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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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July 15, 2009 Press Release

July 15, 2009.  Mr. Chairman:  As we begin deliberations on this measure, we need to be mindful that the law of unintended consequences is beyond the jurisdiction of the Congress, and needs to be considered carefully.

 This proposal affects the lives of every American, and ought to be approached with a high degree of humility and caution. 

July 10, 2009 Speeches

July 10, 2009.  Competitive Enterprise Institute.  I know that everybody likes to poke fun at California – but I can tell you right now that despite all of its problems, California remains one of the best places in the world to build a successful small business.

All you have to do is start with a successful large business.

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July 9, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) today named Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) as the new Ranking Member of the Water and Power Subcommittee.  McClintock will take over the position from Rep.

June 26, 2009 Press Release


 I had a strange sense of Deja Vu as I watched the self-congratulatory rhetoric on the house floor tonight, and I feel compelled to offer this warning from the Left Coast.

June 26, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  June 26, 2009.  Madam Speaker:  When we discuss Herbert Hoover’s mishandling of the recession of 1929, the first thing that economists point to is the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act that imposed new taxes on over 20,000 imported products.

June 23, 2009 Press Release

 Congressman Tom McClintock has been chosen by Republican Leader John Boehner to select a Congressional Page for the Fall 2009 program.Applicants must be juniors or seniors in high school, and must be at least 16 years of age at the time employment begins, but may not have reached the age of 18 during any point of the term.

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June 17, 2009 Press Release

Editor; Roseville Press Tribune:

The Roseville Press Tribune recently published an article by Jon Brines that quotes a local official accusing me of hypocrisy for proposing critically needed highway projects in the district for inclusion in the annual transportation authorization bill after taking a strong stand against “earmarks.”

June 12, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  June 12, 2009.  M. Speaker:  Many years ago, author and commentator Bruce Herschensohn made this point.   He said, for every pleasure in life, there is a corresponding risk. 

 I think that’s a universal truth: For every pleasure in life, there is a corresponding risk.

June 11, 2009 Speeches

Tough Love for California.  House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  June 11, 2009  M. Speaker:  Gov. Schwarzenegger of my home state of California has called for the federal government to underwrite as much as $15 billion of Revenue Anticipation Notes that the state has to issue to avoid insolvency.

June 11, 2009 Press Release

Today’s closure of the Camino mill is one more blow to hard-working middle class Californians. At a time when government is spending unprecedented amounts of money it doesn’t have and taking over industry after industry, private sector jobs are disappearing.

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