May 24, 2016 Speeches
Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands meets to consider four bills that seek either to improve visitor amenities or protect grounds of significance to the history of our exceptional republic...
May 19, 2016 Vote Notes on Legislation
National defense is the federal government’s most fundamental responsibility, but this is not an excuse for waste and mismanagement within the defense establishment. I especially object to provisions that prohibit BRAC review of obsolete or dysfunctional military bases...
May 18, 2016 Press Release
I propose to bring mandatory spending under the same congressional control that we currently exercise over discretionary spending. FIRST: The budget committee, in consultation with committees of jurisdiction, would set overall spending levels for mandatory programs and offer suggestions of how to achieve those levels, as is currently done. SECOND: Once the budget is enacted, the committees of jurisdiction would prepare statutory changes in mandatory programs to meet the targets set in the budget, just as they do for reconciliation...
May 18, 2016 Press Release
I propose to restore the House ban on unauthorized spending through a conference rule that includes the following provisions: FIRST: To direct all authorizing committees to identify any expired or soon to expire programs within their jurisdictions and to adopt a timetable for adopting legislation reauthorizing them. SECOND: To direct the authorizing committees in this process:
May 12, 2016 Speeches
And here’s a song we’ve heard before: despite the high fire risk, BLM is not performing adequate fire prevention activities, particularly mechanical treatments, in the area because it is managed as a WSA. In addition, the location of the WSA hampers firefighting tactics, leaving local firefighters with no maneuvering room to protect life and property in the event of catastrophic wildfire.
Today the Subcommittee on Federal Lands meets to consider draft legislation to require federal land use agencies to more closely consult and cooperate with local governments that are directly affected by their decisions. The three overarching objectives of this subcommittee bear repeating: to restore public access to the public lands; to restore proper management to the public lands and to restore the federal government as a good neighbor to the communities directly affected by the public lands
April 23, 2016 Speeches
Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock Yosemite National Park April 23, 2016
The testimony we will hear reveals one troubling aspect of their good work, and that is how little our federal land management agencies utilize their work when it doesn’t meet pre-conceived and pre-determined ideological conclusions.
April 15, 2016 Speeches
The House Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House met on April 14, 2016 to discuss "Proposed Reforms to Rule XXI and the Modern Authorization and Appropriations Process." The Congressman delivered the following rem