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...
May 24, 2016 Speeches
My central concern with this legislation continues to be that it potentially undermines the reliability of the constitutional full faith and credit guarantees of the states. These guarantees allow states to borrow at extremely low interest rates because debt repayment has first claim on revenues...
May 24, 2016 Speeches
Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands meets to consider four bills that seek either to improve visitor amenities or protect grounds of significance to the history of our exceptional republic...
May 12, 2016 Speeches
And here’s a song we’ve heard before: despite the high fire risk, BLM is not performing adequate fire prevention activities, particularly mechanical treatments, in the area because it is managed as a WSA. In addition, the location of the WSA hampers firefighting tactics, leaving local firefighters with no maneuvering room to protect life and property in the event of catastrophic wildfire.
Today the Subcommittee on Federal Lands meets to consider draft legislation to require federal land use agencies to more closely consult and cooperate with local governments that are directly affected by their decisions. The three overarching objectives of this subcommittee bear repeating: to restore public access to the public lands; to restore proper management to the public lands and to restore the federal government as a good neighbor to the communities directly affected by the public lands
April 23, 2016 Speeches
Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock Yosemite National Park April 23, 2016
The testimony we will hear reveals one troubling aspect of their good work, and that is how little our federal land management agencies utilize their work when it doesn’t meet pre-conceived and pre-determined ideological conclusions.
April 15, 2016 Speeches
The House Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House met on April 14, 2016 to discuss "Proposed Reforms to Rule XXI and the Modern Authorization and Appropriations Process." The Congressman delivered the following rema