Top 30 Capitol Hill Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Capitol Hill Quotes from famous people such as Dick Durbin, Jon Meacham, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ander Crenshaw, Elizabeth Flock, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Our soldiers deserve better. They need a plan for succe

Our soldiers deserve better. They need a plan for success. They need an administration that is honest about the costs of war, human and otherwise, and they need full accountability and oversight on Capitol Hill.
Dick Durbin
It would be great if politics were fact-based, but it is not, and it is surely not nuance-based. What works in a classroom or a think tank does not work on Capitol Hill or in the White House. Obama sometimes seems to be running the Brookings Institution, not the country.
Jon Meacham
There are plenty of odd couple Congressmen who have roomed together on Capitol Hill, but I have never heard of a chief of staff who rooms with his boss. It is beyond unusual.
Lawrence O’Donnell
Energy cogeneration on Capitol Hill makes economic and environmental sense and should be pursued for those reasons.
Ander Crenshaw
Not every dollar spent to gain influence on Capitol Hill comes from a big global industrial behemoth. Hundreds of small advocacy groups and nonprofits spend thousands each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies on the issues they care about most, and their efforts often go under the radar.
Elizabeth Flock
Wall-to-wall coverage of the political intrigue in Washington focuses on which Capitol Hill players won the daily news cycle, with barely any reference to the communities and lives where politicians’ decisions actually hit home.
Pete Buttigieg
A lot of people on Capitol Hill don’t want to talk to me.
Michael Moore
A senator will come off Capitol Hill and they’ll be barred from two years from lobbying in the Senate. So they’ll pick the phone up and they’ll call their buddy, the senator, their old buddies, and they’ll say, ‘Listen, I’m here at this law firm now. I can’t lobby you, but my new partner, Jack, can lobby you.’
Jack Abramoff
One of the things I love most about the Capitol Hill beat is that I have regular access to the lawmakers I cover.
Dana Bash
A stuffy Capitol Hill hearing room differs quite a bit from the wide open, rural landscape of Louisa County, Va.
Abigail Spanberger
Throughout my campaign for Congress, I promised the people of Northwest Georgia that I would be the strongest defender of gun rights on Capitol Hill.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
I think the amount of love and trust on Capitol Hill is often in short supply, and having more dogs here would probably make this place work better and maybe in a more bipartisan manner.
Bill Foster
The summer before my senior year in college, I talked my way into an unpaid internship on Capitol Hill. I was able to have this stimulating resume- and network- enhancing experience because my parents could afford to keep me clothed, housed, and fed in the nation’s capital for 10 weeks.
Adam Lashinsky
Obama’s ability to use his personality to push folks, whether on Capitol Hill or in Europe, means that he has to stay popular. What happens if he loses that popular mandate?
Chuck Todd
Climbing has worked for me in a number of ways on Capitol Hill. I’m much more inclined to look at what people do, as opposed to what they say. Also, it’s about working together – we’re all on the rope together, and you don’t get to cut the rope if you’re not getting along with someone.
Mark Udall
Our U.S. audience is composed of globally-minded Americans, an elite category, the ones who do have passports, the decision-makers, senior ranks in the administration, senators on Capitol Hill.
Lionel Barber
According to a Public Policy Polling survey, most Americans find lice and colonoscopies more appealing than Capitol Hill.
Ron Fournier
On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part. We’ve been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We’re beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone.
Dennis Hastert
After all, Wall Street is clearly the most powerful lobbying force on Capitol Hill. From 1998 through 2008, the financial sector spent over $5 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions to deregulate Wall Street.
Bernie Sanders
I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It’s just amazing to me now that we’d walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill.
Stone Gossard
My entire life, people have told me that I couldn’t do certain things. They told me I couldn’t go to college. They told me I couldn’t go to Yale, Georgetown, couldn’t end up doing much on Capitol Hill. Couldn’t be party chair. And my response has always been, ‘Watch me.’
Jaime Harrison
On Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country, anti-women’s health politicians continue to make it clear that they will stop at nothing to end access to a safe, legal abortion.
Mike Quigley
Dozens of Democrats appear on Fox News each month. If it were not worth their time and energy to debate, converse and display their experience and governing styles to millions of voters who happen to watch Fox News, wouldn’t they all just line up at others’ broadcast booths on Capitol Hill?
Harris Faulkner
Comey made mistakes, but they weren’t made out of self-interest. To deny he wasn’t put into political positions by lawmakers on Capitol Hill or on the campaign trail would be placing blame in the wrong place.
Katie Pavlich
The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill.
Mike Pence
Covering Capitol Hill was my first assignment in political journalism, and I still think it is the best beat in Washington.
Kasie Hunt
At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They’re all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they’re all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That’s a formula for getting news.
Bob Schieffer
At 25, I found myself anchoring coverage of President Clinton’s impeachment trial from Capitol Hill for WTVH-TV in my hometown of Syracuse, New York. I then covered Hillary Clinton’s first Senate run.
David Muir
I worked on Capitol Hill for five years, and I saw how things work and how they do not. I saw the partisanship, the gridlock, the pettiness, and the corruption.
Jon Ossoff
Jon Tester became a multi-millionaire in the Senate, even bought a Cosmopolitan Castle on Capitol Hill. I don’t want a castle in Washington, and I don’t think becoming a senator should make you rich enough to buy one.
Matt Rosendale