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Pat Schroeder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado’s 1st district
In office
January 3, 1973 â€“ January 3, 1997
Preceded by Mike McKevitt
Succeeded by Diana DeGette
Personal details
Born Patricia Nell Scott
(1940-07-30) July 30, 1940 (age 76)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Harvard University

When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, 'What choice do I have?'
Patricia Schroeder
A draft doesn't produce the people we need to satisfy our real manpower shortage. We need specialists to keep our jets flying.
Patricia Schroeder
The Navy runs their process. The House of Representatives doesn't do anything about their process. We do not select. Navy officers select.
Patricia Schroeder
Spine transplants are what we really need to take Reagan on.
I learned a lot about America and a lot about Pat Schroeder, and that's why I will not be a candidate for President.
Patricia Schroeder
I have a brain and a uterus and I use both.
The Pledge of Allegiance says, 'liberty and justice for all'.
The only study that the federal government has engaged in with a vengeance is in trying to see if they can make women fertile after menopause.
Patricia Schroeder
If the search engines don't respect the creators, there won't be anything to search in the future because creators have to make a living too.
Patricia Schroeder
Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission.
Patricia Schroeder
Nobody ever says to men, how can you be a Congressman and a father.
One of the problems in the Navy is that tradition of being captain of the ship. And an awful lot of people can be retired in the Navy, get over it, get a life, and go on. But there's a lot who can't. And when they have to give up the ship, they got to be captain of something, every single day.
Patricia Schroeder

I have a brain and a uterus and I use both.
Lobbying is a legitimate profession… Many congressional spouses act as lobbyists.
Patricia Schroeder
We're going through the Olympics. We're watching women working as teams. We're watching men working as teams. We're watching all working as teams. We're proud of men and women getting medals. That's how the Navy should be working.
Patricia Schroeder
It's outrageous that many enlisted people qualify for food stamps because military salaries are so low.
Patricia Schroeder
You measure a government by how few people need help.
The mood of the 80s – Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.
Patricia Schroeder
When it comes to college education, American families are paying more and getting less.
Patricia Schroeder
When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
Patricia Schroeder
Many women have more power than they recognize, and they're very hesitant to use it, for they fear they won't be loved.
Patricia Schroeder
Registration is a World War II response, and we need a 1980 solution.
My entire history with the Navy have been trying to get the Navy to focus on families and child care and all the things that they were way behind in – housing, all of those things.
Patricia Schroeder
I could not find any way that we could really run the kind of campaign I wanted to run if we were targeting delegates and still trying to talk to people, which is what keeps me going as a human being.
Patricia Schroeder