Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock

CALIFORNIA's 4th DISTRICT

Time to Take Default Off the Table

2015/03/04

Published March 4, 2015 in The Hill newspaper. The United States now staggers under $18 trillion of debt, including nearly $7 ½ trillion run up by this administration. The interest on that debt is the fastest growing component of the federal budget. The debt limit is how our government regulates how much it borrows and assures that elected officials are accountable for that borrowing. As the national equivalent of a credit card limit, the Treasury can borrow no more than authorized by Congress. When it becomes necessary to adjust... Read More

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Funding

2015/03/03

3/3/15 HR 240 - Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240: No.  This motion bypassed the conference process and sent the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to the President without ANY provision forbidding him from funding his unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty orders.  I believe that short-term funding of DHS to avert a shutdown while the two houses resolve their differences over the amnesty orders was the best course to take.

 

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Temporary Funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2015/02/27

Vote Notes for Friday, February 27th Floor Actions on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding. (A different version of the bill was brought back for a vote on March 3, 2015. Congressman McClintock voted NO on that version of the bill). 2/27/15: Motion to go to Conference on HR 240: Yes. 2/27/15: H.J. Res 35 – Temporary Funding for the Department of Homeland Security: Yes. On January 14th, the House voted to adopt HR 240 to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security while forbidding the President from using those funds for his illegal amnesty order... Read More

Keystone Pipeline Veto

2015/02/25

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor regarding the President's veto of the Keystone Pipeline:

Mr. Speaker:

    For more than six years, the President has called for taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects.  In the first year of his administration, he squandered nearly a trillion dollars on so-called shovel ready projects that he later joked weren’t shovel ready at all. 

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Rep. McClintock Introduces Legislation to Honor Fallen Marine Sky Mote

2015/02/13

Rep. Tom McClintock, CA-04, today introduced H.R. 979, a bill to honor Marine SSgt Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 10, 2012.  The legislation will designate 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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HR 636 - America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act: YES

2015/02/13

2/13/15 HR 636 - America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act: YES. Makes permanent a variety of small business tax deductions involving equipment and property purchases. In recent years, these provisions have to be renewed in “Tax Extender” bills, creating enormous uncertainty... Read More

Statement regarding the President’s request for an “Authorization for Use of Military Force”

2015/02/11

When we send our soldiers into harm’s way, we have a solemn obligation to back them with the full might and resources our country can muster and to give them the widest possible latitude for action. MacArthur was right, “In war, there is no substitute for victory.” The President proposes something very different: war by half measure, war on the cheap, war with no clear objective other than to pull out in three years. I will not vote for the authorization as the President proposes. Read More

The Economy

2015/02/09

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Preserving Yosemite for the Public

2015/02/08

The Merced River Plan would define how the Park Service will manage the Merced River in Yosemite under its Wild and Scenic designation. 

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Default Prevention Act (H.R.692)

2015/02/03

Washington, D.C. - Congressman McClintock (CA-04) has introduced H.R. 692 (The Default Prevention Act).  The legislation guarantees the sovereign debt of the United States Government will be paid in full and on time, under any circumstances -- even total political gridlock.  The legislation was introduced with 43 co-sponsors.

If the debt limit is reached, under H.R. 692, the Treasury Secretary may continue to borrow above the limit for the sole purpose of paying principal and interest due on the debt, thereby guaranteeing the debt of the United States is honored.  

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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.


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Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

Paul Cook

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Jeff Denham

CALIFORNIA's 10th DISTRICT

David Valadao

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Devin Nunes

CALIFORNIA's 22nd DISTRICT

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

Steve Knight

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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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