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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Press Releases

May 11, 2017 Press Release

I strongly support President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey for gross misconduct during his tenure, and only wish he had done so on January 20th. Because of the highly politicized circumstances involving the Russia inquiry, I think an independent prosecutor would be advisable to place the inquiry above reproach.

May 9, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump has nominated a true champion of free-market principles to lead the Export-Import Bank. I have no doubt that Scott Garrett will fundamentally transform the Bank to embrace merit over political favoritism. That’s a good start.”
March 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representatives Tom McClintock (CA-04), Thomas MacArthur (NJ-03), Martha McSally (AZ-02), and Robert Aderholt (AL-04) announced their support of changes to the American Health Care Act of 2017 intended to result in major cost reductions to low-income middle-aged Americans.
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January 30, 2017 Press Release

I strongly support President Trump’s executive order on refugees.  There is no unconditional right to enter the United States, and the President has a sworn responsibility to assure that those entering our country are not hostile to our Constitution, our people, or the rule of law.

October 24, 2016 Press Release
The reports that the California National Guard is demanding repayment of bonuses offered as enlistment incentives is one of the most outrageous injustices I have ever seen. These men and women acted in good faith and responded to incentives that were promised them in small compensation for their service.
June 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- For the second year in a row, the House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) to strike a congressional earmark from the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill that would spend millions of dollars to ship Pennsylvania coal over 3,000 miles to American military bases in Germany. 

June 16, 2016 Press Release
This amendment forbids scarce defense dollars from being spent to fund two executive orders and several other provisions of law that require the military to squander billions of dollars on so-called “Green Energy.”
June 16, 2016 Press Release
I do not support the war on coal waged by this administration and my friends on the left. I DO support the war on waste, and I support this amendment based on that fiscal imperative.
May 18, 2016 Press Release
I propose to bring mandatory spending under the same congressional control that we currently exercise over discretionary spending. FIRST: The budget committee, in consultation with committees of jurisdiction, would set overall spending levels for mandatory programs and offer suggestions of how to achieve those levels, as is currently done. SECOND: Once the budget is enacted, the committees of jurisdiction would prepare statutory changes in mandatory programs to meet the targets set in the budget, just as they do for reconciliation...
May 18, 2016 Press Release
I propose to restore the House ban on unauthorized spending through a conference rule that includes the following provisions: FIRST: To direct all authorizing committees to identify any expired or soon to expire programs within their jurisdictions and to adopt a timetable for adopting legislation reauthorizing them. SECOND: To direct the authorizing committees in this process: