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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


July 11, 2011 Speeches

M. Chairman:  This amendment would save roughly ten percent from this appropriations bill, or $3 ¼ billion, by getting the federal government out of the energy subsidy business.

July 7, 2011 Speeches

Mr. Chairman:  For more than three months, our nation has been amidst a quiet constitutional crisis that carries immense implications.

The Gentleman from Florida is sadly mistaken to dismiss this as a meaningless philosophical discussion.  This issue strikes at the very heart of our Constitutional form of government.

June 24, 2011 Speeches

Congressman Tom McClintock today made the following remarks on the House Floor in opposition to HR 2278 relating to Libya.

 In Opposition to HR 2278

Mr. Speaker:

This bill purports to cut off funding for combat in Libya.  In doing so, it simply forbids what the Constitution already forbids: the waging of war without explicit congressional authorization. 

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.