Compassion, hope, and opportunity are some of the most fundamentally American values that we should fight like hell to protect.
Tolerance is the value that was selected to put on here, and tolerance is as American as apple pie.
We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian oil that is a security threat to the United States.
The 1st Congressional District contains almost half of the biotech and biomedical companies in Washington, and my job often allows me to meet the people responsible for this exciting research.
Our lands and waters share incredible bounty and beauty. Trekking across forests and mountains, exploring beaches in search of shellfish, and fishing from clear waters are all part of our regional way of life and economy.
The American dream has always been about chasing opportunity and pursuing a brighter future for ourselves and our children.
The DREAMers who are in my state are some of the most ambitious, creative, going to be productive businesspeople and doctors. That's why I'm proud of being the first governor to make sure the DREAMers get access to college education.
With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001, we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap into American ingenuity in order to lead the world in new clean energy technology, rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese, Danish, and Germans.
As governor of Washington, I've seen firsthand what's possible when you invest in clean energy - reducing carbon pollution and supporting family-wage jobs that are growing twice as fast as those in any other industry.
I do care about the mercury contamination which this country will be experiencing because of the attempted sellout by this administration to special interests which will result in more mercury in the blood of young children in America.
I've dedicated my life in public service to defeating climate change.
Our nation is built on a proud history of providing refuge for the poor, persecuted, and disenfranchised.
But most importantly, we can all be donors. It does not matter how old you are, your race, where you live; all of us can give the gift of life.
We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country.
What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
Because the sad fact is that the Enron Corporation and others manipulated with unfortunately great effect the energy market in the West Coast starting in 2000.
I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes.
Every state in this nation has been made better by those who have chosen to move here to escape persecution or extreme poverty.
Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals.
We are a compassionate nation, taking in the refugees and those, you know, fleeing, the huddled masses yearning to be free. This is something that's deeply ingrained in our hearts in the United States.