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So they said

▪  “Whether it’s the Ayatollahs in Iran or the Castros in Cuba, the president seems intent on cozying up with America’s enemies at the expense of our friends and principles.” – U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, criticizing President Obama’s plan to open up U.S. relations with Cuba

▪  “Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the federal government is going to tell schoolchildren what to eat.” – U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, at a Lawrence forum

▪  “It’s time for him to face the music. The income tax cuts did not work. It has driven us into a hole.” – state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, in a New York Times article headlined “Brownback’s Tax Cuts Not Set in Stone as Kansas Faces Budget Shortfall”

▪  “I’m confident together we’ll be able to solve our budget puzzle.” – newly named Kansas House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Ron Ryckman Jr., R-Olathe