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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Speeches

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.

April 27, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 27, 2010.  M. Speaker: 

During the recent health debate, the Speaker ominously said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

They passed it.  And now we’re finding out what’s in it.

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March 20, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.,
March 20, 2010.   

M. Speaker:  

In the introduction to his epic “Ten Commandments,” Cecil B. Demille asked the question: “Are men the property of the state, or are they free souls under God?”

Congress will fundamentally address that question tomorrow. 

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March 17, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.

March 17, 2010

M. Speaker:

I rise to express my great concern over recent statements by Administration officials regarding Israeli housing construction in that nation’s capital city.

March 16, 2010 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.

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March 11, 2010 Speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Water and Power held an oversight hearing today on the FY 2011 Administration Budget Request for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation).   The attached remarks are by Representative Tom McClintock:

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