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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


December 3, 2014 Speeches

The California Emergency Drought Relief Act (HR 5781)

House Floor Debate Remarks in Support
Monday, December 8, 2014

Congressman Tom McClintock

December 3, 2014 Speeches

The genius of our Constitution can be found in the separation of powers that has preserved our freedom for 225 years.  The American Founders recognized that what had gone so terribly wrong in Europe was that the same organ of government that made the law also enforced that law and adjudicated it.  All the powers were in the same hands.

December 2, 2014 Speeches

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks at a forum on national strength and security in Washington, D.C. hosted by Concerned Veterans for America 


Strength and Security Seminar
Concerned Veterans for America

December 2, 2014


November 18, 2014 Speeches

In Memory of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis
House Chambers, Washington, D.C.
November 18, 2014

Mr. Speaker:

    On October 24, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Detective Michael David Davis were wantonly gunned down in one of the most cold-blooded rampages in the history of either county.

October 19, 2014 Speeches

Angels Camp, California
October 18, 2014


    The history of Angels Camp is the history of California and the history of westward expansion.

    We don’t celebrate westward expansion these days as we did a generation ago, but we ought to.

September 17, 2014 Speeches
All of us recognize the threat posed to our nation by the Islamic State. The question before us is whether to arm and train supposedly vetted elements of the Free Syrian Army as a proxy ground force.
August 19, 2014 Speeches
I want to thank Senator Feinstein for hosting this year's summit and for directing its attention to the threat of catastrophic wildfire, the greatest natural threat facing the Lake Tahoe region.
July 30, 2014 Speeches
We are watching the rise of Islamic fascism on a scale unprecedented in modern times. It may be wrapped in different symbols and trace its genealogy through a different line, but at its core, it is fascism. Listen to its virulent anti-Semitism, the explicit promise of genocide, the utter rejection - indeed, disdain - for fundamental principles of democracy, justice and human rights. There can be no doubt what is happening. European fascism might have consumed all of Europe except for one gritty holdout - for more than a year, Great Britain stood in the breach. Had it fallen, the consequences would have been unthinkable.
July 24, 2014 Speeches
Wherever I go, people express a growing anger over the illegal immigration that is overwhelming our southern border. People ask me: "How can we talk about securing the border...
July 23, 2014 Speeches
The Endangered Species Act serves a great cause: to prevent the extinction of any species because of human activity. But as Eric Hoffer warned, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." Unfortunately, in the last four years, the ESA has become the basis for an explosion of lawsuits seeking to force hundreds of new species listings. Many of these suits are funded at taxpayers' expense, which in turn require federal, state and local agencies to spend even more taxpayer money to respond.