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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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May 19, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
H.R. 1039 – Probation Officers Arrest Authority: YES. This bill gives federal probation officers the authority to arrest someone who is impeding their official duty to supervise parolees. The bill raises a 4th Amendment concern since it gives a parole officer power to conduct a...
May 11, 2017 Press Release

I strongly support President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey for gross misconduct during his tenure, and only wish he had done so on January 20th. Because of the highly politicized circumstances involving the Russia inquiry, I think an independent prosecutor would be advisable to place the inquiry above reproach.

May 9, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump has nominated a true champion of free-market principles to lead the Export-Import Bank. I have no doubt that Scott Garrett will fundamentally transform the Bank to embrace merit over political favoritism. That’s a good start.”
May 4, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

HR 1628 – American Health Care Act: YES.  Obamacare is collapsing.  Last year’s average premium increase of 25 percent is expected to balloon by another 40 percent this year.  Last year there was only one provider in a third of American counties; this year entire regions will be without ANY providers.

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May 3, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
This bill funds the government through September 30th. Sadly, it continues a spending trajectory in which deficits are expected to hit trillion-dollar annual levels within just a few years – risking a sovereign debt crisis that has proven devastating to economic growth and often fatal to other countries...
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 7, 2017 Speeches

Congressman Tom McClintock issued the following statement regarding the United States attack on Syria:

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.

April 5, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 1304  – Self Insurance Protection Act: YES.  Some employers set up their own employee health care fund, and will often buy stop-loss insurance that picks up costs above a certain amount, thus protecting the employer from catastrophic losses and assuring employees’ expenses are covered.

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