Quotes of the Week

I guess we could add a lot of things to the call, but the fact is the House is out until Monday. I think from a practical standpoint those last issues that we put on the call are the last practical things that can be done.

Gov. Rick Perry, asked whether he'll add to the special session agenda

We thank the senators outside of Texas for this vote, but we are very disappointed with the 'no' votes of both Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz. Political rhetoric claiming to support farmers does nothing to help the future of agriculture. This "no" vote on a major farm bill cannot be justified as pro-farmer in any way.

Kenneth Dierschke, head of the Texas Farm Bureau, after the U.S. Senate passed a farm bill this week

I would just say that while I do have a good head of hair for a 90-year-old, I do not have the quantity of hair, nor the inclination, to let it down.

The Republican congressman from Rockwall, after accidentally going to an LGBT reception and drawing a "Ralph Hall Lets His Hair Down" headline from Roll Call

There are only so many missile systems and Apache attack helicopters you can sell. This push toward border security fits very well with the need to create an ongoing stream of revenue.

Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University, on the border security interest from military contractors, in The New York Times

Mary’s the only woman on this floor who can palpate a cow.

Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, on colleague Mary Gonzalez, D-Clint, in the Austin American-Statesman

Who knew, when you were watching the Verizon ad and the guy said, 'Can you hear me now,' that was really just a mic check for the Obama administration.

Rick Perry during a speech in San Antonio on Friday

I think he has Obamaphobia.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., knocking Sen. Ted Cruz for calling the president the "biggest obstacle" to passing immigration reform