July 10, 2014 Speeches
Requiring energy companies of all kinds to fund their own research and development programs rather than continuing to require taxpayers to subsidize their activity to the tune of $3.1 billion.
July 10, 2014 Speeches
Ever since 1835, the Rules of the House have forbidden spending money for purposes unauthorized by current law. Yet last year, the eleven appropriations bills reported out of the House Appropriations Committee contained over $350 billion for spending on unauthorized programs.
June 30, 2014 Speeches
I want to thank all of you who have worked so long and hard to make this sesquicentennial celebration of the original Yosemite Grant Act so moving. The earliest description of this valley comes to us from Dr. Lafayette Bunnell, a member of the Mariposa Battalion that pursued a band of Ahwaneechies into the valley in 1851. He wrote, "Domes, peaks, spires, and cliffs were capped with fresh snow, their walls and slopes dappled with it, marking in strong relief the various sculptured forms. Some were veiled in wisps of cloud...
June 28, 2014 Speeches
They call the Korean War America's forgotten war. It must never be forgotten, and all of you who are here today, and all those who made this memorial possible, assure that it will never be forgotten. It was 64 years ago this past Wednesday that the North Korea dictatorship, supported by the communist governments of the Soviet Union and China, launched a massive attack upon the South. Thus began the Korean War.
June 27, 2014 Press Release
John Muir's vision for Yosemite was for public use, resort and recreation, yet today, public access is increasingly restricted. His promise must be redeemed.
Opening Statement of Chairman Tom McClintock: The Subcommittee meets today in response to urgent protests made by a wide range of state and local governments, farmers, ranchers, public land users and private land owners in response to threatened action by the EPA and the Forest Service to vastly expand their authority over water use at the expense of long established state jurisdictions, rights and prerogatives and in direct violation of the constitutional separation of powers.
June 19, 2014 Press Release
The amendment before the House forbids defense dollars from being spent to fund two executive orders and several other provisions of law that require the military to squander billions of dollars on so-called "Green Energy." For example, according to the GAO, the Navy has spent as much as $150 per gallon for jet fuel. In 2012, the Navy purchased 450,000 of biofuel for its so-called "Green Fleet," at the cost of $26.60 per gallon, at a time when conventional petroleum fuel cost just $2.50.
June 12, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Tom McClintock will hold a town hall meeting in Foresthill on Monday, June 16th at 6:00 PM.
The meeting will be held at the Foresthill Veterans Hall, 24601 Harrison Street.
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May 26, 2014 Speeches
For many of our fellow citizens, Memorial Day marks the commencement of the summer holidays. For those who gather today at events like this, it has far deeper meaning. It is the day we set aside to honor those who gave their lives in defense of -- what exactly?