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Kay Bailey Hutchison
Vice Chairperson of the Senate Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2001 â€“ January 3, 2007
Leader Trent Lott
Bill Frist
Preceded by Paul Coverdell
Succeeded by John Cornyn
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
June 14, 1993 â€“ January 3, 2013
Preceded by Bob Krueger
Succeeded by Ted Cruz
Treasurer of Texas
In office
January 15, 1991 â€“ June 14, 1993
Governor Ann Richards
Preceded by Ann Richards
Succeeded by Martha Whitehead
Member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 90
In office
January 9, 1973 â€“ July 9, 1976
Preceded by Tom Bass
Succeeded by Brad Wright
Personal details
Born Kathryn Ann Bailey
(1943-07-22) July 22, 1943 (age 73)
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) John Pierce Parks (1967–1969)
Ray Hutchison (1978–2014)
Children Kathryn (Adopted)
Houston Taylor (Adopted)
Brenda (Stepdaughter)
Julie (Stepdaughter)
Alma mater University of Texas, Austin
Religion Episcopalianism

The traditional role of the Senate has been to be the adult in the room.
I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money than the government ever could.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Unfortunately because of the variety of outlets for people to speak their minds on the Internet and that kind of thing, it's made the media in general more opinionated and there's more of a 'gotcha mentality' than real reporting.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Well, I think that it's clear that the Republican Party is a pro-life party. And we do value life. And we do believe that the unborn have a right to life.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
When it comes to dividing Americans on the basis of their gender, I know a little something about the subject.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
We are battling fanatics who kidnap and behead civilians and shoot fleeing children in the back. There can be no dialogue with such people, and the American people understand this.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
There are elections in which everyone knows that 'the people have spoken' but they don't always know exactly what the people have said. This November's election was different. Not only did the people speak, they spoke clearly.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
I have always been able to rise above the expectations.
Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Cheerleading gave me a love of sports, which I brought to the Senate. I can talk to the good ol' boys about college sports because I follow it like they do.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
When I became the first woman to represent the state of Texas in the United State Senate, it was with the help of a lot of women – and a large number of men, too.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Our country was hit on 9/11, 2001. Everybody in the world knows that. It hasn't been easy to deal with a different kind of enemy, but that is what we have, a different kind of enemy.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Texans should not be taxed on our taxes.
We cannot afford to lose the Medicaid funding for low-income women.
I just don't see anonymous sources as fair against a candidate. I think if someone has a real concern, they should come out and say it.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
The important thing is that we recognize our President's leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
I think when you've been in office for a long time, you have a record, and that record is fair game.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money than the government ever could.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
People can't imagine an enemy that would cut someone's head off before a video camera and spread it out across the world. But that has happened with the kind of enemy we are now facing.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
I want to thank the people of Texas for asking me to represent them in Washington.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
My dad was a workaholic. I saw him work seven days a week.
Saying you're from Texas makes you kind of proud.
In my opinion governors don't make the best presidents. That's my opinion and it's because they don't have the foreign policy experience and they have to learn on the job.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Congress suffers a great deal of criticism for its partisan acrimony. But while we may disagree politically, and air our opposition in this chamber, it is the conversation behind the scenes that cements and defines our relationships.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Congress can't take the year off, election or no election.
I am not a moderate. I am a conservative. I'm a fix-it conservative.
I grew up in a time when many people believed that men and women should not always be treated equally.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
I do think women generally are more humble.