Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock

CALIFORNIA's 4th DISTRICT

Federal Lands Subcommittee Hearing: The Devastating Impacts of Wildland Fires and the Need to Better Manage our Overgrown, Fire Prone National Forests

2015/04/23

Over the past thirty years, we have seen an 80 percent reduction in timber harvested from our national forests, and in the same period a concomitant increase in acreage destroyed by fire. This phenomenon far predates the Western drought and was best summed up by a forester long ago who observed, “All that excess timber comes out of the forests one way or the other. It is either CARRIED OUT or it is BURNED OUT. But it comes OUT.” Read More

Save Our Water

2015/04/22

California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years. Read More

Jim McNeal

2015/04/16

Mr. Speaker:

With great sadness I rise to mourn the passing of Jim McNeal, a California business and civic leader, who for decades guided one of the largest and oldest independent ambulance services in California, Shaefer Ambulance.

His work ethic was legendary.  At the age of 83, he was still running this family business.  For all those years, he struggled with the challenges of competing against his own tax dollars, in a highly regulated environment, facing – and fighting -- governmental double-standards at every turn. 

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Federal Lands Subcommittee Hearing: Federal Land Acquisition and its Impacts on Communities and the Environment

2015/04/15

The Federal Lands subcommittee meets today to review federal land acquisition policies and their impact on communities and the environment. Last month, this subcommittee received testimony from the government’s land management agencies regarding their 2016 budget requests. All expressed a burning desire to vastly increase their holdings, while admitting to large and growing backlogs of deferred maintenance. Read More

Congressman McClintock Introduces H.R. 1668 the Save Our Water Act

2015/03/26

During times of extreme and exceptional drought conditions the bill will suspend water releases by Federal and State agencies to adjust river water temperatures. Read More

HR 2 – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act: NO

2015/03/26

3/26/2015 - HR 2 – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act: NO.  In 1997, Congress passed legislation to control Medicare spending by establishing a “Sustainable Growth Rate” (SGR) that limits the annual increase for physician reimbursements, but Congress never had the stomach to actually implement it.  The result: every year Congress passes a “doc fix” to avoid the accumulated SGR cuts, often by cutting spending in other areas.  This bill does away with the SGR altogether, which would be a good thing if it were actually offset by equal spending reforms.  Regrettably, it isn’t.

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State Water Resources Control Board Letter

2015/03/26

The letter expresses support for the adjustments contained in the Bureau of Reclamation's Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) for New Melones operations in the 2015 water year. The TUCP aims to protect municipal, agriculture, recreation, power water supply, steelhead population, and preserve a least a modicum of water storage behind New Melones Dam for the remainder of the water year. Read More

H. Con. Res. 27 – Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2016: YES

2015/03/25

3/25/15 - H. Con. Res. 27 – Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2016: YES. Sadly, the final version of the House Budget as amended on the floor declines to pay for $22.5 billion in additional spending for defense and refugee resettlement that was added to the off-budget war account to satisfy “defense hawks.” Although technically this only affects spending for FY 2016, I fear it implicitly repudiates programmed reductions in 2017, without which the budget may not balance within ten years as called for in the version that passed the House Budget Committee. I addressed this issue in greater detail in my speech to the House of March 24... Read More

Progressive Caucus Budget

2015/03/25

Even though I disagree heartily with the budgets advanced by the Progressive Caucus, they do an invaluable service to the budget debate by bringing into sharp relief the two very different visions of governance advanced by the two parties. The Progressive budget is a sincere and bold document. Unfortunately it is also wrong. It would hike taxes by $7 trillion over the next ten years... Read More

Hearing on the Spending Priorities and Missions of the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management

2015/03/24

The Department of the Interior will generate $13.8 billion next year and consume only $13.1 billion, generating a net of $700 million for U.S. taxpayers. The Department should be a net revenue source. After all, the public lands under its jurisdiction – and under the Department of Agriculture with respect to National Forest land – represent vast resources upon which our economic prosperity depends. Read More

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Contact Information

434 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2511
Fax 202-225-5444
mcclintock.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Budget

Natural Resources

Congressman Tom McClintock was elected in November 2008 to represent the 4th Congressional District in the United States Congress.

During 22 years in the California State Legislature, and as a candidate for governor in California’s historic recall election, Tom McClintock has become one of the most recognizable political leaders in California.

First elected to the California Assembly at the age of 26, McClintock quickly distinguished himself as an expert in parliamentary procedure and fiscal policy. He served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000. During these years, he authored California’s current lethal injection death penalty law, spearheaded the campaign to rebate $1.1 billion in tax over-collections to the people of California, and became the driving force in the legislature to abolish the car tax. He has proposed hundreds of specific reforms to streamline state government and reduce state spending.

In 2000, McClintock was elected to the California State Senate, where he developed innovative budget solutions such as the Bureaucracy Reduction and Closure Commission and performance-based budgeting, and advocated for restoring California’s public works.

From 1992-1994, McClintock served as Director of the Center for the California Taxpayer, a project of the National Tax Limitation Foundation. In 1995, he was named Director of Economic and Regulatory Affairs for the Claremont Institute’s Golden State Center for Policy Studies, a position he held until his return to the Assembly in 1996. In that capacity, he wrote and lectured extensively on state fiscal policy, privatization, bureaucratic reform and governmental streamlining.

McClintock’s commentaries on California public policy have appeared in every major newspaper in California and he is a frequent guest on radio and television broadcasts across the nation. Numerous taxpayer associations have honored him for his leadership on state budget issues.

McClintock has twice received the Republican nomination for the office of State Controller, narrowly missing election in 2002 by the closest margin in California history – 23/100ths of one percent of the votes cast.

McClintock is the Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee, and is a member of the Budget Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.   He is also a member of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

Tom McClintock and his wife, Lori, have two children, Justin and Shannah.


Serving With

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Jeff Denham

CALIFORNIA's 10th DISTRICT

David Valadao

CALIFORNIA's 21st DISTRICT

Devin Nunes

CALIFORNIA's 22nd DISTRICT

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

Steve Knight

CALIFORNIA's 25th DISTRICT

Ed Royce

CALIFORNIA's 39th DISTRICT

Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Mimi Walters

CALIFORNIA's 45th DISTRICT

Dana Rohrabacher

CALIFORNIA's 48th DISTRICT

Darrell Issa

CALIFORNIA's 49th DISTRICT

Duncan Hunter

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