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Pat Roberts
United States Senator
from Kansas
Assumed office
January 3, 1997
Serving with Jerry Moran
Preceded by Nancy Kassebaum
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Debbie Stabenow
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 â€“ January 3, 2007
Preceded by Bob Graham
Succeeded by Jay Rockefeller
Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
In office
January 20, 2001 â€“ June 6, 2001
Preceded by Harry Reid
Succeeded by Harry Reid
In office
November 19, 1999 â€“ January 3, 2001
Preceded by Bob Smith
Succeeded by Harry Reid
Chair of the House Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 â€“ January 3, 1997
Preceded by Kika de la Garza
Succeeded by Robert Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas’s 1st district
In office
January 3, 1981 â€“ January 3, 1997
Preceded by Keith Sebelius
Succeeded by Jerry Moran
Personal details
Born Charles Patrick Roberts
(1936-04-20) April 20, 1936 (age 80)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Franki Roberts
Children 3
Alma mater Kansas State University, Manhattan (BA)
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1958–1962
Rank Captain

First, I have the privilege of being Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It is not an oxymoron I assure you.
Pat Roberts
With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq, it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles.
Pat Roberts
Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real.
Pat Roberts
I full well realize that politics is a rough and tumble business, but politics should not be reduced to lobbing partisan hand grenades. Politics is not war. Terrorism is.
Pat Roberts
Throughout the world, terrorists are actively seeking their next recruit. Alarmingly, terrorist organizations are increasingly targeting school-age children as the next generation of terrorists.
Pat Roberts
Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.
Pat Roberts
We need to continue our full support of the nascent Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic infrastructure and maintain security while training the Iraqi security forces.
Pat Roberts
We will fight evil, but we will do it from above 15,000 feet.
I know there is moral outage in regard to Mr. Milosevic, and that is certainly justified. But what about our response?
Pat Roberts
Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice.
Pat Roberts