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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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January 7, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Tom McClintock today praised the decision of Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to release Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act funds for garbage collection, restroom servicing and other emergency maintenance at national parks during the government shutdown. 
 
January 4, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Tom McClintock today sent a letter regarding maintenance of parks during the shutdown to Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.  The letter is attached:

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January 4, 2019

Issues:
January 3, 2019 Vote Notes on Legislation
H. Res. 6 - House Rules: NO. This measure paves the way for a spending spree at a time the federal government is approaching $22 trillion of debt and trillion-dollar annual deficits. It takes the required 3/5 vote for tax increases to a simple majority, in effect declaring open season on American taxpayers. It automatically suspends the debt limit upon adoption of a budget, essentially removing any constraint on deficit spending. It modifies the current PAYGO rule to constrain the administration’s ability to administratively reduce spending. It makes a few improvements, such as requiring text of a bill to be available 72 hours prior to votes, but these are dwarfed by opening the floodgates on massive tax and spending increases.
January 3, 2019 Vote Notes on Legislation
H.R. 21 - Annual Appropriations: NO. This is an appropriation to continue spending for the departments, except Homeland Security, that are affected by the shutdown. The rate of spending keeps us on a collision course with trillion-dollar annual deficits. It also reauthorizes the TANF welfare program without reforms necessary to stop rampant fraud and it reauthorizes flood insurance subsidies that encourage development in flood plains.
January 3, 2019 Vote Notes on Legislation
H.J. Res 1 - No Border Wall: NO. This temporarily funds the Department of Homeland Security without the single most important feature of homeland security: a border wall to halt illegal immigration, human trafficking, gang and terrorist infiltration and the drug trade.
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December 12, 2018 Vote Notes on Legislation
I opposed this nearly trillion dollar farm subsidy bill when it left the House and it comes back from conference committee even worse. The House version at least took a stab at providing work requirements for about 20 percent of single able-bodied SNAP recipients...
October 19, 2018 Press Release
“The President’s announcement is an immense relief for the farmers and families of the San Joaquin Valley and communities across California. Due to the actions of environmental extremists and overzealous bureaucrats, California has been suffering from a years-long water crisis that has wreaked havoc in Central Valley farming communities that feed tens of millions of Americans. Productive land has gone fallow and farmworkers have lost their jobs. Communities across California have also been devastated as senseless government regulations have mandated that billions of gallons of water be flushed out to the ocean and wasted. Now, with this executive action, there is a strict timetable...
October 6, 2018 Press Release
This is a momentous and joyous day for the Constitution and for the rule of law. Despite the mockery that Senate Democrats made of the confirmation process and their grotesque accusations against Judge Kavanaugh -- that were not only entirely unsubstantiated but overwhelmingly contradicted by the evidence -- our American principles of justice and fairness prevailed. Justice Kavanaugh’s record...
September 27, 2018 Press Release

The Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act, H.R. 3608, by Congressman McClintock passed the House Natural Resources Committee today.  

September 7, 2018 Speeches
Mr. Speaker: A republic can survive only as long as ALL political sides abide by our elections, respect our institutions, and obey our Constitution. The anonymous column by an official in the executive branch, who bragged of deliberately thwarting the will of the people as expressed through our presidential election, reflects a sentiment that is absolutely toxic to our form of government.

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