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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Speeches

August 10, 2010 Speeches

Mr. Speaker:

 

Many people are asking why Congress is here today.  I think the answer’s pretty simple: we’re not bankrupting the country fast enough and so we need to come back and spend more.

In the merciful week that Congress was not in session, my constituents had one message: STOP THE SPENDING.  Obviously, Congress isn’t listening.

July 30, 2010 Speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Tom McClintock (CA-04) made the following remarks during a debate in the House of Representatives today about H.R. 3534 (Clear Act).  In his remarks the Congressman discussed the response to the oil spill in the Gulf:


“Before we add more bureaucracies to the equation, shouldn’t we ask how the existing ones did?

July 22, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C. 
July 22, 2010

 M. Speaker: 

July 20, 2010 Speeches

Repeating the Lesson
House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2010

Mr. Speaker:

When the stimulus bill became law, unemployment stood at 8.2 percent.  Today, eighteen months and hundreds of billions of dollars later, unemployment is 9.5 percent.

June 15, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  M. Speaker:

 The proponents tell us that this bill will increase lending to small businesses.  To do so they are creating a $30 billion slush fund to make loans to smaller banks, therefore encouraging smaller banks to make loans to small businesses.  Or so they say.

June 15, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  M. Speaker:

Suppose your family is deeply in debt, bills are piling up, your credit cards are eating you alive.  Finally, you seek the help of a financial counselor.

 What’s the first thing that counselor is going to say?  He’s going to say, “the very first thing we’ve got to do is sit down and sketch out a family budget.”

May 25, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  May 25, 2010.  M. Speaker:

     The failure of this House to pass a budget at a time of unprecedented deficit spending speaks volumes about the house majority.

      In order to resolve a crisis you must first be willing to face it.   If you can’t face the problem, you can’t deal with it.

May 20, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  May 20, 2010.  M. Speaker:

 I rise to take strong exception to the speech of the President of Mexico while in this chamber today. 

 The Mexican government has made it very clear for many years that it holds American sovereignty in contempt and President Calderon’s behavior as a guest of the Congress confirms and underscores this attitude.

May 6, 2010 Speeches

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Tom McClintock (R – Granite Bay) delivered the following remarks on the House floor today in opposition to the costly “Cash for Caulkers” weatherization program:

Learning from Experience (NOT)
House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
May 6, 2010

M. Speaker:    

April 29, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington D.C.
April 29, 2010

Mr. Speaker:

 Proponents have a problem.  They want statehood for Puerto Rico.  But in 1998, the majority voted no.

 What to do?

 Replace a straight-forward up or down vote with a two-step process.

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