April 8, 2014 Press Release
Our Constitution assigns the principle responsibility over the public purse to the House of Representatives. Under that Constitutional doctrine, a dollar can't be spent by this government unless the House says it gets spent. Yet today, spending increasingly seems to be out of our hands - driven automatically by a variety of provisions and practices that thwart the very design of the Constitution.
April 4, 2014 Speeches
The question before the House is whether we are going to continue to ignore the economic consequences of the major actions we take - or start recognizing that incentives matter and that the legislation we pass has profound economic consequences that must be taken into account.
April 2, 2014 Speeches
Balancing this budget and ultimately paying down the national debt is a national security imperative; it is an economic imperative; and it is a moral imperative.
Last fall, 800,000 acre feet were drained from the Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs - nearly emptying Folsom lake completely - knowing full well that the region was in the middle of a potentially catastrophic drought.
Four years ago -- long before the current drought -- the Central Valley suffered from the deliberate diversion of 800,000 acre feet of water promised under the Bay Delta Accord. Instead, it was dumped into the Pacific Ocean for the amusement of the Delta Smelt. This wanton act caused the loss of a quarter-million acres of the most productive farmland in America, it threw thousands of families into unemployment, and it devastated this region. Now, a natural drought has compounded the regulatory drought.
March 13, 2014 Press Release
"On the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Yosemite Land Grant, naming a peak for Jessie Benton Fremont is a fitting honor for a woman whose wisdom, foresight and perseverance helped preserve the majestic site that is Yosemite for all time," remarked Congressman Tom McClintock.
March 5, 2014 Speeches
As we begin the annual budget process, we need to stop thinking in terms of Democratic and Republican policies and start thinking in terms of what policies have worked and what policies have not. The successes and failures of both parties could teach us much.
February 27, 2014 Speeches
Two weeks ago, President Obama visited the drought-stricken Central Valley of California. He announced his administration's response: he wants to spend another billion dollars to study climate change.
It is well established that Jessie Benton Fremont was one of the earliest and most influential advocates for establishing the Yosemite National Park, in which Mammoth Peak is located.