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64 Inspirational Lisa Murkowski Quotes (ALASKA)

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“Planning is the essence of good management and when it comes to health care we must allow states to plan for future needs. We need to cement this federal commitment to Alaskans so the state has the assurance that money vital for providing Medicaid health care will not just dry up and disappear.”

Lisa Murkowski
Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.
Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.
I look at what we have - our traditional natural resource base - as helping move us to that cleaner, more diverse energy supply.
I look at what we have – our traditional natural resource base – as helping move us to that cleaner, more diverse energy supply.
I'm excited about what I have to offer. Not only a little bit of youth, but a different perspective as a woman.
I’m excited about what I have to offer. Not only a little bit of youth, but a different perspective as a woman.
I do believe that our climate is changing. I don't agree that all the changes are necessarily due solely to human activity.
I do believe that our climate is changing. I don’t agree that all the changes are necessarily due solely to human activity.

“I’m not afraid to spend money on the R&D that’s really going to move us to a cleaner energy source that I think is so much the answer to the issues of environmental responsibility and climate change.”

Lisa Murkowski
We need to face it, as a nation we have a reliance on petroleum.
We need to face it, as a nation we have a reliance on petroleum.
Think about how our country was built. The greatness came from our diversity; the greatness came from individuals with different perspectives coming together.
Think about how our country was built. The greatness came from our diversity; the greatness came from individuals with different perspectives coming together.
The war against terrorism is one we must win.
The war against terrorism is one we must win.
In order to represent the state, you've got to be in the state.
In order to represent the state, you’ve got to be in the state.

20 Wise Lisa Murkowski Quotes to Live by (WISDOM)

“When you think about the children, one of the things that I’m quite concerned about – and I’ve heard it expressed by others – is trying to find how we can build better accountability, work to provide a level of education that prepares our children for the future.”

Lisa Murkowski
I do believe that Planned Parenthood provides vital services to those in need and disagree with its funding cuts contained in the H.R. 1 package.
I do believe that Planned Parenthood provides vital services to those in need and disagree with its funding cuts contained in the H.R. 1 package.

“It is fundamentally important in our system of government that every American be given the opportunity to vote, regardless of who they are, where they live, and what their race or national origin may be.”

Lisa Murkowski
I don't buy into this, 'Oh, poor us. We've got tough budget problems.'
I don’t buy into this, ‘Oh, poor us. We’ve got tough budget problems.’
We don't have time as a nation to spend all of what we do blocking.
We don’t have time as a nation to spend all of what we do blocking.

“From 2002-2008, Planned Parenthood received $342 million in federal taxpayer money through Title X funding alone. With these funds, Planned Parenthood has provided women throughout the U.S. with important family planning and contraceptive services as well as screening for breast and cervical cancers for low-income women.”

Lisa Murkowski
I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail. If he does well, that means the country's doing well.
I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail. If he does well, that means the country’s doing well.

“There are times when you need to pitch a fit and other times when you need to apply Catholic guilt, and it’s just figuring out which is the most appropriate approach and then implementing it.”

Lisa Murkowski
It doesn't make sense to argue about how much global warming is caused by man - whether it's 5 percent or 50 percent.
It doesn’t make sense to argue about how much global warming is caused by man – whether it’s 5 percent or 50 percent.
I'm working for my state first.
I’m working for my state first.

“America’s neighbors are not drilling for fun or for sport; they’ve chosen to proceed to create new jobs, generate new revenues, and increase the energy supply and prosperity of their citizens.”

Lisa Murkowski
You shouldn't say, 'Well, we cannot go there,' before we even had the conversation.
You shouldn’t say, ‘Well, we cannot go there,’ before we even had the conversation.

When you put in place regulations that are so burdensome, so tough, so much so that they cripple your economy, we then don’t have the resources to invest in technologies that are going to make that difference, because it’s just going to shut everything down. That’s not going to help us as an economy.

Lisa Murkowski
I've been working to make sure that we've got adequate transportation. I've been working to make sure that we can afford energy within our villages and in our communities.
I’ve been working to make sure that we’ve got adequate transportation. I’ve been working to make sure that we can afford energy within our villages and in our communities.
We do not have the transportation infrastructure that all you in the lower 48 have. We don't have energy grids that tie us in.
We do not have the transportation infrastructure that all you in the lower 48 have. We don’t have energy grids that tie us in.

“Keep in mind, our demographics of our state, how it breaks down in terms of political affiliation: over half the people in this state chose not to align themselves with any party at all.”

Lisa Murkowski
We can sit between active drilling operations in neighboring countries, complaining that it's too risky to develop our own resources while the world around us does exactly that.
We can sit between active drilling operations in neighboring countries, complaining that it’s too risky to develop our own resources while the world around us does exactly that.
I believe when there are so many forces pulling our society apart, we need more commitment to marriage, not less.
I believe when there are so many forces pulling our society apart, we need more commitment to marriage, not less.

“I will do everything, everything in my power, for as long as I am here, to enable the people of King Cove to receive proper emergency access that the rest of us take for granted.”

Lisa Murkowski
I'm not - I'm not going to define people by labels who's a real Republican, who's not a real Republican.
I’m not – I’m not going to define people by labels: who’s a real Republican, who’s not a real Republican.

2 Lisa Murkowski Quotes on Women

I think it's fair to say that women have a different level of intuitiveness that allows them to perhaps handle situations a little bit different.
I think it’s fair to say that women have a different level of intuitiveness that allows them to perhaps handle situations a little bit different.
I was advised by my assistant that the women of the Senate don't do potlucks. To which I responded, 'Of course we do.'
I was advised by my assistant that the women of the Senate don’t do potlucks. To which I responded, ‘Of course we do.’

