Blogs

Aug 19, 2014

Fire: The Greatest Environmental Threat

I want to thank Senator Feinstein for hosting this year’s summit and for directing its attention to the threat of catastrophic wildfire, the greatest natural threat facing the Lake Tahoe region. It utterly destroys forests and their habitats; it mak...

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Tom McClintock
Jul 14, 2014

The Border Crisis

Wherever I go, people express a growing anger over the illegal immigration that is overwhelming our southern border....

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Tom McClintock
Jun 30, 2014

Yosemite Sesquicentennial Celebration

I want to thank all of you who have worked so long and hard to make this sesquicentennial celebration of the original Yosemite Grant Act so moving....

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Tom McClintock
Jun 14, 2014

Water Shortages are a Choice

We are gathered here to talk about water storage amidst one of the worst droughts in California’s recorded history. If we can’t make progress now on this issue, when will we?...

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Tom McClintock
Apr 23, 2014

The Aftermath of the Rim Fire

As the board feet declined, the fire destruction increased proportionally. The excess timber is either carried out or it is burned out....

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Tom McClintock
Apr 16, 2014

Placer County Tea Party

You’ve asked me to expand on remarks that I made on the House floor a few months ago outlining what I believe is the overarching question of our generation. It is a question that I believe transcends everything else we are dealing with in our countr...

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Tom McClintock
Apr 14, 2014

Will the Constitution Stand?

You’ve asked me to expand on remarks that I made on the House floor a few months ago, outlining what I believe is the overarching question of our generation. It is a question that I believe transcends everything else we are dealing with in our count...

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Tom McClintock
Jan 23, 2014

Northern California Tea Party Patriots

When I looked out at the sea of long faces at our election night gathering in 2012, I tried to find some ray of light. I told the group that through all the gloom, there were two reasons for optimism....

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Tom McClintock
Nov 13, 2013

Time is Running Out for the Sierra

This summer, the biggest fire in the history of the Sierra Nevada Mountains burned 400 square miles of forest land....

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Tom McClintock
Jul 09, 2013

Public Impact of Closing Amenities at Yosemite National Park

The NPS proposal would remove long-standing tourist facilities from Yosemite Valley, including bicycle and raft rentals, snack facilities, gift shops, horseback riding, the ice-skating rink at Curry Village, the art center, the grocery store, swimmin...

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Tom McClintock