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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


October 13, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  October 13, 2011.  Mr. Speaker:  Forty years from now, a beloved high school history teacher at Tahoe High School named Garrett Fant should be celebrating his retirement surrounded by generations of his students and by his children and grandchildren.  They would have all told affectionate stories of how Mr.

September 22, 2011 Speeches

House Floor Remarks in Opposition to Klamth Dam Removal.  Mr. Speaker:
  This generation is facing spiraling electricity prices and increasingly scarce supplies.  Californians have had to cut back to the point that their per capita electricity consumption is now lower than that of Guam, Luxembourg and Aruba. 

What is the administration’s solution?

September 19, 2011 Speeches

Congressman Tom McClintock, Opening Statement:

  Gifford Pinchot, the founder of the U.S. Forest Service, gave a series of lectures at the Yale School of Forestry from 1910 to 1915, in which he propounded maxims for the (quote) “Behavior of Foresters in Public Office.”  Among them:

• A public official is there to serve the public and not run them.

September 11, 2011 Speeches

September 11, 2011.  Cal Expo, Sacramento, California.

July 21, 2011 Speeches

Mr. Speaker:  On June 26th, a roadside bomb in Jalula, Iraq claimed the life of a young man from Oroville, California.  He was Army Staff Sergeant Russell Jeremiah Proctor, age 25, on his third tour of combat duty. 

July 19, 2011 Speeches

This vote stands as a defining moment in this crisis.  Every rating agency has warned that an increase in the debt limit without a credible plan to balance the budget will damage our nation’s credit.  Worse, fiscal experts warn that without such a plan, we risk a sovereign debt crisis within just a few years.

July 11, 2011 Speeches

M. Chairman:  This amendment saves $166 million by relieving taxpayers of having to subsidize another year of handouts to the solar industry. 

Solar power is not a new technology.  Photo-voltaic electricity generation was invented by Edmund Becquerel in 1839 – more than 170 years ago.

July 11, 2011 Speeches

M. Chairman:  This amendment would save roughly ten percent from this appropriations bill, or $3 ¼ billion, by getting the federal government out of the energy subsidy business.

July 7, 2011 Speeches

Mr. Chairman:  For more than three months, our nation has been amidst a quiet constitutional crisis that carries immense implications.

The Gentleman from Florida is sadly mistaken to dismiss this as a meaningless philosophical discussion.  This issue strikes at the very heart of our Constitutional form of government.

June 24, 2011 Speeches

Congressman Tom McClintock today made the following remarks on the House Floor in opposition to HR 2278 relating to Libya.

 In Opposition to HR 2278

Mr. Speaker:

This bill purports to cut off funding for combat in Libya.  In doing so, it simply forbids what the Constitution already forbids: the waging of war without explicit congressional authorization.