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
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.
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.
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.
Opening Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman, House Water and Power Subcommittee. Oversight Hearing on “Protecting the Federal Hydropower Investment: A Stakeholder’s Perspective”
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.
Field hearing of the House Water and Power Subcommitte, opening statement by Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman, House Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Oversight Hearing on “Creating Abundant Water and Power Supplies and Job Growth by Restoring Common Sense to Federal Regulations”
Opening statement by subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock