You will never satisfy the far extremes on the Left and the Right.

Everyone knows that my key drivers to moving health care policies is improving access and reducing costs and improving outcomes.

I have immense respect for Loretta Lynch both personally and professionally.

The NRA is a true grass-roots organization, and the collective power of its membership is simply unparalleled.

A paperwork error can get you on the fly list. A name similar to someone else can get you on the fly list, so there's any number of opportunities where mistakes or abuses could probably put somebody in that horrible position of a government agency really clawing back your rights.

As a freedom-lover and avid outdoorsman, I understand the importance of protecting the Second Amendment, which has been under attack by liberal special interest groups funded by elitist billionaires.

In cyberspace, weapons systems get created in 24-hour cycles. You have no earthly idea whether or not you have a defensive capability against them.

I'm an organizational guy.

I think it has just been ingrained in me since an early age that the harder you worked, the more successful you were.

Let's be clear: the American people didn't give the GOP a stamp of approval or a mandate to ram through an ideologically-driven, far-right agenda.

If we don't do a better job of getting illegal worker immigration policies in place, it's going to be a significant impediment to a number of industries.

The number-one defender of the Second Amendment rights is the National Rifle Association. The NRA works tirelessly to elect pro-Second Amendment candidates, and it fights fearlessly to win tough public policy battles and preserve those rights.

I've never listed my education degree as why people should vote for me. I think the average person is thinking more about what I've accomplished in my professional career and what I've accomplished in my career as a legislator.

I've always had the kinds of careers that have a tendency to go home with you.

A focus on regulatory overreach, things that the benefit doesn't outweigh the cost, is probably the single greatest opportunity we have for having a positive impact on job creation.

I want to go to Washington and clean up Kay Hagan's mess.

Violent felons and people with mental health problems need to be rehabilitated.

I strongly support the construction of the Keystone Pipeline and favor expanding offshore drilling to make our nation less dependent on foreign oil.

Greece has to stay in the euro.

A Greek exit from the E.U. and the euro would mean the Greek economy would be difficult to sustain.

I think that you find out what your boss wants you to do, and you do more. To me, that's work ethic. Because, if you demonstrate that your capabilities extend past your current job, they'll probably give you a better job.

Fulfilling your promises is the easiest way to get elected, and breaking your promises is the easiest way to get fired.

People bring up Willie Horton or some other political bombshell in the past, but what they're not being intellectually honest about is if we do not work on early release, if we do not rehabilitate 95 percent of the people who go into the prison system and come out, far more innocent people are going to be harmed.

It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations.

We have to show respect for that woman who has cerebral palsy and had no choice in her condition, that needs help, and we should help.

One of the biggest disagreements between Sen. Hagan and I - I don't believe we should be building an economy that's founded on making ends meet on minimum wage. It's impossible; it's a stepping stone.

You're always going to have your detractors.

I believe that what we should do first and foremost is seal the border. The Republicans and Democrats have both failed on this issue for decades. And one of the reasons why is I don't think we have stabilized the problem by taking credible steps to seal the border. Then let's discuss what we do with the population who is illegally present.

I've actually got a Motley Crue channel on Pandora.

As the former state speaker of the North Caroline House of Representatives, I helped push two landmark bills that protected and expanded gun rights for citizens.

Obamacare is a great idea that can't be paid for.

The Senate could use more people who had to sweat for a living and fewer of the politicians who made this mess.

I've been anything but an establishment kind of guy.

Republicans should remember that when Trump campaigned, he wasn't holding up a conservative manifesto at every rally.

Democrats misinterpreted the mandate for change in 2008 as an ideological mandate to move the country sharply to the left. They rammed through policies like ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank with little, if any, bipartisan support.

My Democratic colleagues should not forget that President Obama's Supreme Court nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were both given up or down votes by Republicans.

Anybody who doesn't support the Republican nominee... is a RINO.

Senators should not play politics by threatening filibusters and evaluating Judge Gorsuch based on what his policy preferences are or how he might come down on a specific case that may come before the Court.

To indiscriminately cast all law enforcement as enemies of our communities is to engage in an attempt to divide our nation by turning Americans against each other.

What we have to do is find a way to divide and conquer the people who are on assistance.

Since I became a senator in 2015, my office has been inundated by countless letters, emails, and calls from North Carolinians telling us how Obamacare has been a nightmare for them and their families.

One of the problems fundamental to health care in the United States is access and cost.

My Democratic colleagues, many of whom hold law degrees, should know better than to intentionally oversimplify court rulings to mislead the public and score political points.

Nothing could be more important for a child affected by Zika virus than to have continuity of care, seamlessly from before birth to after birth.

I resolve to work with my colleagues to succeed in producing the good rather than failing to produce the perfect.

I've been a paperboy, a short-order cook, a warehouse clerk, and, eventually, a partner at IBM.

Instead of focusing on this sort of defeatist mentality where we've gotta up the minimum wage, why don't we focus on creating better-paying jobs?

Democrats creating the expectation that judges should act as politicians in robes is a dangerous precedent to set, threatening the very independence of the judiciary.

Dot Helms and North Carolina are one and the same.