More Americans are working today than at any time in history.
But my friends, these people in Egypt have stood by us in a tough, tough neighborhood.
It is false to suggest that medical breakthroughs come only through government research.
One of the first items of Congressional business in 2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
The choice is not between conducting the stem cell research or not conducting it. That is not the choice.
The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex, but there is no question about the need to secure our borders.
And while the U.S. can never be 100 percent safe from a future strike, our government is working around the clock on measures to protect the American people.
Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights. Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
We do foreign assistance for altruistic reasons, certainly for humanitarian reasons, of course. But the main reason we do foreign assistance is we do it in the American national interest.