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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Vote Notes on Legislation

May 18, 2018 Vote Notes on Legislation
This is an extensive omnibus bill costing a total of $900 billion over the next ten years (about $720 a year for an average household). It includes some good provisions on forest management and at least makes a half-hearted effort to introduce work requirements for about 20 percent of the ten million able-bodied adults receiving SNAP (commonly referred to as food stamps).
March 22, 2018 Vote Notes on Legislation
This is the $1.3 trillion “Omnibus” bill that increases discretionary spending a staggering 18 percent in a single year, puts us on course for a trillion dollar deficit next year and sets the stage for a sovereign debt crisis within the next few years.
February 9, 2018 Vote Notes on Legislation
This measure abandons any pretense of fiscal responsibility and increases federal spending caps by nearly $300 billion ($2,400 per household) over the next two years. It sets up a structure that will allow Congress to bypass its own budget rules...
November 16, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
This Vote Note refers to the earlier House version of the tax reform legislation. The Congressman supported the final version of the bill, and he discussed his support in House floor remarks titled Morning Again in America.
September 8, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
H.R. 601 – Three-month Debt Limit Suspension, $230 billion of general spending and $8 billion for Emergency Hurricane Relief.
May 19, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
H.R. 1039 – Probation Officers Arrest Authority: YES. This bill gives federal probation officers the authority to arrest someone who is impeding their official duty to supervise parolees. The bill raises a 4th Amendment concern since it gives a parole officer power to conduct a...
May 4, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

HR 1628 – American Health Care Act: YES.  Obamacare is collapsing.  Last year’s average premium increase of 25 percent is expected to balloon by another 40 percent this year.  Last year there was only one provider in a third of American counties; this year entire regions will be without ANY providers.

Issues:
May 3, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
This bill funds the government through September 30th. Sadly, it continues a spending trajectory in which deficits are expected to hit trillion-dollar annual levels within just a few years – risking a sovereign debt crisis that has proven devastating to economic growth and often fatal to other countries...
April 6, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act: YES.  Venture capital firms loan money to start-up companies.  Since the adoption of Dodd-Frank, heavy government regulation has severely reduced the amount of capital loaned by these firms.

April 5, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation

H.R. 1304  – Self Insurance Protection Act: YES.  Some employers set up their own employee health care fund, and will often buy stop-loss insurance that picks up costs above a certain amount, thus protecting the employer from catastrophic losses and assuring employees’ expenses are covered.

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