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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Vote Notes on Legislation

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 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 3, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation

3/3/15 HR 240 - Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240: No.  This motion bypassed the conference process and sent the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to the President without ANY provision forbidding him from funding his unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty orders.

February 27, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation
Vote Notes for Friday, February 27th Floor Actions on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding. (A different version of the bill was brought back for a vote on March 3, 2015. Congressman McClintock voted NO on that version of the bill). 2/27/15: Motion to go to Conference on HR 240: Yes. 2/27/15: H.J. Res 35 – Temporary Funding for the Department of Homeland Security: Yes. On January 14th, the House voted to adopt HR 240 to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security while forbidding the President from using those funds for his illegal amnesty order...
February 13, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation
2/13/15 HR 636 - America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act: YES. Makes permanent a variety of small business tax deductions involving equipment and property purchases. In recent years, these provisions have to be renewed in “Tax Extender” bills, creating enormous uncertainty...
February 2, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation

2/25/15 H.R. 1020 -  STEM Education Act: NO.  STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is an important field, but should not be funded by federal grant programs for which there is virtually no accountability.  Individual districts should assess their own students’ unique needs; tailor their programs to meet those needs and fund them accordingly.

January 6, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation
1/6/15 Election of the Speaker: Boehner I am disappointed in Mr. Boehner’s leadership of the House and have expressed my concerns on many occasions. But shifting this decision from the House Republican Conference to the House Floor opens a Pandora’s Box.