"I welcome the President and working with him to try to get some of that medical malpractice reform so we can get the cost of health care to come down."
"We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business."
"With a host of proposals on the table and a President examining new ideas for health reform, we have an obligation to give real reform our best shot."
"Obama seemed poised to realign American politics after his stunning 2008 victory. But the economy remains worse than even the administration's worst-case scenarios, and the long legislative battles over health care reform, financial services reform and the national debt and deficit have taken their toll. Obama no longer looks invincible."
"Well, first let me say that I think health care reform is important. It has to be a priority. And our system is broken. The Finance Committee bill is the best effort yet, due in large measure to the efforts of my colleague, Olympia Snowe, but it's not there yet. It falls short."
"The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. People say, 'Oh, Grover Norquist has power.' No. Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform focus on the tax issue. The tax issue is a powerful issue."
"Yes, I do agree we need health care reform however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people."
"I thought if anyone need a leg up, it was our foster children. So, I started getting involved in education reform, and that was back in 1998. And as a result of all the reform work that I had done, people urged me to run for the Minnesota state Senate. I did, I was there for six years."
"True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal."
"After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land."