Blogs

Apr 24, 2013

Keep Yosemite Tourist-Friendly

I rise today in strong opposition to a proposal by the National Park Service to remove long-standing tourist facilities from Yosemite National Park, including bicycle and raft rentals, snack facilities, gift shops, horseback riding, the ice rink at C...

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Tom McClintock
Feb 27, 2013

Self-Evident Water Truths

Water – particularly in California – has become such a complicated tangle of competing interests and ideological agendas that I think we have lost sight of some self-evident truths....

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Tom McClintock
Aug 13, 2012

Listen to the People of Tahoe

When I visit with community groups here – not the politicians or the professional environmentalists, but the shopkeepers and employees who actually live and work here – their singular struggle is with a stagnating economy and a staggering unemploymen...

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Tom McClintock
Jun 28, 2012

Protecting Gateway Communities: Statement on HR 3640

We have before us HR 3640, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to acquire 18 acres in Mariposa, California as the site of a new Yosemite Visitors Center and Administrative Office Complex....

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Tom McClintock
Nov 16, 2011

Safety in a Free Society

Today the House will consider HR 822, a long-overdue measure to assure that states recognize the concealed weapons permits issued by other states....

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Tom McClintock
Nov 02, 2011

Back to Basics with the Balanced Budget Amendment

The International Monetary Fund estimated that as of Halloween night, the debt of this nation surpassed its entire economy for the first time since World War II....

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Tom McClintock
May 20, 2011

Our Policy: Abundance

A generation ago, the principal objective of our federal water and power policy could be summed up in a word: Abundance. ...

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Tom McClintock
May 16, 2011

The Four Challenges to National Defense

The most fatal and consequential decision a nation can make is to go to war, and the American Founders wanted that decision made by all the representatives of the people after careful deliberation. Only when Congress has made that fateful decision d...

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Tom McClintock
Nov 13, 2010

The Great Question

Ronald Reagan often said that the past four centuries proved that Providence plainly had a purpose in placing this continent between two vast oceans, preparing it to receive what Lincoln called “the last, best hope of mankind,” the American Republic....

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Tom McClintock
Oct 25, 2010

Replacing Obamacare: A Prescription for Real Health Care Reform

In a moment of breathtaking condescension during the debate over Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it…”...

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Tom McClintock