America is strongest when families take care of each other and walk with one another through need and loss.

One of the hardest areas is duplication; everyone knows there's lots of duplication in government. But when you ask someone, 'OK, name two programs that are duplicative,' typically there's a long pause.

If we are going to remove someone, which I have no problem with doing, then let's do the 20, not the 10, the very first secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

There is only one person in the State Department that can sign off on State Department personnel being in a facility that doesn't meet security standards, and it's the secretary of state.

Americans honor and respect each other's faith, and we honor those that choose to have no faith.

This is why it's bad to run a country by executive order: because our nation runs on laws - when everyone knows the law, and everyone knows what it is, you know both the law and the consequence, and you get that.

If you are going to replace somebody off of one of the bills - which I have no problem with a lady being on one of the bills - that you would replace the 20.

Let's set aside our political and ideological differences and take a moment to love our families, hug our children, parents and grandparents and through love and respect, strengthen the bonds that made us the greatest nation on Earth.

The number of fighters that are ISIS fighters wouldn't fill up most American football stadiums. This is not a large group of individuals, but they're tenacious, and they rule with absolute terror.

Government on its own is always inefficient.

We're facing serious issues. We can either complain about it or try to step in and solve it.

Race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is behavior-related and preference-related, and one is something inherently - skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff.

The wind industry has made major strides over the past two decades, and they have proven their industry to be efficient and self-sustainable. There is no need for the taxpayer to continue to subsidize a wind start-up tax credit.

I don't want to go home and tell my wife and my girls, 'I was gone last week because I had to do a press release.'

Certainly, every student and school ought to have standards and evaluation, but who sets those standards, and who writes the test? Whoever controls the test controls the school.

I don't see people who are eager for shutdowns. While some people have a romantic ideal about shutdowns, the vast majority of Republicans and Democrats believe you have to try to work problems out rather than having a shutdown.

My wife and I come from a Christian worldview.

Every schoolteacher will tell you that there is no substitute for engaged parents in the education of a child.

Assad has to go. I mean, the way that ISIS can recruit, and the rebels that are in the north, and all the chaos that's happening through a lot of Syria circles around a lot of people that do not like Assad.

It is a bipartisan gathering to be able to pray for the needs back in our districts, for our families and each other. Another thing the prayer caucus does is to address religious liberty issues around the country as they arise.

At times, conservatives become defined by their volume rather than by their ideas.

I believe that being conservative means you try to get in to the middle of the fight and try to solve the problem.

I can be plenty frustrated and not have to constantly portray myself as upset and angry at the world.

The recent, single-year influx of unaccompanied minors from foreign countries into the United States is a direct result of President Obama's policies of encouraging amnesty and failing to enforce existing immigration laws.

It's ironic, isn't it, that one day you're one of the most conservative members, and then some individual gets mad at you, and they decide to throw millions of dollars against you because you didn't vote exactly the way they want every day.

When a president makes up law as he goes, no one knows what the law is anymore.

The goal of federal regulations should be to promote health and safety, but regulatory enforcement must be balanced with common-sense policies and assistance for businesses.

As a Christian, Israel has a very special place in my heart. There's no question about that. I grew up with a Bible, and the back of the Bible has all these pictures of Israel in it. And so all these locations are incredibly significant to me personally in my faith.

Christmas is a great time to recommit to each other and our communities.

I don't believe just because you're a conservative that you're angry.

Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory.

The Health Care Compact is a way for states to protect their residents from the top-down, one-size-fits-all health care 'solutions' that have been imposed from Washington D.C., including Obamacare.

Religion that is contained only within a church building is a weekend hobby, not a personal faith.

I am a fan of an all-of-the-above energy strategy, and I certainly support wind as a large part of that goal.

I'm one of those folks that look and say the Old Testament laid out clearly the path for Christ to come, but when He came, every scholar at that time missed it.

My focus has always been: I can be an incredibly conservative, principled idea person, but that doesn't mean I have to shout at people.

The Constitution provides that all Americans enjoy the right to live a life in accordance with their convictions of faith.

Assad has to be removed, and then you have to actually put someone in that is a qualified leader that can start to build some trust in that area.

Every person is also a citizen of some country. In their country, they have rights and responsibilities. In every other country, they are a guest.

Personally and politically, I'm extremely conservative for who I am, but I'm also very careful in my tone. I don't believe just because you're a conservative that you're angry. I can be plenty frustrated and not have to constantly portray myself as upset and angry at the world.

For the millions of Americans, like my family, who believe that there is a creator God who can be known personally, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus' offer of love and forgiveness for all people.

The Health Care Compact simply gives a state like Oklahoma the option to create a customized system that better meets the needs of Oklahoma families.

I am proud to join the many state legislators, governors, businessmen and hard-working Americans who have worked to build support and momentum for the idea of the Health Care Compact, and I am proud to introduce the common-sense bill for this sensible solution.

Spanish Explorers celebrated Christmas in 1539 in the area we now know as the State of Florida.

Every person is created in the image of God and has value. Every person. Every person is to be treated with respect. Every person is also a citizen of some country. In their country, they have rights and responsibilities; in every other country, they are a guest.

The different Washington, D.C.-based groups and the different special interest groups, they all want to be able to pick who they want to be a senator. They don't speak for everyone, and they definitely don't speak for Oklahomans.

Centralized national decision-making on education reduces the role of the parent and the local districts.

We have a very structured process for taking in refugees. It takes almost two years to transition from another country into the United States through the refugee process.

What I love to do is the policy. The politics, I'm brand-new at.