By Tom McClintock Winston Churchill once said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” California’s leaders are now putting that maxim to the ultimate test.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. May 19, 2009. Mr. Speaker: I rise today with the sad duty of recognizing the death in combat of Army Specialist Jeremiah P. McCleery, age 24, of Portola, California.
By Tom McClintock A generation ago, California exemplified its nickname, “The Golden State.” State spending was less than half per capita, inflation adjusted, what it is today. Its debt-service ration was less than a third. Yet Californians enjoyed one of the finest highway systems in the world and one of the finest public educations systems in the country. Water and electricity were so ch
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Tom McClintock is pleased to announce that a winner has been chosen for the Fourth Congressional District Congressional Arts Competition. Eric Harrod, a senior at South Tahoe High School, was awarded first place with his entry, “Kokanee Salmon”.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C. May 16, 2009. Here, in the winter of our despair, I want to pause to take stock of the state of our nation on this date of May 16th.
April 29, 2009. Mr. Speaker: It comes down to this: Free societies punish acts. Authoritarian regimes punish opinions and thoughts.
The supporters of this bill speak of punishing violent acts – but we already punish those violent acts, as well we should. This measure calls for additional punishment not for the violent act itself but for the opinion behind the act.
April 29, 2009. U.S. Representative Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay) announced today he will lead a community forum in Quincy on May 11, focusing on the human cost of environmental over-regulation.
The forum will be held May 11 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Tulsa E. Scott Pavilion at the Plumas County Fairgrounds.
April 22, 2009. M. Speaker: The statue of Ronald Reagan could not possibly arrive at the United States Capitol at a more appropriate time in the history of our nation.
In these difficult days, we need to remind ourselves as a nation what it was like when it truly was “morning again in America.”
April 21, 2009. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay) today introduced legislation that allows banks to immediately pay back Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to the U.S. Treasury. Banks which were pressured to accept TARP funding are now facing serious obstacles, uncertainty and continued government control in their efforts to return the funds to taxpayers.
House Chamber, Washington D.C. April 21, 2009. Mr. Speaker: Many Americans have been shocked in recent days to learn that banks seeking to repay TARP money have been told the treasury will not allow them to do so.
Taxpayers were promised that this money was only to be used to buy up toxic assets and that it would be repaid to the treasury as soon as humanly possible.