Blogs

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
Jun 13, 2013

“Some Live and Some Die”

As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius could have modified those regulations to conform to the judgment of the doctors. ...

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Tom McClintock
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