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    We recognized in 1996 that, with progress in the field of genetics accelerating at a breathtaking pace, we need to ensure that advances in treatment and prevention of disease do not constitute a new basis for discrimination.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: progress 
     
    At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.
    — Olympia Snowe
    I understand why so many Americans are fed up with government. The 112th Congress was almost universally derided as the worst ever. It was the most polarized body since the end of Reconstruction, according to one study, and I grew embarrassed by its partisan bickering, inactivity, and refusal to address the vital challenges facing America.
    — Olympia Snowe
    I have worked for three decades as a staunch advocate of building a big tent party that includes both pro-choice and pro-life Republicans.
    — Olympia Snowe
    What is the purpose of public service? It's to solve problems for the people you represent and certainly in the United States Senate, thinking about your state and thinking about your country as well.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: people  problem  thinking 
     
    What happens is that, you know, on Mondays, at least in the Senate, you know, Monday night wed have what youd call a bed-check vote. Just to get, you know, the machinery of the Senate up and running so they can start the committee process; on Tuesday morning, things go. By Thursday, you know, jet fumes, the smell of jet fumes.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: night  running 
     
    I have been immeasurably honored to serve the people of Maine for nearly 40 years in public office and for the past 17 years in the United States Senate. It was incredibly difficult to decide that I would not seek a fourth term in the Senate.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: people  past  year 
     
    One difficulty in making the Senate work the way it was intended is that America's electorate is increasingly divided into red and blue states, with lawmakers representing just one color or the other.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: work  america 
     
    When history calls, history calls.
    — Olympia Snowe
    Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
    — Olympia Snowe
    Hopefully, 21 years later, Judge Roberts possesses an openness with respect to issues of gender-based wage discrimination.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: respect  year 
     
    Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: death  consequence 
     
    I represent what I think is a traditional Republican... a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty.
    — Olympia Snowe
    Ive never backed down from a fight and I relish a good debate.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: fight 
     
    The American spirit is stronger than stone and mortar, tougher than steel and glass, and more enduring than any pain or suffering that can be inflicted on our national conscience.
    — Olympia Snowe
    Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries - not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: drugs  sell  competition 
     
    What motivated me to dedicate myself to public service for nearly two-thirds of my life was the chance to produce results for those people who entrusted me to be their voice and their champion.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: chance  people  service 
     
    Two truths are all too often overshadowed in today's political discourse: Public service is a most honorable pursuit, and so is bipartisanship.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: truth  service  political 
     
    In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner.
    — Olympia Snowe
    tags: world  business 
     
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