What we're discussing privately and publicly, is a budget which is a blueprint for the future which creates jobs, which educates our children, which provides healthcare for all Americans, which takes our deficit down, which gives a tax cut for 95% of the American people.

Stephen Colbert used to be my friend. I even signed the poor baby's cast when he hurt his hand.

Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.

Presidents and speakers for over 100 years had tried to pass affordable care for all Americans. It was challenged over and over. The Supreme Court declared it constitutional.

But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

The name 'Republican' in some ways has been hijacked by obstructionists.

My husband and I have season tickets to the Giants games, and we go there as fans to enjoy it.

They're anti-government ideologues who dominate the Republican Party.

If I cry, it's about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics - no, I don't cry.

Putin is going to do what Putin is going to do.

I had five children in six years. The day I brought my fifth baby home, that week, my daughter turned 6.

I call Washington 'the city of the perishable.'

I will not be making appointments to a committee that is not bipartisan.

America must be a light to the world, not just a missile.

I never dread going back to Congress.

I love having the support of my caucus. We have a good working relationship.

Democrats believe we must create jobs, not protect the special interests; build the economy from the middle out, not the top down.

I had a friend who was getting married. I said, 'You're getting married - I didn't know about all this!' She said, 'I need health benefits.'

We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory... of how we are taking responsibility.

I have a few uniforms - depending on whether I'm going to a college campus or meeting a head of state. But clean and easy works best for me.

I've never walked away from any of my positions. I take pride in them.

I have newspapers coming to me and saying, 'Can we get in on the TARP?'.

Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble ceiling is pretty important. Now it's time to move on.

The country needs more than one-party dominance, as much as I believe the Democratic Party is the party for the middle class... We need to have a marketplace of ideas.

I must have good genes from my parents because I feel no slowdown of energy, enthusiasm or even memory.

Democrats embrace The Affordable Care Act. We're very proud of it.

In our recovery package we put new standards of accountability and transparency, which we hope will now apply.

The beauty of the Democratic Party is in the mix.

I don't care how popular I am. I'm not putting myself out there to run for higher office.

Republicans support opening the floodgates to special interest money and suppressing the right to vote. It's just plain wrong.

I read that my lifelong dream is to serve as speaker with Hillary Clinton as president. So what?

I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA.

My father was in Congress when I was born. He was mayor my whole life from when I was in grade school - first grade - to when I went away to college.

Jobs are central to the American dream - and President Obama has focused on jobs from day one.

I think that much of the truth has been withheld from the American people.

My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive. We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow.

The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It's made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House.

I really want women to know their power, to value their experience. To understand that nothing has been more wholesome in the political process than the increased involvement of women.

As you may know, I was raised in an Italian Catholic family in Baltimore, Maryland.

For 25 years, it has been my privilege to represent the city of San Francisco and the great state of California; to work to strengthen our vibrant middle class; to secure opportunity and equality.

Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed.

The House of Representatives has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history.

I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally.

We in Congress stand by Israel. In Congress, we speak with one voice on the subject of Israel.

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.

Let me just say as one who has been speaker of the House, I've had to have a very thick skin about every kind of thing that was thrown at me.

As I view the Republicans in Congress, I don't see them as a real reflection of many Republicans in our country.

My father died the year I was elected to Congress: 1987.

After over 200 years, not even a fifth of Congress is women.