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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Speeches

September 28, 2013 Speeches
A crisis is not a good time for inflammatory rhetoric and ad hominem attacks. I will simply say that yesterday, the President missed an opportunity to bring both sides together. That responsibility now rests solely with us. Nobody on the Republican side of the aisle wants to see a government shutdown or a credit default. And I am confident that nobody on the Democratic side wants to see millions of Americans lose the health plans they were told they could keep; or see their healthcare costs skyrocket, or lose their jobs or work hours because of the unintended consequences of Obamacare.
September 18, 2013 Speeches
I was deeply saddened to see the President begin the sixth year of our nation's economic malaise by renewing his partisan name-calling and finger pointing on Monday.
September 16, 2013 Speeches
This act takes on poignant and crucial importance to my district in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, where the Yosemite Rim fire continues to burn through more than 400 square miles of forest land.
September 11, 2013 Speeches
Amidst the international humiliation and farce we have suffered with our abortive war with Syria, there are two good things the President has done, and they need to be noted. Last night, he stepped back from an international crisis that could have had catastrophic consequences, by deferring to the Russian diplomatic initiative. Thank God. And last week, he stepped back from a constitutional crisis, by deferring to Congress the decision over whether to go to war - as the Constitution requires.
September 10, 2013 Speeches
Russia's diplomatic intervention in the Syrian crisis is welcome news - but whether it is real or illusory, the President needs to step back from the precipice he has taken us to. The President has made his case for war with Syria very clearly: that the United States must punish the use of chemical weapons and if we don't they are more likely to be used again. He assures us that the strike will be limited and that it will aid moderates fighting the regime. He warns that American credibility is at stake. The case is clear. It is simply not convincing.
August 1, 2013 Speeches
Yosemite Valley is a national treasure that was set aside in 1864 with the promise it would be preserved for the express purpose of "Public Use, Resort and Recreation." Ever since, Americans have enjoyed a host of recreational opportunities and amenities as they have come to celebrate the splendor of the Valley. Now, the National Parks Service, at the urging of leftist environmental groups, is proposing eliminating many of those amenities...
July 30, 2013 Speeches

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of his amendment to the Transportation Appropriations bill to eliminate funding for the "Essential Air Service" program.   The amendment was not adopted.

Essential Air Service
House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
July 30, 2013

Mr. Chairman:

July 29, 2013 Speeches
At the request of Congressmen Jason Smith, Billie Long and Rick Crawford, the Water and Power Subcommittee meets today in West Plains, Missouri to hear first-hand of the dangers and potential impacts of the so-called "National Blueways Order" of the Department of the Interior, and other exclusionary federal land and water management policies.
July 23, 2013 Speeches
This has been a summer of alarming revelations that suggest our government is drifting far from the principles of individual liberty and constitutionally limited government that defined the American Founding and that produced the most free and prosperous Republic in the history of mankind.
July 18, 2013 Speeches
I rise today to warn of the latest episode in a saga that can best be described as "Greens Gone Wild." It involves the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to declare two million acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains as "critical habitat" for the Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog and the Yosemite Toad under the Endangered Species Act.

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