May 29, 2019 Press Release
Mr. Mueller’s statement today is a case study in pettifoggery, and reinforces my position that he should be compelled to testify before Congress. Any president can be indicted after he leaves office and it was Mueller’s job to make a recommendation for prosecution, if one existed. He did not. Instead, he prefers to make innuendoes while hiding behind DOJ guidelines and not be questioned. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.
May 23, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Tom McClintock (R-California 4th) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-Illinois 18th) have introduced legislation to protect communities from violent criminals who are in the United States illegally.
May 22, 2019 Speeches
In 1970, S. Dillon Ripley of the Smithsonian Institution predicted that by 1995, between 75 and 80 percent of all species of living animals on our planet would be extinct. In 1979, Oxford University biologist Norman Myers predicted that one million species would go extinct by the year 2000. In 1989, Noel Brown, a senior U.N. Environmental Official, warned that by the year 2000, entire nations would be wiped off the face of the earth as oceans would rise by up to three feet. Now along comes the latest contribution to apocalyptic predictions...
There are some fundamental principles we should all be able to agree on. Don’t hurt other people; respect the right of doctors to do no harm; respect the right of parents to protect their children. The bill before us today could have affirmed the right of every adult to declare their own gender consistent with these principles. Unfortunately, it violates these principles in the most fundamental ways.
May 16, 2019 Press Release
Pat Nolan is one of the most dedicated and selfless public servants I have ever met and his case is a textbook example of prosecutorial misconduct. By granting him a full pardon, President Trump has rectified a travesty that should never have happened.
The Subcommittee meets today to consider H.R. 2532 by Congressman Grijalva. The bill would over-ride the provisions of the Endangered Species Act and apply permanent regulatory restrictions to the management of grizzly bear populations -- perpetuating federal control of wildlife management decisions traditionally and effectively managed by state authorities -- even after a listed species has recovered its population to sustainable levels.
May 10, 2019 Vote Notes on Legislation
In what has become a tradition, H.R. 2157 uses emergency disaster relief as an excuse for loading up billions of dollars of non-disaster relief spending that normally would raise serious questions.
May 9, 2019 Vote Notes on Legislation
This measure is deceptively titled the "Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019.” It does no such thing.
The subpoena issued by this committee puts the Attorney General in a legal Catch-22: To comply with the subpoena, he must break the law. If he obeys the law, he must disobey the subpoena.
May 8, 2019 Speeches
The subcommittee meets today to consider nine bills dealing with various aspects of ocean resource management.