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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


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January 19, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 19, 2011.  M. Speaker:

 The Department of Interior issued an announcement yesterday that perfectly illustrates the irrationality of our current approach to water issues.

January 18, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 18, 2011.

  M. Speaker:

 The central promises of Obamacare were that it would bend health costs down and wouldn’t threaten existing plans.

 We now know that both these claims were false.

January 12, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 12, 2011.  M. Speaker:

 I haven’t gotten to know Gabrielle Giffords yet, and I thank God that by His grace, I haven’t lost the chance to do so.

 I didn’t know those Americans who came to speak with her that day. 

January 8, 2011 Press Release

“I am stunned and shocked by the horrific crime committed in Tucson this morning, and my heart goes out to the victims of this brutal act and to their families.  My prayers join those of every good American for the full recovery of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and we are all heartened by the optimism of her surgeons.  She was struck down in the performance of a duty central to representati

January 7, 2011 Press Release

Letter from Congressman Tom McClintock to USDA Forest Chief Thomas Tidwell regarding the Plumas National Forest: 


Read Letter Here



January 7, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 7, 2011.  M. Speaker:
Much of my district comprises forests managed by the U.S. Forest Service.  Over the last two years, I have received a growing volume of complaints protesting the increasingly exclusionary and elitist policies of this agency.

January 6, 2011 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  January 6, 2011.  M. Speaker:

I rise to express the hope that historians will look back on the 112th Congress as the session that restored American prosperity – and to express my strong agreement with the new leaders of this House who have declared that every action of this body must be measured against this goal.

January 5, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay) was sworn into the 112th Congress today by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).   

December 30, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Representative Tom McClintock, CA-04, has been appointed Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee in the 112th Congress.  McClintock served as Ranking Member of the subcommittee in the previous Congress, earning a reputation as a strong advocate for developing the nation’s natural resources.

December 22, 2010 Speeches

M. Speaker:

This lame duck session is rapidly descending into farce.  I believe this House is now in danger of becoming a caricature of everything the American people rejected in November: incompetence, arrogance, and a complete detachment from reality.