Quotes of the Week

How did you spend your interim?

Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, after the 30-minute break between the regular and special sessions on Monday

We may be litigating for the rest of your life term and for my lifetime.

Luis Vera, attorney for LULAC, to federal redistricting judges

I hope it's your lifetime.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez, in response

I feel a sense of loyalty to friends.

Comptroller Susan Combs to YNN Austin on her support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's 2014 reelection

When you say 'new revenue,' that is an ideological bumper sticker for 'uh-oh, I might lose a Republican primary.'

Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, on finding money for transportation

As we’ve seen in the last few weeks, a month can be an eternity in politics.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at a New York Republican Party dinner on Wednesday, alluding to recent string of scandals plaguing the Obama administration

I don’t think we should be acknowledging people who are voting against us in our hour of need.

U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., to BuzzFeed on his decision to boycott that dinner because of Cruz's vote against Hurricane Sandy relief aid