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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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September 21, 2021 Speeches
Every American knows the image of George Washington crossing the Delaware, the fallen rifleman at Gettysburg, the marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima.  Our history is punctuated with moments of individual heroism and virtue so profound and moving that they live forever in the memories of our countrymen and the story of our country. To these iconic images, history has added another: that of a young Marine Sergeant in full combat gear, cradling a helpless infant in her arms amidst the unfolding chaos and peril at the besieged Kabul Airport and proclaiming, “I love my job.”
August 24, 2021 Speeches
Not long ago, our elections worked.  We maintained accurate voter registration rolls and routinely removed people who had moved or died.  AFTER all the candidates had their say, on ELECTION DAY, we went to our local polling place.  We brought our children to watch the process and taught them to respect it. 
August 23, 2021 Press Release
Rep. McClintock today sent a letter to Gov. Newsom requesting a major disaster declaration for the Caldor Fire. “The Caldor Fire has now exceeded 106,500 acres with little containment. As of this writing, 557 structures have been destroyed, including 403 homes, with another 17,488 structures currently threatened. Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated, with more expected. The town of Grizzly Flats has been flattened, with more communities throughout El Dorado and Amador counties under severe threat.   “I appreciate your quick action in declaring a state of emergency in response to this fire, which has facilitated federal suppression assistance. Given the continued rapid growth and severity of the Caldor fire, I ask that you request a major disaster declaration in order to provide needed assistance to communities and individuals impacted by this devastating fire.”
August 19, 2021 Speeches

Congressman McClintock's remarks at the
Lake Tahoe Summit, August 19, 2021:


August 2, 2021 Columns
It is dangerous nonsense to “monitor” incipient fires in today’s forest tinderbox, even if they seem to pose no immediate danger.
July 20, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Rep. McClintock sent a letter today to Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Vicki Christiansen requesting answers as to why there was a lack of suppression action to combat the Tamarack Fire that began on July 4, 2021 until after July 10, 2021. “This fire has now burned over 23,000 acres with no reported containment, threatening nearby communities and forcing evacuations…When was the decision made to monitor this fire instead of immediately acting to suppress it? Why was this decision made? Who made this decision and which USFS officials were consulted and informed? What legal authority authorized the USFS to allow this wildfire to burn in lieu of immediate full suppression?”
July 13, 2021 Speeches
Today we will hear from Dr. Ronil Hira of the damage done to American workers – and to the foreign workers themselves -- through abuses in guestworker programs like H-1B, L-1 and the Optical Practical Training program, and how despite assurances of the left, pay far below the market rates for labor and displace skilled American workers. This has resulted in continuing scandals as skilled American workers have been ordered to train their foreign replacements as a condition of receiving severance pay, including major corporations like Southern California Edison, Siemens, Disney, AT&T and the University of California. Under the OPT program, employers don’t have to pay payroll taxes if they hire foreign nationals here on student visas for 29 months after graduation. If you know a college graduate who has a science, technical, engineering or mathematics degree who can’t find an entry level job, you need look no farther than this discriminatory program.
June 29, 2021 Columns
Ever since the Magna Carta, it has been a settled principle of good governance that the power that appropriates public funds should not be the same power that spends them. This principle is at the heart of our Constitution: the separation of powers.
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.

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