S. 2040 Override of President’s Veto – JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act): YES. If a foreign government pays terrorists on U.S. soil to attack the United States, victims can sue for damages. If that SAME government pays those SAME terrorists on foreign soil to attack the United States, those SAME victims CANNOT sue. This measure closes that loophole.
A recent letter writer asks my position on Zika funding and why Congress has not acted.
Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Federal Lands
House Rules, Or Rules for Radicals?
Congressman Tom McClintock
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
July 5, 2016
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.