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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


April 26, 2013 Speeches
On Wednesday, the Democratic Whip charged that the Full Faith and Credit Act places America at risk of default. As Churchill once said, "It would not be possible to state the opposite of the truth with greater precision." Quite the contrary, this measure guarantees that whatever political storms are raging in Washington, America's debt will ALWAYS be paid IN FULL and ON TIME.
April 24, 2013 Speeches
I rise today in strong opposition to a proposal by the National Park Service to remove long-standing tourist facilities from Yosemite National Park, including bicycle and raft rentals, snack facilities, gift shops, horseback riding, the ice rink at Curry Village, tennis courts and swimming pools, the art center and the historic stone Sugar Pine Bridge
April 17, 2013 Speeches
The House has been considering HR 624, the so-called CISPA bill. Although its sponsors assure us that a person's Internet data would be stripped of personal identification, the bill allows this data then to be used to prosecute certain federal crimes. How could that be? It turns out, the government, having stumbled upon this evidence, can then seek a warrant to obtain the personally identifying information.
March 20, 2013 Speeches
Democrats and Republicans both want to get rid of a wide range of tax loopholes. But Democrats want to spend that money and Republicans want to lower the overall tax burden. The difference is important.
March 20, 2013 Speeches
Our fiscal problem can be summed up in just three numbers: 39, 37 and 64. 39 percent is the combined increase of inflation and population over the past ten years. 37 percent is the increase in revenues.
March 13, 2013 Speeches
This budget reflects a great struggle between American families and their government over whether they, or the government, can best spend the money that they have earned.
February 28, 2013 Speeches
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire offers us a sobering warning of a great a nation that became over-extended and war-weary abroad, while it became utterly profligate and decadent at home. Its economy in shambles and its treasury bankrupt, the mightiest military power on Earth finally fell easy prey for backward hordes that had previously existed only beyond the fringe of civilization. Three years ago, Admiral Mike Mullen sounded the alarm for our nation with this chilling warning: "Our national debt is our biggest national security threat."
February 27, 2013 Speeches
Water - particularly in California - has become such a complicated tangle of competing interests and ideological agendas that I think we have lost sight of some self-evident truths. Self-Evident Truth #1: More water is better than less water.
February 18, 2013 Speeches

Placer County Navy League
Auburn, California
February 18, 2013

    When I visited you a year and a half ago, I spoke of four significant threats to our nation’s defense, the biggest of which was collapse of the finances of the United States Government, which would make it impossible for us to respond to a foreign enemy.

January 23, 2013 Speeches
Mr. Speaker: The House is poised to pass HR 325. I respect the sincerity of its supporters, but I must firmly dissent. This bill accommodates spending at ruinous levels far beyond the limits set by the House budget. It sets a terrible precedent by abolishing the debt limit for nearly four months, giving an unlimited credit card to this administration.