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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


October 11, 2016 Speeches
The oath taken by every FBI Agent is not to fight crime, uphold the laws, stop terrorists, or protect the country or its government. Certainly they do all these things, but the ONLY oath an FBI agent takes is to “Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States.”
September 14, 2016 Speeches
This subcommittee measures bills according to three over-arching objectives for federal lands management: to restore public access to the public lands, to restore sound management practices to the public lands and to restore the federal government as a good neighbor to the communities directly impacted by the public lands. Of all the bills we have seen during this Congress, I believe no one has tried harder to adhere to these principles than Chairman Bishop in the bill before us today, the Public Lands Initiative (PLI).
September 8, 2016 Speeches
When we talk of PILT funding, we should never lose sight of the fact that it is a very, very poor substitute for revenues generated locally by healthy economic activity. Our ultimate objective should be not to institutionalize PILT funding, but to restore a healthy balance between federal land ownership and productive private ownership of the lands within each county in the nation.
September 7, 2016 Speeches
I want to thank Congressman Gohmert for organizing this discussion of federal lands policy, and to highlight the Federal Footprint Map at Or just google Federal Footprint. When you do, you’ll have a complete picture of how much land the federal government owns and how much of your state and your community is affected. And it may surprise you.
July 5, 2016 Speeches

House Rules, Or Rules for Radicals?
Congressman Tom McClintock
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
July 5, 2016

Mr. Speaker:

June 16, 2016 Speeches
The terrorist attack on Orlando should bring into sharp focus the growing threat our nation faces from Islamic terrorism.
June 9, 2016 Speeches
The House is expected to take up the “PROMESA” bill today, with serious implications to every taxpayer in the country.
May 31, 2016 Speeches
In 431 BC, the people of Athens gathered just as we gather today – and for the same purpose – to honor their fallen. It was the first year of the Peloponnesian War. Pericles – the father of Athenian Democracy – spoke that day. According to Thucydides, most of his oration was about Athens, in sentiments we would find familiar as Americans.
May 25, 2016 Speeches
This amendment simply exempts from this act the debt issued by Puerto Rico that was backed by its constitutional pledge of full faith and credit and taxing power. Of the commonwealth’s $72 billion of outstanding bonds, this would exempt roughly $18 billion of constitutionally protected debt...