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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


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April 15, 2009 Speeches

Sacramento, California.  April 15, 2009.  Let the word go forth today from gatherings like this across the nation that the silent majority is no longer silent.  We are stirring.  We are awakening.  We are many.  And we are Americans – the latest generation of Americans who have been called upon to defend our liberties and the constitutional principles of limited government that protect our free

April 3, 2009 Press Release

Longworth House Office Building.  March 31, 2009.  M. Chairman:  On behalf of my constituents I want to thank the committee for holding a hearing today on California’s water crisis. 

I think we need to be very clear that although the drought is a catalyst, the underlying problem is not an act of God but rather acts of government.

April 2, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 2, 2009  M. Speaker:  Today this house passed HR 1256, which takes tobacco regulation to a whole new level and at the same time imposes onerous new fees that will be passed on to consumers as higher prices.

April 2, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 2, 2009  Mme.

April 1, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 1, 2009  Mr. Speaker:  The American people are awakening to a danger of a budget that spends too much and borrows too much and taxes too much, because they know what that means.

 They know that you can’t spend your way rich.

 They know that you can’t borrow your way out of debt.

March 30, 2009 Columns

By Tom McClintock  On June 28, 1991, the California Assembly began debate on what was then the biggest tax increase in California’s history: a $7 billion tax hike pushed by Gov. Pete Wilson that included increases in sales, income and car taxes.

March 28, 2009 Press Release

March 28, 2009.  Remarks at the Folsom Road Bridge Opening Ceremony.  This is more than a bridge – it is a monument to those who fought so hard and so long to bring it to fruition.

March 25, 2009 Press Release

House Chamber, Washington D.C.  March 25, 2009.  M. Chairman:  I certainly support HR 1404, which would allow some flexibility in managing firefighting costs on our federal lands.

March 25, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  March 25, 2009  M. Speaker:  Abraham Lincoln once told of a farmer who said, “I ain’t greedy for land – all I want is what’s next to mine.”

March 25, 2009 Columns

By Tom McClintock  When President Obama introduced his new budget, it was quite a relief to hear that its $1.9 trillion in new taxes would only fall on businesses and the “very wealthy.”  If they were to fall on the rest of us, they would take nearly $2,500 per year out of the paycheck of an average family of four.