"We advocated for constituents who had applied for grants."
- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, regarding the Obama administration's federal stimulus program, which Mitt Romney and Ryan decry.
"I love that. This is such a bad program, and [Ryan] writes me a letter saying . . . we need this stimulus."
- Vice President Joe Biden, during Thursday night's debate with Ryan.
"We think there are more important issues for presidential candidates to talk about than our little funding issue here."
- Patrick Butler, a lobbyist for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, regarding Mitt Romney's pledge to cut funding for PBS.