Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock

CALIFORNIA's 4th DISTRICT

Forest Fire Prevention

2016/08/08


Natural Resources Committee Oversight Field Hearing: “Improving Federal Land Management and Use to Better Serve Las Vegas Valley Communities”

2016/07/26

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Federal Lands

Oversight Field Hearing: “Improving Federal Land Management and Use to Better Serve Las Vegas Valley Communities”

July 26, 2016

I want to thank Chairman Bishop and Congressman Hardy for holding this hearing today and to thank both of them for their leadership in the House on behalf of so many communities throughout the West that are affected by federal land ownership.

As I flew in today I couldn’t help but notice how vast are the empty and unutilized lands of Nevada, stretching as far as the horizon.  And then I reflected on the testimonies of our witnesses today, who tell of how the region’s economy suffers from a great shortage of land – for homes and shops, businesses and infrastructure.   What an irony – and what a commentary about the harm that is being done by the decisions of our federal land managers.

I am also struck by the complete disconnect between the written testimony of the BLM’s director for the State of Nevada and the testimony of the locally elected representatives of the people of Clark County.  

The federal land manager boasts of the collaborative and cooperative relationship he has fostered between the federal and local governments.  He tells of his abiding interest in accommodating the prosperity of the region in his decisions.  Yet Clark County’s elected representatives tell a very different story of BLM indifference, micro-management and interference in critical land use decisions.   

In addition, we will hear testimony that BLM mismanagement is doing enormous economic harm to the region, threatening increasing unemployment, stagnating or declining wages and a deteriorating quality of life for the people of Southern Nevada.  

Congressman Hardy has often spoken of this in our Committee, but I don’t think I ever fully appreciated the extent of the problem in southern Nevada until his invitation to come here today.

The Federal Lands Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee is pursing three over-arching objectives: to restore public access to the public lands; to restore sound management of the federal lands; and to restore the federal government as a good neighbor to the communities directly impacted by the federal lands.  The written testimony today tells me we have a long ways to go.

I’m particularly concerned with testimony that the BLM gives short shrift to the economic impact caused by its decisions involving the roughly 85 percent of Nevada that it controls.  This has obviously created an artificial land shortage in one of the most expansive and undeveloped regions of our country and is damaging the economy of southern Nevada.  

I am incredulous to learn that, once Congress has provided for the use of lands for critical public safety purposes such as flood control, the BLM would directly and deliberately interfere with the operation of these facilities in the most incompetent manner conceivable.

I also want to hear more about reports that BLM is requiring homebuilders to obtain mining permits for the simple act of grading lots.  This ludicrous interpretation of BLM’s authority is significantly inflating the cost of new housing, impeding the economy, causing uncertainty in the residential sector, and pushing young families out of the new home market.

The testimony suggests that working with the BLM here has become an onerous, expensive and time-consuming process.  It also suggests an attitude at BLM that the federal bureaucracy knows the needs of local communities better than the local communities themselves.  

BLM is currently revising the Las Vegas Field Office Resource Management Plan, which guides the management of BLM lands around the city and includes BLM’s decisions regarding parcels of land that have already been leased to the County or other municipal entities and the identification of parcels for potential disposal or lease. 

Today I would urge the BLM to craft a Resource Management Plan that accommodates economic growth in the city, identifies adequate parcels for disposal or lease, and doesn’t needlessly lock up lands needed for economic development, infrastructure, housing or other community projects. 

Finally, I am interested in learning today how much of this harm is created by ideological zealots in this administration, and how much is a result of laws that Congress needs to reform.  

The committee is here today to take note and to make change, and I once again thank Congressman Hardy for his insistence that we come here to see for ourselves.

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S. 764 - GMO Food Labelling: YES

2016/07/14

S. 764 – GMO Food Labelling: YES.  Mankind has genetically modified crops and livestock since the dawn of recorded history (it’s called cross-breeding, and it gives us seedless grapes and sweeter corn).  A movement has recently emerged that contends – despite every scrap of available scientific evidence – that genetic modifications are dangerous and demands that all foods be labeled as to their genetic modifications.  State governments are now responding with intricate labeling requirements. The food industry fears this will produce a patchwork of local and state regulations that would make interstate commerce impossible. The House acted to provide a voluntary, uniform standard for those producers that wanted to market their products accordingly.  The Senate version mandates product labeling. I MUCH preferred the voluntary standard and would normally oppose the mandate.  However, in this case it would prevent a serious disruption in food markets threatened by patchwork local requirements, and as a practical matter it means a pro forma disclaimer that will educate the public that virtually every food they’ve eaten for years is in some way genetically modified.  In short: it is a bad precedent that we shouldn’t follow very far, but in this case it does more good than harm.

