You won't find any volatile quotes out in the press where I've run the team down publicly.

I've never said anything about privatizing Social Security.

What I'd like to do is continue a private sector, free market Main Street types of policies. And those include less regulation. They include a fairer, flatter tax system.

If we build the legal immigration system better, then they come here, and we'll have a whole lot less illegal immigration.

Healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family, and they can raise children in a way that's best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective.

I am philosophically opposed to raising the retirement age. I misspoke and said I was not philosophically opposed.

It's better to negotiate behind closed doors than it is to be out throwing rocks at one another in the public square.

I think what we need to do is to have an immigration system where legal immigration is easier.

I think it's long overdue, and I believed that Doris Miller should have been honored a long time ago.

If a country like Chile can fix its social security system, there is no reason a country as great as the United States... can't fix our Social Security system.

My goal is to be the tough negotiator but... not to air differences through press releases.

The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single parent household.

I think we, the Republicans, have been mistyped as unfriendly to minorities and not receptive to minority views.

We've made it crystal clear to the American people what we're against. We need to talk about a couple of other things - what are we for?

I cannot avoid forgiving everybody that threw a brick at me during my various campaigns, so I think it's important for all of us to bury that and say, 'OK, we need to look forward' - we've got to move forward from 'never Trump' to 'never Hillary.'

I have disagreements with leadership, I have disagreements with the speaker, but I have those one-on-one.

The ability of Texas Republicans to be effective in Congress is based on having at least 218 Republicans in the House.

On Memorial Day, we remember the service of those brave military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting our freedoms.

The good thing about Cruz is we know who he is today, and we'll know exactly who he'll be in the White House.

America's history is exemplified in the efforts of the men and women who died for our country. The one thing that they all have in common is their selfless love for our nation and their courage to stand up to protect and defend it. They raised their gaze in the face of conflict, believed in what America could be, and pushed forward.

Medical care is one of the only sectors in which Americans are asked to make significant, long-term decisions without knowing the exact price of those decisions up front. Americans deserve to make informed decisions about their medical options.

I think we can create an environment where America can kind of get back on its economic feet.

If you look at history we've had since I've been in office, in an environment where we haven't had earmarks, we've still been able to get tens of millions of dollars for McLennan County.

Mr. Trump needs to show how he will address the critical issues on the minds of Americans: national security and economic opportunity for hardworking American families. Americans need to see more vision and less trash talk.

The mission statement of the RSC is to foster a constitutionally bound limited government, it's to have a strong national defense, it's to protect private property rights and it's to support American values. That's what the mission statement is. There's nothing in the mission statement about trying to hold leadership accountable.

As you get larger, it is harder to have focused discussions. Because one of the things I've learned about Congress over the past four years that I've been in is there's no shortage of opinions about how things should be done on any particular subject.

I believe in term limits. I believe the country would be hugely better off if we had more turnover in Congress.

The lack of portability and competition has long been a problem in America's insurance market, yet Obamacare took no significant steps to open up the market between state lines.

Let me tell you what changed my mind: it was when Donald Trump picked Mike Pence to be his running mate. I was convinced that Donald Trump knew exactly what he was doing, and he knew that was rounded out the ticket in many ways.

Chet Edwards votes for every bailout and against ending any bailout!

I think the comments about me being a shill for leadership are beyond the pale.

I don't have all the answers, so my goal is to make sure that the 180-some odd members of the RSC each have a seat at the table where we can talk about their vision.

It is indefensible that IRS Commissioner Koskinen has not been held accountable for failing to meet his legal obligations. This is exactly what the American people are tired of when they say that our government is on the wrong track.

When you look at all of the conservative groups in town and across the country, we all agree on the same things. Where we sometimes get into a disagreement is over the tactics to get to the endpoint.

It is my plan to lead the RSC as a member-driven organization which puts forth positions developed through member participation and dialogue consistent with the RSC's mission and the U.S. Constitution.

If you read the Senate rules, there are provisions where the Senate parliamentarian can be overridden.

All of those loan programs that the federal government administers have flaws.

The Republican Study Committee was started and has grown to be sure that we create and promote, advance and execute conservative policies for the betterment of hard-working American families.

Iran continues to explicitly threaten to destroy the state of Israel, America's most important ally in the region. Its leaders continue to shout, 'Death to America.' If Iran wants to be a part of the world community, it should renounce such statements.

Under many current state laws, minors who have been victims of trafficking are charged as criminals and go to juvenile detention as offenders.

Concealed handgun licenses contain all of the identifying information required by the TSA. It is time they recognize these licenses as acceptable forms of identification.

I don't need to air any differences of opinion in public.

We don't know who Donald Trump is.

I campaigned on being a collaborative leader.

We're facing an enemy today in the Islamic State that knows no national boundaries. It doesn't have a moral code of conduct.

What I'd like to see Donald Trump do is start talking about his vision for leading the country and the policies that he would propose that would help hardworking American families who have struggled through the last few years and then also to differentiate himself from Hillary Clinton.

It is important that we take full advantage of the RSC's size, character and the passion of its members to advance our conservative agenda in order to restore America to the 'shining city on a hill' that Ronald Reagan envisioned.

I'm not philosophically opposed to raising the retirement age... I accept the fact that I may have to raise my retirement age for that.

A lot of small towns in Texas have only volunteer fire departments. And even though they're called volunteer fire departments, they are usually very professional and have great training and usually have good equipment.