We are either going to go down the socialist road and become like Western Europe and create, I guess really a godless society, an atheist society. Or we're going to continue down the other pathway, where we believe in freedom of speech, individual liberties, and that we remain a Christian nation.

I'm grateful for the many Louisianans who have urged me to challenge Senator Landrieu in 2014.

Class warfare has never created a job.

Many of us have questions about what Trump's positions really are. We want to make sure we are on board with each other.

I'm pro-free enterprise.

I see a bright, bright future for the Republican Party and conservatism in general.

In the final analysis, I believe that an atheist chaplain would be the last person in the world that we would want a dying soldier who needs that last moment counselling in their life.

While we must condemn any misuse of their authority, let's not forget that, by far, police are fulfilling their duty to protect and serve.

If a woman chooses to have an abortion, it is legal to do that in this country, but I don't think taxpayers should be put in a position to have to pay for those abortions.

We owe our law enforcement officers the highest respect.

In a tripartite government with its checks and balances, we have lost the balances.

In my view, Obamacare is the most existential threat to our economy than anything we've ever had since the Great Depression, so I think a little bit of additional deficit is nothing compared to delaying if not repealing Obamacare.

The truth is that the banks that are really hurting under Dodd-Frank, really getting no relief, are the community banks.

For nearly a century, Republican-controlled Houses held the line on tax rates, a Republican coup de pointe to Democratic tax-increase parries.

I'm concerned that Speaker Boehner is getting ahead of House Republicans when he commits to getting a 'comprehensive approach' to immigration taken care of 'once and for all.'

I want to see the farm piece passed, but the nearly a trillion dollars in SNAP spending for food stamps is way too much.

Let's be clear: raising taxes during a very slow recovery is likely to lead to another recession, and it will do absolutely nothing to balance the budget.

If members of Congress believe so strongly that government-run health care is the best solution for hard working American families, I think it only fitting that Americans see them lead the way.

We know that the crime committed by people with guns by criminals, they get the guns by flouting the law to begin with. They don't go to gun shows.

I have never believed in the fallacy that the federal government can buy its way out of economic troubles through needless spending. For that reason, I am proud to oppose 'stimulus' packages and endless corporate bailouts, which will do little but weaken the long-term integrity of the American economy.

What happens is, in my own case - my own LLCs - the income flows to my personal tax return, whatever is left over after taxes are paid, I feed my family on the one hand, and on the other hand, I reinvest in my business.

We love a growing private sector that allows people freedom of choice, to choose their health plan, to choose their doctor, to choose their hospital.

People on the Left really want a single-payer system. They really want - so even the Left doesn't want Obamacare. They want single payer, and we want a market-driven, patient-central system.

At any time, somebody can blow themselves up and take Americans with them. They can blow up an airplane; they can crash an airplane. That's something we have to worry about every day - we spend 40 billion dollars yearly on homeland security. That has nothing to do with Crusades or any of that other nonsense.

I certainly don't think that taxpayers should subsidize abortions.

I'm a public servant. And I work for the American people.

As a congressman, why should I be forced to peruse cable stations and blog sites for information on the discussions and then be asked to vote for the deal when I have no input and no time to know even what's in it?

One way or another, I want to be a positive force for the people of Louisiana and the United States of America in whatever way I can serve.

The government has a key role in regulating and making sure there's an even playing field and protecting consumers. No question about it.

We've got to change the way we do things.

In terms of Republicans, we have got to get to our cohorts in the Republican Party to get them to understand if we are going to get this country to its traditional values... we're going to have to control our borders and manage this huge change in our culture that's occurring.

The Obama administration would say that if you are a Catholic institution, you can only limit your conscience waivers or exclusions to people of the Catholic Church. That would mean that Catholic institutions couldn't treat people of other religions, and that makes no sense.

Here's the question for my fellow Republicans: Do we want to be the first-ever GOP House majority to raise federal marginal income tax rates?

Republicans must stop putting tax increases on the fiscal cliff negotiating table and start demanding that Democrats put forth serious proposals to reduce spending.

Whenever there's a bad law, it can be repealed or nullified.

The Freedom Caucus is very popular in my state.

The use of threats and intimidation to force energy companies to submit to an extremist agenda may be fitting under a totalitarian regime, but it is never acceptable in the United States.

I've heard enough of Democrats claiming a balanced approach.

The most effective thing we can do is to limit spending.

It's possible that in the future, women could be drafted not only into the military... but actually drafted into combat. I'm very uncomfortable with that.

Washington faces many challenges these days, and today's United States Senate needs more trusted conservatives going there to make decisions and choices that put the people first and not the business-as-usual crowd.

The government should not have the right to force you to participate in some type of behavior that is going to conflict with your conscience rights, and if it does or potentially does, you should have the ability to have access to courts, and currently, that's not necessarily the case.

The White House has a secular, humanistic agenda.

I think among different members there had been concerns that the RSC had grown so large, and it had many members who really didn't have that conservative voting records, which really is a testimony to what a positive brand conservatism is.

We need to restore the Bush tax cuts or actually make them permanent.

It's very clear that Louisiana is gonna be voting for Republicans for statewide elections going forward because that's just where we are as a state.

We have an unprecedented number of primary care doctors who are opting out of Medicare.

We have too many in Washington who are all too willing to just go along with the status quo and not make any waves.

Louisiana's a very conservative state. When we've ever polled this, we've found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it's very consistent.