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House Rules, Or Rules for Radicals?

2016/07/05

House Rules, Or Rules for Radicals?
Congressman Tom McClintock
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
July 5, 2016

Mr. Speaker:

    On the afternoon of June 22nd, a large number of Democrats brought the deliberations of the House of Representatives to a standstill in one of the most disgraceful and childish breaches of decorum in the history of this institution.  In complete contempt of this House and the rule of law, they shouted down all with whom they disagreed, they blocked access to the microphones as members sought to address the chair, and they illegally occupied the Hall of the House – forcing an early adjournment and costing this House three full days of legislative deliberations.

    Abraham Lincoln said it best, “There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.”  What we saw was the mob law of Occupy Wall Street brought to the House Floor.   

    They are seeking to use the recent terrorist attacks as justification for making it harder for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves.  A strange logic, but so be it.  They certainly have a right to their opinions, a right to express those opinions on the House floor, and a right to use all of the procedures of the House to act on their opinions.  What they do not have is the right to prevent those with different views from exercising the same rights.  Yet that’s precisely what they did.  

    These Democratic members have many procedures and opportunities to bring their bills to the House for a vote.  They could have executed a discharge petition to bring their bill immediately to the floor.  They could have moved to have their bill inserted into any bill pending on the House Floor – a common motion that we routinely hear and vote upon several times a week.    

The fact is, their proposals were considered in the Senate and voted down.  Their proposals were considered in a House Committee and voted down.  Their discharge petition is pending at this desk right now, awaiting enough signatures to execute it.  

    Their only problem is that they don’t have enough votes.  Well sorry, that’s called “democracy.” The majority of their colleagues simply disagree with them – for some very good reasons.

    Their rights were honored and protected by the Republican majority under the rule of law.  Yet they denied those same rights to others by replacing the rule of law with the rule of the mob -- and they did so on the most sacred ground of our democratic republic – the Hall of the House of Representatives.

    Instead of working within the time-honored rules of the House to convince the majority to their way of thinking, they decided to tear down the rules.  This was the lawless Left on full display and I hope the American people took a long hard look at it, and understand the threat to our democratic traditions and institutions that this conduct reveals.

    In recent days, we have seen other Leftist mobs assembled under a foreign flag violently attack American citizens who were merely trying to exercise their right to peaceably assemble in support their candidate for President.  We have seen this administration attempt to criminalize political dissent, and use our government to intimidate people out of participating in our political process.  And now we have watched this lawless behavior imported onto the floor of the House of Representatives.  

    The House leadership decided not to confront this unprecedented spectacle as it unfolded, and I do not gainsay their decision here.  It was obvious the members involved were trying to provoke a physical confrontation.  

But serious damage was done that day to our orderly process of government and it cannot go unchallenged.  Doing so would establish a dangerous and corrosive precedent antithetical to everything which this institution – and our country – stands for.

    The Constitution provides that the House may sanction members for disorderly behavior, and the members responsible for the events of June 22nd and 23rd must be called to account for their actions.  If we fail to do so, we will have replaced the House Rules with “Rules for Radicals.”  

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California Water Crisis

2016/06/22

July 16, 2015 Speeches
H.R. 2898 – California Water Bill Passes House
Congressman McClintock is a co-author of H.R. 2898 (Valadao) the Western Water and American Food Security Act.  The legislation was approved by the House on July 16th, 2015.  The bill next goes to the Senate.  Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks in support of H.R.

July 8, 2015 Press Release
California Water Bill - HR 2898
Droughts are nature’s fault.  They happen.  But water shortages are OUR fault.  Water shortages are a deliberate choice we made nearly 40 years ago when we stopped building new dams.  We have not added a single major reservoir in California since 1979; meanwhile the population of our state has nearly doubled.

May 1, 2015 Press Release
House of Representatives Adopts McClintock Amendment to Stop Federal Agencies from Purchasing Scarce California Water for Fish
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today adopted an amendment by Congressman Tom McClintock to forbid federal agencies from buying up scarce water during California’s catastrophic drought in order to release it into rivers to meet environmental requirements.  The amendment was subsequently adopted today as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Act.

April 22, 2015 Speeches
Save Our Water
California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years.

