It's not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any easier.

I started my first business when I was 19. I learned a valuable lesson as a small business owner. You are the first one to work, last one to leave, and last one to be paid.

Servers make very little in regular wages and largely rely on tips to pay the bills and budget for weeks ahead.

You can't serve on every committee. But you can know what happened, what the debate was, who said what.

After hearing from my colleagues, I have decided to run for Speaker of the House. Let's work together to make a difference for our country.

I believe in a free market of ideas and not shying away from debate.

Life in the restaurant business can provide a start in the working world for young people or a stable living for many Americans and their families.

In addition to billions in new 'stimulus' spending that our country can't afford, the Geithner plan also contains billions in tax increases on small and family-owned businesses while protecting the tax preferences of wealthy, multinational corporations.

How we fund transportation in this country is broken. You all pay a gasoline tax, right? Well, cars go farther, we get electric cars, and so on. And then we do more with the money than just build roads. We do bike lanes and mass transit.

I want a leader that sets out a path. I want one that doesn't just talk about cuts, but talks about the shining city on the hill. We're only going to get out of this problem if we grow this economy.

If you're in the minority, every advantage is against you, right? So the only advantage you have against the majority is they're too lazy to know their own rules, right? So it's like a game of poker.

If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people. But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together.

When kids start school, families often have little choice over where they can go. Sometimes, children are forced into a failing school simply because their parents live in a certain district, and that school is the only option.

We have the best-trained military in the world.

I don't live in D.C. I keep an air mattress in my office.

My family was not Republicans. I'm the youngest. I came to this party based upon choice.

Most accountants will tell you the majority of small businesses run as an S Corporation.

The facts are clear. Obamacare is failing the American people.

My belief is you have one chance to make a first impression.

When government grows, it breaks the family.

We are committed to doing trade, tax reform, infrastructure. All we need is someone that wants to work with us.

I started a deli when I was 19 years old. Kevin O's. The sandwiches at Kevin O's were a little like Subway before Subway - fresh baked bread. My best seller was turkey with cream cheese and artichoke hearts. I just made it up.

We're going to have to control the spending of government.

Peace comes through strength, not through retreat.

Together, we can create something new, something bold, and something to act as a check and balance to Washington's out-of-touch agenda.

I don't need a strong EPA. I don't need to fund a lot of money there.

We can't be afraid to call the enemy what it is: Radical Islamic terrorism.

Working at a restaurant is a tough gig.

I'm willing to fight, but I want to fight to win.

I believe you can work with anybody.

I don't come from an Ivy League school or anywhere else.

Fortunately, there is a project that will create jobs, provide direct investment in our economy, and move us closer to our longstanding goal of becoming energy independent: the Keystone XL pipeline.

As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work.

For restaurants that have a minimum gratuity charge on large groups, the IRS will now count those tips as regular wages rather than traditional tips that we are all familiar with when we dine out. Ask any server, and they will tell you that this will directly affect their day-to-day lifestyle.

I like to be around people, so I ended up being roommates, right? I had a house. I lived with four guys.

Outside of the family, education is the greatest determinant of social mobility.

I think there are changes in the environment. There are a lot of items to contribute to it.

You have to reform the visa program. The chain migration system doesn't work. You need a guest workers program.

Our government has failed us. From the billion-dollar bailouts to the 'stimulus' package that failed to stimulate to the government takeover of health care, you cried 'Stop!'... but the Democratic Majority in Washington has refused to listen.

Keystone will deliver 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada, North Dakota, and Montana to Gulf Coast refineries.

Everybody has a say, everybody has a voice, because everyone that comes to the House had about 750,000 people they're representing . And you want those voices heard.

America needs education reform on all levels to expand quality schools, build on past successes, and lower college debt.

The principles that should guide American foreign policy are simple: the world is safer when America leads, only strength ensures peace and freedom, and America must stand with its allies and challenge its adversaries.

Many times, we spend so much time on policy, but we don't explain how the policy affects and makes the heart even grow bigger. And I think that's a place that we have to look inside.

What you really want to do is sit down and find a place that you can control government spending and raise more revenue.

The only way that I can do better than someone else, maybe they're better at something else, but they'll never beat me at work.

If Russia wants to use energy as a weapon against our friends and allies, let's use our resources to set them free.

If we engage in a conflict that we know this is a threat to America, we should make it so one-sided that it gets over very quickly.

I don't view myself as a team manager, but a team captain. I'm part of the team, but everybody else as well.