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Blanche Lincoln

  • American politician
  • Born September 30, 1960

Blanche Meyers Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is an American politician and lawyer who served as a U.S. Senator from Arkansas from 1999 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, Lincoln was first elected to the Senate in 1998; she was the first woman elected to the Senate from Arkansas since Hattie Caraway in 1932 and, at age 38, was the youngest woman ever elected to the Senate. She previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Arkansas's 1st congressional district from 1993 to 1997.


Right and wrong becomes more difficult for each of us as we grow older, because the older we get the more we know personally about our own human frailties.




It certainly makes no sense to enact more laws if we cannot, or do not, enforce the ones we have.




Whether it's making sure that families have access to quality health care and child care, or making sure that our children receive the best educational opportunities we can give them, we must remain committed to these needs because our children are our future.




A common misconception is that the costs of health care are cheaper in rural America, when in fact the reality is that they are more expensive and more difficult to access.




Unless we make education a priority, an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American dream.




Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed.




I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.




My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.




Improving our national intelligence capabilities should remain a top priority and a continual process.




Stopping crime before it occurs is the most effective crime fighting tool of all.




Now, I do come from a part of the country where the people say that the only thing in the middle of the road is a yellow line or roadkill.




I am not normally a betting person, but I say that putting your money on the American people is about as close to a sure bet as you are going to get.




Spending and tax cut decisions must be both fiscally responsible and fair to our working families. I believe that fiscal responsibility is the way to create prosperity for America and secure the retirement of America's seniors.




If we invest in the American people, the American people always bring this Nation a good return.




We still have tremendous work ahead of us to ensure that women have equal opportunities in the workplace and in our society.




It's not my job to dream your dreams. It's my job to make your dreams become a reality.




Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs.




In Arkansas alone, approximately three quarters of a million people are at risk of going hungry, and one in four children does not get enough to eat, so my goal is to bring awareness to this tragic issue.




At a time when U.S. jobs are heading overseas at a record pace, and amidst increased sanctions on our manufacturers and producers from other countries, it's imperative that we do all we can to provide our businesses a climate to operate successfully.



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