March 26, 2015 Press Release
Congressman McClintock Introduces H.R. 1668 the Save Our Water Act

March 26, 2015 Press Release
State Water Resources Control Board Letter
Congressman McClintock and Congressman Jeff Denham authored the attached letter to the State Water Resources Control Board.  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.  

March 20, 2015 Press Release
McClintock Opposes Flows From New Melones - Letter to Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner

March 13, 2015 Press Release
Representatives McClintock and Denham Call on Federal Regulators to Take Immediate Action to Save Reservoir Water this Summer

March 10, 2015.
Letter from Congressman McClintock to President Barak Obama on convening the Endangered Species Committee (ESC).  Once convened, the ESC would have the authority to suspend or modify mandates, providing water managers with the necessary authority to prioritize California's water supply.   Click to read letter.

December 3, 2014
The California Emergency Drought Relief Act (HR 5781)
House Floor Debate Remarks in Support
Congressman Tom McClintock California’s regulatory drought was causing enormous economic damage and human hardship long before the historic natural drought that has now stricken the state; and through all of those years the House has passed legislation, repeatedly, to address it...more

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The Economy

2016/06/20

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The Enemy Among Us

2016/06/17

The Enemy Among Us
Congressman Tom McClintock
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
June 16, 2016

Mr. Speaker:

The terrorist attack on Orlando should bring into sharp focus the growing threat our nation faces from Islamic terrorism.  Although Islam is a religion, it is often accompanied by a poisonous political ideology that is antithetical to everything our country stands for.  That ideology now poses a direct threat to the liberty and safety of our people, and we have every right to defend ourselves against it.

    We knew for years that the terrorist’s father was broadcasting pro-Taliban and anti-American rhetoric aimed principally at a large and growing Afghan Islamic population within the United States.  We knew that the terrorist himself had travelled repeatedly to Saudi Arabia under mysterious circumstances; that he associated with known terrorists and Islamic radicals in the United States; and that he had expressed the most virulent anti-American views.  And we took no action because there are far more instances of such threats than we can begin to assess or address.  

    This administration has drastically increased the admission of refugees from regions where overwhelming majorities believe in imposing Sharia Law.  Those who are fleeing Islamist ideology should be welcome in this country at assimilable levels; but those who are coming here to impose it are a direct threat to our Constitution and have no business being admitted to our shores.  Yet this administration sees no difference between the two.   

    Earlier this year, when Governor Rick Scott of Florida, acting on behalf of law enforcement, requested information on the Islamic immigrants being inserted into his state, he was refused that vital public safety information.

    While seeking to radically increase the number of Islamists being admitted to this country, this administration has failed not only to enforce our immigration laws but it has actively undermined those laws.  As a direct result of these deliberate government policies, we are enduring Islamist attacks within our borders that will continue to increase in both frequency and severity.  

    These policies have encouraged a large and growing fifth column that is violently hostile to our country, and it has become deeply imbedded within our communities.  San Bernardino and Orlando were just the first bloody foretaste of what is to come until and unless these policies are stopped and reversed.

    Last year, the House passed the SAFE Act – an acronym for “Safety Against Foreign Enemies.”  It was the first, tentative step toward properly screening refugees from hotbeds of Islamic extremism.  It merely required affirmative verification of a refugee’s lack of hostile intent if they are coming from Islamist strongholds in Iraq and Syria.  135 Democrats in this House opposed the SAFE Act, and Senate Democrats killed it in January at the behest of their President.

    The very same politicians who will not allow us even to confirm the intent of Islamists entering America are at the same time using the Orlando atrocity as an excuse to disarm loyal and law-abiding Americans.  Within hours of the attack, the Left began to use this terrorist atrocity to justify more restrictions on the rights of Americans to defend themselves.

    They would have us believe that terrorists who are bent on destroying our country by savagely killing Americans will somehow make one exception to their contempt for our nation by meticulously obeying our gun control laws.  

    The leftists tell us to leave it to the police.  Really?  In Orlando, it took more than three hours for police to secure the scene and confront the attacker, while hostages were being shot and the wounded were left to bleed to death.  Three hours.  In San Bernardino, the terrorists had already fled before police even arrived at the scene.

    The first line of defense against an armed terrorist is an armed American. Yet the Democrats seek to make it harder for Americans to arm themselves while increasing the threat posed by mass immigration from those countries where Islamist ideology is rampant.  

