Quotes by: Patrick J. Kennedy

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Patrick J. Kennedy
Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001
Leader Dick Gephardt
Preceded by Martin Frost
Succeeded by Nita Lowey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Ronald Machtley
Succeeded by David Cicilline
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 9th district
In office
January 1, 1989 – January 1, 1993
Preceded by John F. Skeffington, Jr.
Succeeded by Anastasia P. Williams
Personal details
Born Patrick Joseph Kennedy II
(1967-07-14) July 14, 1967 (age 49)
Brighton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Amy Savell (m. 2011)
Relations See Kennedy family
Children Owen Patrick Kennedy
Nora Kara Kennedy
Nell Elizabeth Kennedy
Parents Ted Kennedy
Joan Bennett Kennedy
Residence Brigantine, New Jersey,
United States[1]
Alma mater Providence College (B.S.)
Occupation Politician
Religion Catholicism
Website Patrick Kennedy Homepage
partrickkennedy.house.gov (Kennedy's section at the U.S. House of Representatives official website)
kennedyforri.com, ("Patrick J. Kennedy for U.S. Congress" campaign's official website)

No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
Patrick J. Kennedy
If we do not provide education for every single American, we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
Patrick J. Kennedy
The key battleground in the war on terrorism, therefore, is in the minds of the American public.
Patrick J. Kennedy
I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
Patrick J. Kennedy
And how the government communicates about homeland security is central to how the public responds.
Patrick J. Kennedy
As the bill requires, any terror alert system must give people and organizations some indication about what steps they must take to improve their own security and assist in the Nation's security.
Patrick J. Kennedy
I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility.
Patrick J. Kennedy
On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets.
Patrick J. Kennedy
So if we are really concerned about generating more taxes, we ought to be investing in our people, not taking away the kinds of resources that contribute to their ability to become greater taxpayers in this country.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Franklin Roosevelt said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have much; it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little. This reconciliation package fails that test as well.
Patrick J. Kennedy
In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
Patrick J. Kennedy
In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
Patrick J. Kennedy
My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average.
Patrick J. Kennedy
No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Patrick J. Kennedy
For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
Patrick J. Kennedy
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