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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Government Regulation

More on Government Regulation

September 7, 2017 Speeches
Two weeks after the 2016 election, I spoke on the House floor and warned that the greatest single obstacle to meeting the expectations of the American people was the cloture rule in the Senate. I said: “Voters elected Republican majorities in both houses of Congress and they expect action. They’ll get it from the President and from the House. But in order for the Senate to rise to this occasion, it must reform its cloture rule when it organizes in January.” It didn’t.
August 11, 2017 Current Issues

Dear Neighbor:

I am hearing from many constituents who have received notices that their healthcare premiums are skyrocketing, or their plans are being dropped either by their employers or their insurers, or that they are having hours cut back, salaries reduced or positions eliminated at work as employers try to cope with these increased costs.

I need to know how this law is affecting you.  I invite you to share your experience with me so that I can get a clearer picture of how this program is unfolding and so that I can share your experiences with my colleagues.  

August 10, 2017 Current Issues

February 18, 2016 
Letter to the Editor - Sacramento Bee
Matt Weiser grossly misrepresents both Republican federal lands policy and my leadership of the House subcommittee that oversees it.


July 2015
Merced River Plan

July 12, 2017 Speeches
Our current defense spending is about where it was at the peak of the Reagan defense buildup after adjusting for inflation. It is about the same as the next eight most powerful military forces on the planet COMBINED – and six of those eight are already our allies. The President has proposed adding $54 billion to this. That’s the equivalent of adding more than the entire military establishment of Great Britain.
May 2, 2017 Speeches

Congressman McClintock is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.  The subcommittee held an oversight hearing on May 2, 2017.  Congressman McClintock delivered the following opening statement:

Opening Statement of Chairman Tom McClintock
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Federal Lands

April 27, 2017 Speeches
The last four elections have defined one of the most dramatic political realignments in our country’s history. In those elections, we’ve seen a net shift of 64 U.S. House seats, 12 U.S. Senate seats, 10 governors, 919 state legislative seats and the presidency shift from Democrats to Republicans. This happened in large part on three overarching mandates: revive the economy; secure our borders and repair our healthcare system. If President Trump can accomplish these three objectives, his administration and this congress will be remembered as one of the most successful and beneficial in our nation’s history.
April 26, 2017 Speeches
Droughts are nature’s fault. Water shortages are OUR fault. Water shortages are a choice we made a generation ago when we stopped building new reservoirs to meet the needs of a growing population. We will not solve our water shortages until we build new reservoirs. And we cannot build new reservoirs until we overhaul the radical environmental laws that have made their construction endlessly time consuming and ultimately cost prohibitive.
April 6, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act: YES.  Venture capital firms loan money to start-up companies.  Since the adoption of Dodd-Frank, heavy government regulation has severely reduced the amount of capital loaned by these firms.  Although the JOBS Act of 2012 eased the regulatory burdens on small capital venture firms, its provisions did not apply to coordinated investment pools of more than 100 investors.  This bill simply raises that cap to 250, on funds with less than $10 million of capitalization.    

March 28, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

S.J.Res. 34 – Congressional Disapproval of FCC Rule on Broadband Privacy: NO

January 5, 2017 Speeches
I support the REINS act, but want to underscore the point raised by Mr. Barr. The REINS Act says that any regulation – that is, an act with the force of law – that’s adopted by the executive branch and costs more than $100 million, must then be approved by Congress in order to take effect. As necessary as this bill is in the current environment, I’m afraid we have it backwards. Under the Constitution just read on this floor again today, it is not the role of the executive branch to make laws and for the legislative branch to approve or veto them.