8 Lisa Murkowski Quotes on Alaska

“What people unfortunately relate to when they think of Alaska oil was when the Exxon Valdez went aground because of a captain that was drunk. But when you look to how we have been safely producing and moving Alaska’s oil for decades, it is a track record that is enviable.”

Lisa Murkowski
I am working for Alaska's best interests.
I am working for Alaska’s best interests.

“Growing up in a small Alaska town, domestic violence was that dirty little secret nobody talked about. We must start talking about it. For too long, we have been providing protection to the wrong people.”

Lisa Murkowski
People think that every day we pass monumental legislation. Oftentimes, the most important thing that you have done that day is help a family with a visa.
People think that every day we pass monumental legislation. Oftentimes, the most important thing that you have done that day is help a family with a visa.

“There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what’s best for us.”

Lisa Murkowski

“What I look at is, do you represent the values of the state of Alaska? Do you represent the people here in terms of what it is that they need, they hope for, what they hope for their future? And Joe Miller simply does not represent that.”

Lisa Murkowski

“Mitt Romney understands the importance of Alaska as a leader in our country’s energy production and I look forward to working with him on such an important economic and national security matter.”

Lisa Murkowski

“There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what’s best for us.”

Lisa Murkowski

8 Lisa Murkowski Quotes on Alaskans

“Alaskans deserve a fighter in the United States Senate who will always stand up for Alaska, who understands our great potential, who has the experience, respect and seniority to accomplish that. I am that senator.”

Lisa Murkowski
I have never once asked Alaskans to like how I got this job.
I have never once asked Alaskans to like how I got this job.

“Like the majority of Alaskans, I supported a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, but my thinking has evolved as America has witnessed a clear cultural shift.”

Lisa Murkowski
I think Alaskans expect me to think, to think about them and do the right thing for them.
I think Alaskans expect me to think, to think about them and do the right thing for them.

“Alaskans deserve a fighter in the United States Senate who will always stand up for Alaska, who understands our great potential, who has the experience, respect and seniority to accomplish that. I am that senator.”

Lisa Murkowski
To most Alaskans, Clinton is remembered as being the one individual who has shut Alaska down by vetoing ANWR when we successfully moved it through the Congress.
To most Alaskans, Clinton is remembered as being the one individual who has shut Alaska down by vetoing ANWR when we successfully moved it through the Congress.

“For eight years, I’ve served on the Indian Affairs committee, two years as the ranking member. I’ve been on that committee since Day One. I will stay on the committee for as long as I’m in the Senate because of my commitment to making a difference for Alaska Natives.”

Lisa Murkowski

“I don’t fit neatly into anybody’s political boxes, and I think that sometimes disturbs people. But I don’t think most Alaskans fit neatly into the Republican box or the Democratic box. They don’t think of themselves that way.”

Lisa Murkowski

16 Lisa Murkowski Quotes To Ponder

“I have nothing against President McKinley whatsoever, but I would rather have this peak be called by the name it has gone by for centuries by Alaskans than a man who never set foot in our state. This is the tallest mountain in North America, and we deserve to have this Alaskan landmark bear an Alaskan name.”

Lisa Murkowski
I am not looking for a pound of flesh from Sally Jewell.
I am not looking for a pound of flesh from Sally Jewell.
I have nice watches. I don't set them.
I have nice watches. I don’t set them.
I still wear my write-in wristband. It used to be plastic, but my husband turned it into gold.
I still wear my write-in wristband. It used to be plastic, but my husband turned it into gold.
Scott McAdams is a nice guy, but I don't know that most Alaskans believe that he's electable.
Scott McAdams is a nice guy, but I don’t know that most Alaskans believe that he’s electable.

“I think there are a lot of outside interests that would like to see Sarah Palin in some form of elected office. Most in Alaska recognize our former governor is really not involved in or engaged in the state anymore, that she’s moved to other interests.”

Lisa Murkowski
We can write the book on how to run a successful write-in campaign for the United States Senate.
We can write the book on how to run a successful write-in campaign for the United States Senate.
I believe it is important that Title X organizations continue to receive funding.
I believe it is important that Title X organizations continue to receive funding.

“What you get when you elect Lisa Murkowski is you get somebody who builds on that legacy that Ted Stevens built for our state for 40 years that continues on that path, that trajectory, to helping a young state like Alaska build us out.”

Lisa Murkowski
Our hunting areas are the grocery store.
Our hunting areas are the grocery store.
If there's anybody who is recognized as the one guy who has stymied Alaskan development, it's Bill Clinton.
If there’s anybody who is recognized as the one guy who has stymied Alaskan development, it’s Bill Clinton.
I don't pass the Tea Party's purity test.
I don’t pass the Tea Party’s purity test.
Statutory authority to improve fuel economy has existed for 35 years at the Transportation Department, and it still exists today.
Statutory authority to improve fuel economy has existed for 35 years at the Transportation Department, and it still exists today.
We fail to boost our offshore production at our own expense.
We fail to boost our offshore production at our own expense.
I am not here as my party's nominee. I am unique among the 100 senators in that regard.
I am not here as my party’s nominee. I am unique among the 100 senators in that regard.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 brought an end to the ugly Jim Crow period in American history.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 brought an end to the ugly Jim Crow period in American history.

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