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Letter "D" » Dick Durbin Quotes
«We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure.»
«It is only with valid, credible, good intelligence that we are able to anticipate someone who is trying to cause harm to the American people or to strike us in our territory or to, frankly, attack our special interests around the world. Intelligence is a critical part of our national defense.»
«Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.»
«There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.»
«The illegal trafficking in prescription medications constitutes a particularly troublesome aspect of the substance abuse problem in America.»
«It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.»
«If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case.»
«I'm sorry that this wasn't done years and years ago,»
«He's doing a good job in terms of grass roots support for the party, but he understands, as we do, nobody's hanging on every word [from] the chair of the Democratic National Committee,»
«Would you restrict freedom in America, or would you expand it?»