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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


June 22, 2011 Speeches

Congressman McClintock questioning witnesses at a National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee oversight hearing about the importance of forest access by the public, June 22, 2011.

June 3, 2011 Speeches

M. Speaker:  Lets be clear: without prior Congressional authorization, under the War Powers Act, the President may only commit armed forces to hostilities for sixty days if there is a direct attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces. 

June 2, 2011 Speeches

House Water and Power Subcommittee, Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1837, “The San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act".  Statement by Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock.   

June 2, 2011

May 24, 2011 Speeches

Opening Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman, House Water and Power Subcommittee.  Joint Water and Power and Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on “Protecting Long-Term Tribal Energy Jobs and Keeping Arizona Water and Power Costs Affordable: The Current and Future Role of the Navajo Generating Station”

May 24, 2011

May 20, 2011 Speeches

Orange County Water Summit, Anaheim, California.  May 20, 2011

  A generation ago, the principal objective of our federal water and power policy could be summed up in a word: Abundance. 

It was an era when vast reservoirs produced a cornucopia of clean and plentiful water and power on a scale so vast that many communities didn’t even bother metering the stuff.  

May 12, 2011 Speeches

The committee meets today to review three bills that make minor adjustments to current water projects, but that open larger issues I hope to address in coming months.

We have again before us the Hoover Power Allocation Act, H.R. 470 authored by Dr. Heck of Nevada and Mrs. Napolitano of California. 

May 11, 2011 Speeches

This truly is a tale of two parties.

  The Democrats have been very clear on their approach: heap additional taxes on producers – which will be instantly passed on to consumers -- and continue to delay and obstruct the development of America’s vast petroleum resources.  Higher prices at the pump, increasing dependence on foreign oil and thousands more families thrown out of work. 

May 4, 2011 Speeches

Opening Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman, House Water and Power Subcommittee.  Oversight Hearing on “Protecting the Federal Hydropower Investment:  A Stakeholder’s Perspective”

April 14, 2011 Speeches

Congressman Tom McClintock delivered the following remarks during a debate on the 2012 budget bill introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan:

The 2012 Budget
House Chamber, Washington, DC
April 14, 2011

History walks with us today as we begin this debate. 

April 11, 2011 Speeches

Field hearing of the House Water and Power Subcommitte, opening statement by Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman, House Subcommittee on Water and Power.