The Office of Congressional Ethics was created to provide more transparency in the House of Representatives. It was a commendable goal.

The PHYSICAL Act gives our schools the flexibility they need to give physical education the attention it deserves in promoting our children's well-being.

Congressman Watt has a long history of advocating against predatory lending and the mortgage practices that caused millions of families to lose their homes.

The 2012 superstorm known as Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc beyond the Eastern Seaboard and reached Northeast Ohio as well, with heavy rain, wind gusts of nearly 70 miles per hour and waves on Lake Erie reaching 15 to 18 feet.

I'll put my record up against anybody's.

I just believe in common courtesy.

If we lower the payroll tax, will Americans let us raise it again? I don't think so.

A nation cannot be truly great without a moral compass.

I am going to be respectful of you, and I want you to be respectful of me. We are all Democrats, and we need to act like it.

I'm a very direct person just generally. I don't use a lot of words unnecessarily. I try to get to the heart of the issue, address it and go on to the next thing.

As members of Congress, we may disagree with the administration's position on foreign policy matters, but the fact remains: the Executive Branch is tasked with handling diplomatic matters.

The times when black women have been successful in confronting and overcoming the structural and institutional sexism and racism that persists in our society have been when we are thoughtful and strategic about speaking up. It's when we've done what it takes to introduce and implement our ideas and our plans to make things better.

We must combat ill-advised conservative-led state legislation by encouraging every eligible person you know to vote.

We are world leaders, and we need to act like it.

We need to get involved in things that are important to other countries, just as we expect them to participate in things that are important to us.

To put it simply, my support of Israel will be just as strong the day after Prime Minister Netanyahu's address as it is today.

There are corporations in this nation, some of the biggest corporations in this nation, who do not pay taxes.

I ask for calm yet resolute voices to be heard in our communities. It is imperative that people of good will, those who believe in a just and fair criminal justice system, hear our voices.

We are at a point in our nation's history when the right leadership is needed more than ever. Hillary has spent her life advocating for poor and working class families. Hillary will help build an economy for tomorrow and beyond; strengthen America's families; defend our country and its core values; and revitalize our democracy.

We need to have a discussion on race, but we also need to have a discussion on how we are treating poor and minority people in this country.

Any time something goes wrong, Republicans pick on women and minorities.

There was a close relationship between Mandela and the CBC.

I think what we do really want to do is make sure that we take chemical weapons away from Syrians. And I do as well believe that because of the threats that have come from the United States, that Russia and Syria both understand that there needs to be some action.

Remnants of the foreclosure crisis linger everywhere.

I'm from Cleveland, Ohio, which has one of the largest Jewish populations in a single district in the state of Ohio and almost anyplace else in the United States.

We need to tell the American public the truth. We need to let them know they're not the only ones struggling.

The absence of diverse voices leads to policies and programs that adversely impact African-Americans.

In order to govern, you have to win.

All artists deserve compensation for their work, including musicians.

Ethnic sensitivity both on-camera and behind it demonstrates a corporate understanding of the benefits of diversity and a genuine respect for the audiences' needs.

As Americans, we should all convey our thanks to the brave men and women who have selflessly and courageously served our nation.

Historically, people of color and the Diaspora have been at the bottom of the barrel, even as it relates to immigration. If we don't engage in the discussion, then what is it that we're saying to people? That we don't care?

I think that there is not any group of people in this country who do not believe that they should be a part of the process.

More than a quarter of mortgage borrowers are underwater, and 11 percent of all homes are vacant.

Anyone that I know who wants to work in these fields by the sweat of their brow, the bend of their back, picking lettuce and fruit, can do it. We don't want those jobs. Let's be real about that.

We're going to do things that are going to make this country better and reduce the cost of health care.

We've lost our way if we turn our backs on millions of Americans in need.

I don't use a lot of words unnecessarily.

I've been impressed, obviously, with what Israel has done over the years, as it related to technology, agriculture, research in general.

I am certainly humbled to receive the American Voice Award and join the ranks of so many people that I admire.

I'm not about sound bites. I'm about substance.

I'm happy doing what I do.

It's troubling that by eliminating weekend voting hours, the state of Ohio specifically banned a popular voting time of choice for minorities. In Cuyahoga County, which I represent, 56 percent of weekend voters in 2008 were African American while adult African Americans comprise 28 percent of the county population.

I cannot support a measure that chooses to protect some women and not others.

I want to raise up the next generation of young people who are going to run this community. I need for them to understand government and how it works.

We have to let young people know that we care about them and their future. I want to involve them to a level where they become the leaders and the advocates because, right now, a lot of these young people don't believe they have an advocate.

If leadership is something that is in-your-face, then that is a different type of leadership.

U.S. trade policy is not just about the relationship between our nation and other countries. It is part of a larger conversation about living wage, consumer protection, job security, and a better quality of life for all Americans.

Democrats did not lose control of the Senate because African Americans did not vote. Actually, as supported by preliminary exit poll data, the complete opposite is the case. African Americans increased as a proportion of the electorate in 2014 over 2010.