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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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March 26, 2015 Press Release
During times of extreme and exceptional drought conditions the bill will suspend water releases by Federal and State agencies to adjust river water temperatures.
March 26, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation

3/26/2015 - HR 2 – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act: NO.  In 1997, Congress passed legislation to control Medicare spending by establishing a “Sustainable Growth Rate” (SGR) that limits the annual increase for physician reimbursements, but Congress never had the stomach to actually implement it.

March 26, 2015 Press Release
The letter expresses support for the adjustments contained in the Bureau of Reclamation's Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) for New Melones operations in the 2015 water year. The TUCP aims to protect municipal, agriculture, recreation, power water supply, steelhead population, and preserve a least a modicum of water storage behind New Melones Dam for the remainder of the water year.
March 25, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation
3/25/15 - H. Con. Res. 27 – Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2016: YES. Sadly, the final version of the House Budget as amended on the floor declines to pay for $22.5 billion in additional spending for defense and refugee resettlement that was added to the off-budget war account to satisfy “defense hawks.” Although technically this only affects spending for FY 2016, I fear it implicitly repudiates programmed reductions in 2017, without which the budget may not balance within ten years as called for in the version that passed the House Budget Committee. I addressed this issue in greater detail in my speech to the House of March 24...
March 25, 2015 Speeches
Even though I disagree heartily with the budgets advanced by the Progressive Caucus, they do an invaluable service to the budget debate by bringing into sharp relief the two very different visions of governance advanced by the two parties. The Progressive budget is a sincere and bold document. Unfortunately it is also wrong. It would hike taxes by $7 trillion over the next ten years...
March 24, 2015 Speeches
We meet to discuss the budget under the ominously growing shadow of unprecedented debt that has literally doubled in the last eight years. With crushing debt comes ruinous interest that the CBO warns will exceed our entire military budget within the decade on our current trajectory. The budget produced by the House Budget Committee meets our current defense demands by adding additional money in the war account, while funding that increase through a concomitant decrease in other spending...
March 20, 2015 Press Release

Congressman McClintock is very troubled by pulse flows proposed by the Bureau of Reclamation from the New Melones Reservoir for environmental purposes.  As the reservoir is only one-quarter full – a dangerously low level for the start of the dry season, these flows threaten to deprive residents of Calaveras County of their drinking water supply.

March 17, 2015 Speeches
Today we meet to review the administration of the National Park Service and to examine the President’s 2016 Budget request. I thank Director Jarvis for being here today. Our National Parks are a uniquely American institution. The Norman and Plantagenet kings of old set aside vast tracts of land as their exclusive province, in which only a select few with their blessing could enjoy. The National Parks are the very opposite of that. In America, we have set aside the most beautiful land in the nation entirely of, by and for the people.
March 17, 2015 Speeches
Thank you for your invitation and Happy Nowruz. As I was visiting, someone said that this Iranian New Year comes at a dark time for Iran. It reminded me of the saying, “It is always darkest before the dawn.” In the most trying days of World War II...
March 13, 2015 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Tom McClintock (CA-04) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) released a letter to key regional federal regulators calling on them to revise plans and take actions to prevent water releases that threaten to leave New Melones reservoir dry this coming summer.  

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