanent will free people from living in the shadows of fear from deportation to be able to pursue higher education, buy homes, start businesses, and expand our economy and strengthen the communities of the 10th district and our nation.

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I have continuously said that, at the very minimum, the Bush tax cuts for income under $250,000 should be extended.

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My position has been consistent that middle class families should not pay more taxes. That hasn’t changed.

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I have met too many people who are looking for work, worrying about their mortgage, uncertain about their health insurance, and doubting that things will get any better anytime soon. Not just concerned about the present, many of us are doubting the future.

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I would borrow money all day long, if the cost of borrowing is less than the expected return.

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I’m willing to meet with anyone, Democrat or Republican, who has a good idea, an open mind and a willingness to come together to tackle the challenges we face.

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If I wasn’t serving in Congress, I’ve always wanted to be a high school teacher. Specifically, I want to teach a course on modern American history and use Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury as a primary text.

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I’m 100 percent in support of women’s rights, the right of a woman to make her own choice.

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I don’t believe in a redistribution of wealth.

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If all of us try to do everything, we will accomplish nothing.

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What we shouldn’t be doing is borrowing money to give benefits to the most fortunate, to put the burden and pull the rug out of those who struggle the most.

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We want our children to grow up in a safe community.

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My position’s always been we need to build on successes within ACA, fix the problems.

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While I’ve been in Congress, I’ve never experienced a whiff of anti-Semitism. In my life, I have experienced very little.

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House Republicans continue to vote to repeal health care reform, not only removing guarantees that women aren’t charged more than men for coverage, but also assuring the world knows they don’t believe women should have control over their own health care decisions.

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Consider this for a moment: House Republicans would rather cut off a woman’s access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other preventative care from Planned Parenthood than continue to fund and operate the federal government.

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I’m proud to have earned a 100 percent score from Planned Parenthood and to have been previously endorsed by both Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro Choice.

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I have – and always will – stand up against efforts to limit a woman’s right to choose.

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Security has to be, and has long been, our government’s top priority. It is imperative that we continue to diligently watch for potential threats by all appropriate means.

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We have to make sure we control who enters our country. And we have to sustain and increase our efforts to fight the terrorists at their source, both on the ground and in the battle for hearts and minds.

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We cannot forget that we are a nation founded by refugees who were fleeing oppression and often fearful for their lives.

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We need to rethink a system that has targeted young people, particularly young people of color, for nonviolent crimes.

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Budgets reflect our priorities, who we are as a nation, what we’re going to put first, and emphasize and invest.

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I worry Mr. Trump believes he’s special just because he’s Mr. Trump and that the rules don’t apply to him and the people around him.

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As a Democrat, it’s easy for me to talk about immigration. For my Republican friends, they could get criticized from the Right in their party.

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I want to see us move from a fossil fuel economy to a renewable economy – if not in my lifetime, then in the lifetime of my children.

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Elected officials should be held to a higher standard, and we cannot enable misbehavior with a system that secretly settles with public funds.

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One of the greatest injustices of the Vietnam era is the way our veterans were treated when they returned home. This compounded the pain experienced by those who served. That is a mistake we must never make again.

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I’ve said for a long time there is no military solution to the crisis in Syria. There has to be a diplomatic solution. ISIL cannot be part of it. Al-Qaeda cannot be part of it, and Assad cannot be part of it. We are dealing with issues that have been going on for centuries, and I’m not sure the administration fully appreciates that.

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I know as a nation we are stronger because of our immigrant tradition.

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Raising the age of Social Security retirement is not the answer. For so many jobs that are back-breaking jobs, physically burdensome jobs, we’re raising the age already to 67. These people are going to struggle to get to that point.

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Making sure that people have access to preventive medicine for the first time ever as a nation? That’s a big deal.

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One of the best moments of the Obama presidency was the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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Citizens United, I believe, will be regarded by history as one of the worst decisions this Supreme Court – or any Supreme Court – has ever made. It is distorting our political process and corrupting our government.

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We have to end Citizens United, and we have to do it united as a people. If we don’t do it, our system is going to be further corrupted.

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Our global atmosphere does not respect national boundaries, and the international commitments under the Paris Agreement cannot be met without the full cooperation and participation of multiple countries.

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The transition to clean energy should not be viewed as a burden to be overcome but, rather, an extraordinary job creation opportunity for the United States.

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I urge President Trump to maintain American participation in the Paris Agreement – for the sake of our international leadership, economic competitiveness, and children’s environmental future.

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