Representative Tom McClintock (CA-04) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of legislation that will provide for a federal government takeover of all bodies of water in the United States.
Remarks by Representative Tom McClintock on the government takeover of healthcare. The legislation, HR 3590, was approved by Congress on March 21, 2010. Representative McClintock voted no on the bill.
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Washington, DC – Representative Tom McClintock (CA - 04) today made the following remarks at a press conference held to introduce a Spending Limitation Constitutional Amendment. Representative McClintock is co-author of the legislation.
I was extremely disappointed that on the same day we learned that the Northern Sierra snowpack is at 125% percent of normal, peeling away rhetoric that could only be best described as self-serving and deceptive, the administration has only actually committed to releasing 5% percent of water deliveries owed to the Central Valley, with the remaining 25% contingent on remaining precipitation.
At a time when Californians are paying the highest electricity prices in the Continental United States and when officials can’t guarantee enough electricity to keep the lights on, the decision to deliberately destroy 155 megawatts of the cleanest and cheapest electricity available is simply insane.
Congressman Tom McClintock
House Water and Power Sub-Committee
February 4, 2010.
Last week, Republicans held a listening forum in Fresno to hear directly from the people of California’s Central Valley who have been devastated by the federal government’s willful decision to turn off their water to indulge the environmental left’s pet causes.
“It is disappointing that after a year of failed bank bailouts and reckless spending has failed to produce real jobs, the President seems to be doubling down. I suppose it is human nature that the more we invest in our mistakes, the less willing we are to admit them. But it doesn’t make for wise public policy.