Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock


H.R. 2576 – The TSCA Modernization Act: NO


H.R. 2576 – The TSCA Modernization Act: NO.  This is a well-intentioned bill that accomplishes the opposite of what it is designed to do.  Its purpose is to expedite and standardize the evaluation of toxic chemicals.  Instead, it grants sweeping new powers to the EPA, removes the consideration of cost when conducting a risk evaluation, removes the “least burdensome regulation required” standard from current law, dedicates an unaccountable revolving fund in the Treasury for EPA evaluations, and still allows states to adopt more stringent standards.

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H.R. 805 - Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2015: NO


H.R. 805 - Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2015: NO.  The Obama Administration is attempting to transfer control of the Internet (specifically its Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions) from the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to an unaccountable international agency -- an absolutely horrible idea.  The House has rightly passed appropriation restrictions that forbid the use of federal funds to do so.

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H.R. 1314 – Trade Promotion Authority


Trade means prosperity. In any trade, both sides go away with something of greater value to themselves – or the trade wouldn’t take place. More markets for American products mean more jobs and higher wages for American workers. More products entering our economy mean more consumer choices and lower prices. Read More

Amendments Forbidding Defense Dollars From Being Spent on Coal Earmark and Green Energy Mandates Adopted


Washington, D.C.  – An amendment authored by Congressman McClintock and a bi-partisan amendment co-authored with Congressman Jared Huffman have been adopted by the House of Representatives to H.R. 2685 - FY16 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. 

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HR 2577 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriation: No.


HR 2577 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriation: No.  Although this appropriation fits within the overall architecture of the budget, it is so stuffed with wasteful spending that I cannot vote for it.  Federal interstate highways, railways, airways and harbors that link the nation together are vital and legitimate federal responsibilities that should be – and once were – paid by the users of these facilities.

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"Essential Air Service" - Amendment to H.R. 2577


Congressman McClintock introduced an amendment to H.R. 2577 - FY16 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Act to eliminate funding for the "Essential Air Service" program. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 166 to 255.

Congressman McClintock's House floor remarks introducing the amendment:

Amendment to H.R. 2577
Essential Air Service
June 3, 2015

Mr. Chairman:

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State Regulation of Marijuana - Amendment to H.R. 2578


Congressman McClintock offered an amendment on the state regulation of marijuana to H.R. 2578 - FY16 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act.  The amendment was defeated by a vote of 206 - 222.

Congressman's McClintock's House floor remarks introducing the amendment:

Amendment to H.R. 2578
State Regulation of Marijuana
June 3, 2015

Mr. Chairman:

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Message for Iranian Resistance Convention


Message for Iranian Resistance Convention
June, 2015


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Eliminating Global Marketing Activities of the International Trade Administration - Amendment to H.R. 2578


This amendment enacts a CBO option to cut $312 million for global market activities of the International Trade Administration. What does ITA do, exactly? Read More

HR 979 - Honoring Marine Staff Sergeant Sky Mote


H.R. 979, a bill to honor Marine SSgt Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 10, 2012, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today.  The legislation, introduced by Congressman McClintock, designates a mountain peak in the John Muir Wilderness, under which the Mote family gathered to camp every year, as “Sky Point.”  Every member of the California congressional delegation is a co-sponsor of the bill.  

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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


Paul Cook


Jeff Denham


David Valadao


Devin Nunes


Kevin McCarthy


Steve Knight


Ed Royce


Ken Calvert


Mimi Walters


Dana Rohrabacher


Darrell Issa


Duncan Hunter


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