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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Speeches

February 15, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C. February 15, 2011 

M. Speaker:

Last year I voted to extend the PATRIOT Act for one year.   I regret that vote and was glad to have been able to correct it, although I am pained that the House voted otherwise yesterday.

February 10, 2011 Speeches

Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman of the House Water and Power Subcommittee, today made the following remarks on the House floor during consideration of a resolution directing committees to identify federal regulations that impede job creation and slow the economy

House Resolution 72
House Chamber, Washington, D.C

January 19, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 19, 2011.  M. Speaker:

 The Department of Interior issued an announcement yesterday that perfectly illustrates the irrationality of our current approach to water issues.

January 18, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 18, 2011.

  M. Speaker:

 The central promises of Obamacare were that it would bend health costs down and wouldn’t threaten existing plans.

 We now know that both these claims were false.

Issues:
January 12, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 12, 2011.  M. Speaker:

 I haven’t gotten to know Gabrielle Giffords yet, and I thank God that by His grace, I haven’t lost the chance to do so.

 I didn’t know those Americans who came to speak with her that day. 

January 7, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 7, 2011.  M. Speaker:
 
Much of my district comprises forests managed by the U.S. Forest Service.  Over the last two years, I have received a growing volume of complaints protesting the increasingly exclusionary and elitist policies of this agency.

January 6, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 6, 2011.  M. Speaker:

I rise to express the hope that historians will look back on the 112th Congress as the session that restored American prosperity – and to express my strong agreement with the new leaders of this House who have declared that every action of this body must be measured against this goal.

December 22, 2010 Speeches

M. Speaker:

This lame duck session is rapidly descending into farce.  I believe this House is now in danger of becoming a caricature of everything the American people rejected in November: incompetence, arrogance, and a complete detachment from reality. 

December 21, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C. December 21, 2010.  Mr. Speaker:

  On November 2nd, the American people spoke loudly and clearly: stop the spending.

Instead of graciously bowing to the public will, the Left has embarked on a frantic lame-duck spending spree with a majority already turned out of office by the voters.

December 16, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C. December 16, 2010. M. Speaker: I commend the Senate for passing the tax relief measure yesterday, and I hope that the House passes it today.

According to the CBO, this bill comprises $136 billion in additional spending and $721 billion in tax relief. That means fifteen percent of this bill is spending – the other 85 percent is tax relief:

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