    Is it possible they don’t understand that there is an international arms market and that terrorists can get their hands on any kinds of weapons they want as effortlessly as teenagers can buy pot?   While the Orlando terrorist got his guns legally, he could just as easily have gotten them illegally.  That’s not the case for a law-abiding American citizen.  Law abiding citizens obey our laws.  Terrorists do not.

    The Left’s vision for our country is one in which Americans are forbidden from fighting back and must helplessly wait to be rescued while they are terrorized by Islamic extremists who should never have been in this country in the first place.  And that is going to continue until this country wakes up to the danger it faces and takes decisive action at the ballot box.

     That is ultimately the choice before us: we can either suffer increasingly violent attacks on increasingly defenseless Americans or we can chose to finally take seriously the nature of the enemy we face and finally demand leaders who will secure our borders, empower Americans to defend themselves and act forthrightly to defend our country.
  

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House Overwhelming Approves Huffman/McClintock Amendment to Halt Costly Coal Shipments to U.S. Military Bases in Germany

2016/06/16

Washington, D.C.- For the second year in a row, the House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) to strike a congressional earmark from the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill that would spend millions of dollars to ship Pennsylvania coal over 3,000 miles to American military bases in Germany. 

The “zombie” earmark, which was first included in the annual defense spending bill in 1972, requires the Department of Defense to purchase anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to heat military bases at Kaiserslautern, Germany. Until the Huffman-McClintock effort last year to bury the nearly half-century old earmark, Congress had approved the earmark every year since 1972.

“Just last year, Congress finally acted to save taxpayers millions of dollars by ridding ourselves of this zombie earmark,” said Huffman. “We proved that Republicans and Democrats can work together to cut wasteful spending while protecting the environment. But somehow this zombie provision — from the deepest days of the Cold War, and the golden era of congressional earmarks — somehow that provision was snuck back into this year's bill. It just won't die. Burning dirty coal and our taxpayer dollars to power our overseas military bases is a terrible deal for Americans. I thank all my colleagues on both sides of the aisle who did the right thing today to ensure that this wasteful earmark was buried yet again.”

“I do not support the war on coal waged by this administration and my friends on the left,” said Congressman McClintock. “I do support the war on waste, and I support this amendment based on that fiscal imperative.  We are told that our defense budget is so stretched that we must scavenge museums for aircraft parts. Yet there appears to be plenty of money to squander in a corrupt earmark that dates back to 1961.  If we don’t change the spending trajectory of this government, the Congressional Budget Office warns that in six years, interest on the national debt will exceed what we spent this year on defense.  That makes rooting out waste like this a national defense imperative.”

At its peak, the earmark mandated the government purchase more than a million tons of coal each year to power overseas defense installations. The Department of Defense purchases 5,000 to 9,000 tons of coal annually to meet the requirement in Kaiserslautern, costing taxpayers millions. According to a 1989 joint study of the Departments of Defense, State, and Commerce, mandates to use U.S. coal at defense installations in Europe cost taxpayers approximately $1.1 billion between 1962 and 1988.

The amendment was supported by the following national organizations:

Sierra Club, Earthjustice, NRDC, Taxpayers for Common Sense, National Taxpayers Union, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), R Street, Less Government, Taxpayer Protection Alliance, the Coalition to Reduce Spending, Campaign for Liberty, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Council for a Livable World, London Center for Policy Research, Project on Government Oversight, Women’s Action for New Directions, and Heritage Action.


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Green Energy Executive Orders

2016/06/16

The House of Representative today passed an amendment offered by Congressman McClintock to forbid scarce defense dollars from being spent to fund Green Energy Executive Orders.  The amendment was adopted to the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill.  The Congressman's remarks in support of the amendment are attached: 

Green Energy Executive Orders
Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock
Amendment to Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
House of Representatives, Washington D.C.
June 15, 2016

    This amendment forbids scarce defense dollars from being spent to fund two executive orders and several other provisions of law that require the military to squander billions of dollars on so-called “Green Energy.”

    The House adopted this amendment by a voice vote last year and the year before and I hope it will do so again. 

    We have been told that the defense budget is so tight that the Air Force must scavenge museums for spare aircraft parts. 
 
    Yet it seems we have plenty of defense money to indulge the “Green Energy” mandates that are imposed upon our armed forces.

    The GAO reports that these mandates have cost the Navy as much as $150 per gallon for jet fuel.  In 2012, the Navy was forced to purchase 450,000 gallons of bio-fuel for its so-called “Green Fleet at the cost of $26.60 per gallon, when conventional petroleum cost just $2.50 per gallon.

