Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


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December 2, 2021 Speeches

Washington, D.C. – Congressman McClintock today on the House floor delivered remarks calling on President Biden to keep the promise he made to assist Caldor Fire victims.  Video link:

November 19, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Tom McClintock sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling upon him to fulfill the promise he made to assist the victims of the Caldor Fire when he visited the scene on September 13, 2021. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Governor Newsom’s appeal for Individual Assistance for victims of the Caldor Fire. The Caldor Fire is the 15th largest and 16th most destructive fire in the history of California. Nearly 800 homes were destroyed when the fire tragically wiped out the Gold Rush-era town of Grizzly Flats.
November 18, 2021 Speeches
The latest estimate for the Democrats’ Build Back Broke bill is $4.9 trillion, averaging $40,000 per family over the next decade.  They say its paid for.  By whom?  By you of course, through direct taxes, tax driven price increases and worst of all, inflation.  What do you get?  Amnesty for 7 million illegal aliens.   That’s the entire population of Alaska, Wyoming, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana – combined.
November 9, 2021 Columns
President Biden hasn’t mentioned Afghanistan since he turned the phased, conditional withdrawal under Trump into an unconditional surrender to the Taliban.  Nor has he yet found the time to see the chaos his policies have produced by collapsing our southern border. 
November 4, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, introduced the Illegal Immigrant Payoff Prohibition Act of 2021.  House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan are principal co-sponsors. The legislation will prevent the Attorney General from making settlement payments to individuals and families who entered the United States illegally.  It is a direct response to reports that the Biden Administration is proposing to pay as much as $450,000 per person to compensate families that unlawfully entered the United States.
October 21, 2021 Vote Notes on Legislation
A congressional subpoena is different than a normal subpoena.  A normal subpoena requires a judicial hearing to determine if there is legal cause to issue it.  A congressional subpoena has no such check, so the reasons for a congressional subpoena are limited to Congress’ oversight responsibilities over the bureaucracy and to inform its legislative duties.   Congress has no authority to issue subpoenas merely to find out who did what to whom.  That’s what it is doing here, by the admission of its own members.  Since Congress has no authority to issue such a subpoena, a respondent has no obligation to respect it.  
October 14, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Rep. McClintock today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers about alien encounters at the southern border and the security risks posed by the release of thousands of terrorists from Bagram Air Base combined with the porous southern border.    
October 6, 2021 Columns
During the Trump Administration, Republicans passed one of the biggest tax cuts in American history and the greatest regulatory relief ever. The result was the biggest economic expansion in our lifetimes. Before the lockdown left took a wrecking ball to our economy, Americans were prospering with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years – the lowest poverty rate in 60 years – and the fastest wage growth in 40 years. For the first time in decades, the income gap was narrowing.
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.