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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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December 2, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation

S. 1177 - Every Student Succeeds Act (or the Bill Formerly Known as No Child Left Behind): YES.  George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” has been a disaster.  Its stated goal was to bring every child to grade-level proficiency by 2014.  Instead, for the first time in 25 years student achievement is declining with just 33 percent of 8th graders proficient in math and 34 percent in reading.

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December 2, 2015 Speeches

Congressman McClintock is the Chairman of the Federal Lands Subcommittee.  The subcommittee held a legislative hearing on draft legislation for the "National Park Service Centennial Act" (authored by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop).

November 19, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 4038 – American SAFE Act: Yes.  This bill requires that refugee applicants from Iraq and Syria not be admitted to the United States until and unless the FBI Director, Homeland Security Secretary and Director of National Intelligence all certify that the applicant is not a security threat.

November 17, 2015 Speeches

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 511 the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act:

H.R. 511 Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
November 17, 2015

Mr. Speaker:

    There is no need today to catalog the litany of promises made and broken by this government to the American Indian Nations.  

November 11, 2015 Speeches

Veterans Day 2015

    In his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln defined the two days our nation would later set aside to honor those who protect us.  In one passage, he speaks of “those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.”  We set aside Memorial Day in May to honor and mourn them.

October 28, 2015 Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 1314 – Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: NO.  M. Stanton Evans once observed that there are two parties in our country: the evil party and the stupid party, and when they adopt a bipartisan measure it is usually something evil and stupid.

October 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 692 by Congressman Tom McClintock on a vote of 235 to 194.  The legislation guarantees the sovereign debt of the United States Government by authorizing the Treasury Secretary to continue to borrow to pay interest and principle on the debt, even in the event of complete gridlock in Washington.  

October 8, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Tom McClintock’s (R-CA) and Rep. Mark Amodei’s (R-NV) H.R. 3382, the “Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015” passed the House Natural Resources Committee today.  The legislation focuses resources on fire prevention and additional measures to protect the lake from the introduction of invasive species. 

September 16, 2015 Press Release

Congressman McClintock today announced his resignation from the House Freedom Caucus:

September 16, 2015

Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, House Freedom Caucus
1524 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20515

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September 10, 2015 Speeches

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor regarding the Iran Nuclear "Deal":

Retreating from Responsibility
House Floor Remarks
Congressman Tom McClintock
September 10, 2015

Mr. Speaker:

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