    These mandates forced the Air Force to pay $59 per gallon for 11,000 gallons of biofuel in 2012 – ten times more than regular jet fuel cost.

    It’s not just biofuels.

    Two years ago, the Pentagon was required to purchase over 1,000 Chevy Volts, at a subsidized price of $40,000 each. 
 
    As Sen. Coburn’s office pointed out, “each one of these $40,000 Chevy Volts represents the choice NOT to provide an entire infantry platoon with all new rifles, or 50,000 rounds of ammunition that cannot be used for realistic training.”

    These “green energy” mandates have required the Army and Navy to install solar arrays at various facilities.  At Naval Station Norfolk, the Navy spent $21 million to install a ten acre solar array – which will supply a grand total of two percent of the base’s electricity.

    According to the Inspector General’s office, this project will save enough money to pay for itself in just 447 years.  Too bad that solar panels only last about 25 years.

    We don’t know exactly how much these mandates waste because, as the GAO reports, “There is currently no comprehensive inventory of which federal agencies are implementing renewable energy related initiatives and the types of initiatives they are implementing.”  But outside estimates are as much as $10 billion for the Department of Defense last year; a figure that is expected to grow in the future.
  
    We’re told this program is necessary for flexibility.  Really?  Shouldn’t “flexibility” free us to get cheaper and more plentiful fuels – not more expensive and exotic ones? 

    We’re told that the military should do its part for the environment – as if it is possible to fight an environmentally sensitive war.  

    That, I fear, is the real reason for this wasteful spending.  It is part of an ideological agenda imposed on our military that will pointlessly consume billions of defense dollars, mainly to keep money flowing to politically well-connected “green energy” companies that can’t get anyone else to buy their products.

    We have to ask ourselves how serious we are about meeting the defense needs of our nation.

    We have constantly warned how poorly funded is our military.  The program this amendment would end is an estimated $10 billion of sheer waste – grossly inflated energy costs that come directly out of our military preparedness.

    Ten billion dollars.  Divide that by the number of families in America – it comes to about $80 per family.  It makes a mockery of claims we’ve cut the military to the bone and puts the lie to any claim that we are serious about meeting our basic defense needs without bankrupting our country.

    I remind the House once again of Admiral Mullen’s chilling warning: that in his professional military judgment, our greatest national security threat is the national debt – because before we can provide for the common defense we must be able to pay for it.  And waste like this robs us of our ability to defend our nation and maintain the treasury upon which our defense depends.

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Carrying Coal to Kaiserslautern

2016/06/16

Washington, D.C. - For the second year in a row, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) to strike a congressional earmark from the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill that would spend millions of dollars to ship Pennsylvania coal over 3,000 miles to American military bases in Germany. 

The “zombie” earmark, which was first included in the annual defense spending bill in 1972, requires the Department of Defense to purchase anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to heat military bases at Kaiserslautern, Germany. Until the Huffman-McClintock effort last year to bury the nearly half-century old earmark, Congress had approved the earmark every year since 1972.

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of the amendment:

Carrying Coal to Kaiserslautern
Huffman/McClintock Amendment to Defense Appropriations Act
Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2016


Mr. Chairman:

    I do not support the war on coal waged by this administration and my friends on the left.
  
    I DO support the war on waste, and I support this amendment based on that fiscal imperative.  

    We are told that our defense budget is so stretched that we must scavenge museums for aircraft parts.  Yet there appears to be plenty of money to squander in a corrupt earmark that dates back to 1961.


  
 

    That earmark requires that one – and only one – American Air Force base in Kaiserslautern, Germany must purchase 9,000 tons of Pennsylvania anthracite coal a year at a grossly inflated price plus the cost of transporting this overpriced coal across the Atlantic Ocean and halfway across the European continent. 

    The excuse we just heard is that we would otherwise have to buy coal from Russia.  Why in the world would we want to do that?  ONE company in Poland produces 49 million tons of coal from 23 mines – it produces more coal in an hour than this military base consumes in a year!

    The objection seems particularly ludicrous considering the fact that the NDAA authorizes HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars of rocket engines to be purchased from Russia.

    The Pentagon and successive Presidents have consistently protested this waste – but these protests have fallen on deaf ears in Congress – even while we’re told that our defense spending has been cut to the bone.
  
    If we don’t change the spending trajectory of this government, the Congressional Budget Office warns that in six years, interest on the national debt will exceed what we spent this year on defense.  That makes rooting out waste like this a national defense imperative.

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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.


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