Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) has been appointed Chairman of the Federal Lands Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee for the 114th Congress. McClintock has served as a member of the Natural Resources Committee since 2009, most recently chairing the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock
On the Election of the House Speaker
January 6, 2014
I am disappointed in Mr. Boehner’s leadership of the House and have expressed my concerns on many occasions. But shifting this decision from the House Republican Conference to the House Floor opens a Pandora’s Box.
Since when has congressional disagreement over legislation been license for the President to legislate by himself? That was the issue Congressman McClintock discussed in remarks delivered on the House floor on December 10th. In the remarks the Congressman discussed the Constitution and separation of powers.
The Constitutional Crisis: What To Do?
The California Emergency Drought Relief Act (HR 5781)
House Floor Debate Remarks in Support
Monday, December 8, 2014
Congressman Tom McClintock
The genius of our Constitution can be found in the separation of powers that has preserved our freedom for 225 years. The American Founders recognized that what had gone so terribly wrong in Europe was that the same organ of government that made the law also enforced that law and adjudicated it. All the powers were in the same hands.