Top 188 Representatives Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Representatives Quotes from famous people such as Sabine Baring-Gould, Charles B. Rangel, Tim Griffin, Benjamin Franklin, Ron Paul, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A family may be ruined by extravagance, but it is not a

A family may be ruined by extravagance, but it is not always through ruin that the representatives in a family are to be found in humble or comparatively humble circumstances, but that the junior members of a gentle family went into trade.
Sabine Baring-Gould
The War Powers Act requires presidents to seek the consent of the American people, through their representatives, before sending our troops into war. It is the responsibility of Congress to deliberate and consult with the executive branch before involving ourselves in a military conflict.
Charles B. Rangel
I love serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I have especially enjoyed my time on the Ways and Means Committee.
Tim Griffin
Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money.
Benjamin Franklin
The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
Ron Paul
When you’re on the floor of the House of Representatives in the Democratic caucus, I like to say it feels like New Jersey. You have all different opinions, you have all different ideas.
Mikie Sherrill
I had great representatives looking out for my best interests and safety. They just happened to be my parents.
Eric Lindros
Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical.
Ralph Adams Cram
When I started out, it was rare to see elected representatives with foreign roots. Often, I was relegated to my origins, put in the diversity box: ‘You’re the new face of diversity.’ That annoyed me because I always felt French, and suddenly I was being made to feel I wan’t as French as others.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
I always told my representatives, ‘Look, I come from the ‘School of Janet’ – that’s my mom – she raised me to know that I’m more than just set dressing.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
The sheer scale at which one is able to create change as elected representatives is unmatched.
The representatives of young professionals and woman entrepreneurs deserve seats at the big table to evolve viable, efficient, and sustainable solutions for problems the world is faced with. Without their participation, there will always be a deficit of compassion and innovation.
Arancha Gonzalez
The Jewish people remember the dramatic vote in the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947, when representatives of the nations recognized our right to national revival in our historic homeland.
Ariel Sharon
The country’s future is what you will make it. Make your local representatives in parliament and assembly more answerable. Ask for more transparency in use of public funds.
Smriti Irani
In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways.
Virgil Goode
Speaker Boehner has said many times that the House of Representatives is the closest institution to the people, and he recognizes that by empowering the members to have direct input into the process.
Tom Graves
I won’t criticise anyone else’s statements, and the public will make up their own minds. And if the public think that any side or any individual has strayed too far away from what’s expected of public representatives, then they’ll make that judgement.
Michael Gove
I’m honored to have served for 18 years as Arizona’s 10th Senator – and for four terms in the House of Representatives before that.
Jon Kyl
Those who serve in our armed forces do so from a profound sense of duty to secure liberty for their fellow Americans. They enlist to serve their fellow citizens who express their will through elected representatives, not an unaccountable defense establishment.
Joe Lonsdale
I respect, too, the fact that in our legal order it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.
Neil Gorsuch
To meet the shortage of supplies from America, due to lack of shipping, the representatives of the different supply departments were constantly in search of available material and supplies in Europe.
Kelly Miller
Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today.
Michael McCaul
What people are looking for are candidates and representatives that are going to work hard, tell it like it is. I’m unafraid to do things when it doesn’t poll well.
Adam Hasner
I went through kindergarten through 12th grade, college, law school and four years of active duty in the U.S. Army and I never once experienced anti-Semitism – until I came to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lee Zeldin
Executive orders are meant for occasional use, not to force something through that the people’s elected representatives aren’t going to make law.
Fabrizio Moreira
Despite support from a majority of Americans, a majority of the House of Representatives, and a majority of the Senate, Keystone XL is stuck – stalled by special-interest politics.
Kevin McCarthy
When people go to vote still in Britain, they will look at their local representatives, but I don’t think there is a sort of cult of personality politics. Obviously, they want to know who the leader is for each party, but I think there is a lot of identification with their local candidates.
Sajid Javid
In the last two years, the amount of legislation in the House of Representatives and state legislatures has been really unprecedented, that has focused on reproductive rights.
Sandra Fluke
The first thing I would like to say is that I don’t think folk at Westminster – or for that matter at Holyrood – constitute an elite. They are representatives who are elected and who are at the service of voters who can fire them.
Michael Gove
The difference between political terror and ordinary crime becomes clear during the change of regimes, in which former terrorists become well-regarded representatives of their country.
Jurgen Habermas
We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support.
Hjalmar Branting
The Internet Governance Forum - which brings together N

The Internet Governance Forum – which brings together NGOs, government officials and companies – needs to do a better job of including representatives from Africa, Latin America, and Asia and addressing their issues.
Ory Okolloh
I think any good judge recognizes his or her place in our constitutional government, and that place is not to upset the will of the people as expressed through their elected representatives.
Thomas Hardiman
There are over 20 federal agencies that provide some, or all, of the steps in the export process. This can paint a very confusing and intimidating picture for small companies who often don’t have designated export officials or trade representatives on staff to navigate the process for their businesses.
Sam Graves
As the former state speaker of the North Caroline House of Representatives, I helped push two landmark bills that protected and expanded gun rights for citizens.
Thom Tillis
If I was the leader of the House of Representatives, the first thing I would do is I would put in a very clean bill on reapportionment. And I would put a very clean bill in that says that corporations are not people.
Jon Tester
If we had decided on January 5, in the new House of Representatives, to make no new spending bills, the debt ceiling would’ve still been hit, because, those are bills that are coming in as a result of purchases and commitments made by the administration and the previous Congress.
Bill Johnson
It is unacceptable that a senator or a representative in the American House of Representatives assist Afghanistan during the war and meet with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders, express his support for their war against the U.S., and be allowed to return to serve in Congress.
Avigdor Lieberman
After the ignominious collapse of the Copenhagen global climate change summit in 2009, Bolivia organised a People’s Summit with 35,000 participants from 140 countries – not just representatives of governments, but also civil society and activists.
Noam Chomsky
I’m a liberal where children are concerned, a libertarian where adults are concerned – and thinking very seriously about running for the House of Representatives, for whatever that’s worth.
Daniel Keys Moran
All of us who serve in the House of Representatives and the Senate pay into Social Security.
Virgil Goode
We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I’ve got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you’re not listening to them.
Paul Ryan
It is our job, our responsibility as their representatives to help them. If we choose not to do that, we should not be their representatives.
Marcia Fudge
In short, it is the position of the people of the United States, as expressed by their representatives in Congress, that Israel’s fight is our fight. And so shall it be until the last terrorist on earth is in a cell or a cemetery.
Tom DeLay
In uncertain times, it is of heightened importance that our elected representatives exercise their democratic duty and use all levers at parliament’s disposal to ensure a fair balance of powers.
Gina Miller
If Congress wants to get involved in the business of morality by allowing a moment of silence in our schools, I support that. But if our representatives in Washington are truly going to be moral leaders, then they have to do more than just tell us to pray for guidance.
Ruth Westheimer