Skip to comments.McClintock eyes seat on House Budget Committee
Posted on 11/11/2010 5:06:30 PM PST by SmithL
Republican Rep. Tom McClintock will make personal history in January when Republicans take control of the U.S. House.
In his 25th year of elected office in Sacramento and Washington, it will mark the first time that McClintock will be part of the majority.
As the new Congress prepares to organize, McClintock, who won his second term on Nov. 2, is eying a seat on the House Budget Committee.
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I certainly hope he makes it.
McClintock would be an excellent choice. He’s probably the most honest and intelligent politician in CA.
The right conservative for the job.
“Swartzeneggar is our only hope! You McClintock purists will be the ruin of the GOP!”
He should be chairman not just have a seat on the committee!
He’s my congressman!
Tom is mine as well (Rocklin).
If I had a dime for every time the trolls attacked me with that line in 2003...
He seems to have expertise in the area of government budgets. A good choice.
In the wake of a historic election that thrust Republicans into the majority in the House of Representatives and brought them to the brink of a Senate Majority, Congressional Republicans now find themselves in key leadership posts that once belonged to their Democratic counterparts. One prime example is Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) who in January will be installed as the Chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, replacing outgoing chairman Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.).
Ryan’s national prominence
Ryan, 40, one of the youngest members in Congress, will already be entering his seventh term representing Racine County. A grizzled veteran by most standards, Ryan has gained national prominence over the past few years as a rising star in the Republican party for his staunch fiscal conservatism and strong belief in Reaganomics, which focuses primarily on the tenants of limited government and free markets.
Currently the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, which is the highest position that a member of the minority party can have, Ryan is immensely popular on both sides of the aisle. Cruising to a landslide victory on Nov. 2 with nearly 70% of the vote, Ryan has been described as an affable, good-natured policy wonk who can appeal to members of both parties. It is with this broad appeal in mind that has led to speculation that Ryan might be a frontrunner as a 2012 vice-presidential candidate and, ultimately, a presidential candidate in the not too distant future.
Tom should be in contention for Majority Leader!!!
Thanks for the ping!
> “He should be chairman not just have a seat on the committee!”
Unfortunately the chair automatically goes to the senior member.
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