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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Press Releases

June 10, 2020 Press Release
We have recently suffered multiple failures of law enforcement, beginning with the killing of George Floyd. He died because a rogue cop who, despite multiple misconduct complaints, remained on a police force, as did one of his accomplices. This has become an intolerable pattern in big city police forces, and we need to ask how politically powerful police unions and the politicians they maintain in office protect the bullies in the system, that inevitably lead to atrocities like this.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
 
Congressman Tom McClintock released the following statement regarding the CARES Act:
 
March 16, 2020 Press Release
Benjamin Franklin warned that “Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.” Exhibit A is HR 6201, the so-called “Families First Recovery Act.” The House passed this bill literally minutes after it was introduced, with no analysis, no cost estimates, virtually no debate and in a general state of political panic.
December 20, 2019 Press Release
The Speaker of the House has no authority superior to, or independent of, the House of Representatives. The transmittal of official acts of the House is strictly a ministerial function of that office...
November 21, 2019 Press Release
California Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) and 11 members representing western states today introduced legislation designed to reform water policy in the west. “Western water policy is a bureaucratic nightmare designed to delay and deny the storage, delivery and use of our abundant water by farmers and residents. Environmental groups have used the law to block construction on new reservoirs, resulting in man-made droughts that have devastated entire communities. This legislation provides a common-sense approach to allowing water to flow quickly and efficiently to the communities that need it, while maintaining environmental protections,” McClintock said...
October 9, 2019 Press Release
I realize that PG&E is caught in a Hobson’s choice, but I do not support its decision for preventative power cut-offs due to high winds. They are balancing the possibility of a wildfire ignition due to wind damage against the certainty of deliberately causing millions of dollars of damage to their customers and creating major public safety hazards...
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October 9, 2019 Press Release
I agree with the presidential counsel’s letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The House has denied fundamental due process rights to the House minority and to the President as required by the Constitution, and it has violated precedent that requires a formal vote of the House to initiate an impeachment inquiry. Until the House adheres to these fundamental conditions of fairness, any subpoenas it issues in this matter are not legally binding.
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.
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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.