House Chamber, Washington, D.C. June 12, 2009. M. Speaker: Many years ago, author and commentator Bruce Herschensohn made this point. He said, for every pleasure in life, there is a corresponding risk.
I think that’s a universal truth: For every pleasure in life, there is a corresponding risk.
Tough Love for California. House Chamber, Washington, D.C. June 11, 2009 M. Speaker: Gov. Schwarzenegger of my home state of California has called for the federal government to underwrite as much as $15 billion of Revenue Anticipation Notes that the state has to issue to avoid insolvency.
Today’s closure of the Camino mill is one more blow to hard-working middle class Californians. At a time when government is spending unprecedented amounts of money it doesn’t have and taking over industry after industry, private sector jobs are disappearing.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. June 10, 2009. M Speaker:
I rise today to honor Deputy Shawn Webb of the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department.
The entire Sheriff’s Department, joined by the people of Plumas County, are rallying behind this remarkable young man and his family as he battles a difficult illness.
By Sen. David Vitter and Rep. Tom McClintock Imagine working at a company that treats every employee exactly the same, irrespective of their individual effort. No matter how hard you work or how much your co-workers slack off, you get exactly the same pay. For millions of people, America's outdated labor laws and one-size-fits-all collective-bargaining agreements make this a reality.
Representative Tom McClintock presented certificates to the winners of the Fourth Congressional District Congressional Arts Competition in Placerville May 29. Eric Harrod, a senior at South Tahoe High School, was awarded first place with his entry, “Kokanee Salmon”.
June 4, 2009
Contact: Joel DiGrado (202) 224-4623
Jennifer Cressy (202) 503-7930
By Tom McClintock Winston Churchill once said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” California’s leaders are now putting that maxim to the ultimate test.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. May 19, 2009. Mr. Speaker: I rise today with the sad duty of recognizing the death in combat of Army Specialist Jeremiah P. McCleery, age 24, of Portola, California.
By Tom McClintock A generation ago, California exemplified its nickname, “The Golden State.” State spending was less than half per capita, inflation adjusted, what it is today. Its debt-service ration was less than a third. Yet Californians enjoyed one of the finest highway systems in the world and one of the finest public educations systems in the country. Water and electricity were so ch