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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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June 3, 2021 Columns
When the Democrats passed Mr. Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending spree in March, a lot of people got a lot of free money – thousands of dollars in many cases. But the bill is already coming due for that free money, and, as many of us warned, it turns out that free money is very expensive. Indeed, it turns out that the very same families most harmed by the lockdowns will be the most harmed by paying the bill for the lockdown relief. It comes to about $15,000 for an average family and the first installment is already reflected in the rising inflation sapping the purchasing power of working families.
May 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Representative McClintock was honored by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C. for supporting limited government, economic freedom, and low taxes. This year Representative McClintock ranked #1 on NTU’s House scorecard and he is one of only 33 House members to have earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his outstanding voting record during the 2020 Congressional session.
May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington - Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) has introduced legisaltion to offer law enforcement officers lifetime passes to National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands.  

"As a small token of appreciation to our law enforcement officers, I have introduced HR 3206 to offer them lifetime passes to our National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands, on behalf of a grateful nation," remarked Rep. McClintock upon introduction of the legislation.

The legislation is HR 3206.  

March 3, 2021 Speeches
Whenever the left has taken control of local law enforcement, the result is predictable and catastrophic. They act to defund the police, deliberately withhold police protection from honest shopkeepers and citizens, declare sanctuaries for criminal illegal aliens, decline to charge criminals and prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. We now see the result: sky-rocketing homicides and other violent crimes – preying most of all upon the decent citizens of our inner cities.
December 9, 2020 Speeches
Every American needs to see Angela Marsden’s tearful video as she pours out her frustrations as a small restaurant owner in Los Angeles. Forced to drastically curtail her business during California’s brutal shutdowns, she took out an $80,000 loan to meet all the expensive requirements to move her dining outside and salvage what was left of her life’s work. Instead, authorities arbitrarily changed the rules, and shut her down again – a death sentence for her ten-year-old restaurant. Yet the same authorities permitted a film production company to offer the very same outdoor dining across the very same parking lot the day she had to close her business.
December 3, 2020 Speeches
Governor Newsom made a truly stunning discovery regarding Covid-19 last week. Apparently, it has learned to tell time. This is why, acting under the strictest of scientific standards, he has used his galactic powers to order Californians to run home before 10 pm, lock their doors and hide from this insidious virus until daybreak. Unfortunately, Covid doesn’t seem to be following the curfew, so Newsom is now threatening a “hard lockdown” of virtually the entire state throughout the Christmas season. Don we now our plague apparel. There’s just one nagging question the Governor hasn’t bothered to answer: if these lockdowns are so successful, why do we need to keep having them?
November 11, 2020 Speeches
There’s a curious thing about the oath taken by every member of our armed forces. Those who defend our country never swear to “support and defend” the United States Government. They never swear to “support and defend” the United States of America. The only oath they take is to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The same oath is taken by every member of the government, from school board to President.
September 23, 2020 Speeches
Last week, President Trump came to California to be briefed on the horrific fires now raging in California. Instead, he got a lecture from Governor Newsom and his staff on climate change.
August 25, 2020 Speeches

It was great to be a part of the 24th annual Lake Tahoe Summit held on August 25th, 2020. A resilient Tahoe requires resilient forests – and resilient forests require active scientific management.

Four years ago, a bi-partisan effort achieved an important milestone toward that goal. We got a categorical exclusion from the National Environmental Policy act that streamlines forest management projects here in the Basin for fuel reduction.

June 10, 2020 Press Release
We have recently suffered multiple failures of law enforcement, beginning with the killing of George Floyd. He died because a rogue cop who, despite multiple misconduct complaints, remained on a police force, as did one of his accomplices. This has become an intolerable pattern in big city police forces, and we need to ask how politically powerful police unions and the politicians they maintain in office protect the bullies in the system, that inevitably lead to atrocities like this.