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  • On the Impeachment of John Koskinen as IRS Commissioner

    12/11/2016 6:57:06 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    McClintock House of Representatives ^ | 12/6/2016 | Rep Tom McClintockw, Congress CA 4th District
    Vote Notes on Legislation On the Impeachment of John Koskinen as IRS Commissioner: On the motion to lay on the table: NO. On the motion to refer to committee: YES. On December 6, Congressman Jim Jordan moved to impeach John Koskinen as IRS commissioner for actions related to the IRS harassment of taxpayer groups based on their political beliefs. Although Koskinen did not order the harassment, there is considerable evidence that he willfully obstructed a lawful Congressional investigation of the matter and that he lied to Congress. If proven, either of these actions constitutes an impeachable offense. Nancy Pelosi moved...
  • Congressman Tom McClintock Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/14/2016 2:26:38 PM PST · by Sun · 110 replies ^ | January 14, 2016 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, Congressman Tom McClintock of California endorsed Ted Cruz for President. McClintock has spent his time in Congress fighting for conservative principles like working to limit the size of the federal government, reign in Obama’s lawlessness, repealing Obamacare and protecting the Constitution. “This election is too important to leave to chance,” said Rep. McClintock. “Ted Cruz is the only top tier candidate we can be absolutely certain will govern conservatively and constitutionally; who will stand his ground no matter what the pressure and articulate our positions boldly and convincingly to the American people. (snip)" “Tom is an...
  • Maureen O'Hara dies at age 95

    10/24/2015 11:38:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 118 replies
    Fox News TV ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | Unknown
    Maureen O'Hara died in her sleep at her home in Ireland today. She was 95 years old
  • Maureen O'Hara has Passed at 95

    10/24/2015 10:27:26 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 93 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/15 | Lucy Clark-Billings
    The actor Maureen OHara, famed for her flaming red hair and her role in The Quiet Man, has died aged 95. Her family confirmed in a statement that the Irish-American film actress and singer passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday. It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen OHara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes, a statement from the Fitzsimons family read.
  • Sen. Cruz Praises House for Passing the Default Prevention Act (National Debt)

    10/22/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | October 21, 2015
    We cannot continue to cripple future generations WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the passage of Rep. Tom McClintock’s (R-Calif.) Default Prevention Act in the House of Representatives:“First and foremost, Congress must enact critical reforms to restore fiscal sanity for our nation and reverse the continued upward trajectory of our spending. We cannot continue to cripple future generations. The House took a significant step today in that regard and passed the Default Prevention Act, which ensures that our nation’s debt will be paid in full and on time. “This legislation allows the United...
  • Tom McClintock Resigns from House Freedom Caucus

    09/28/2015 5:05:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 115 replies
    Rep. McClintock ^ | 9/16/15 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    September 16, 2015 Congressman Jim Jordan Chairman, House Freedom Caucus 1524 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 HAND DELIVERED Dear Jim: When the House Freedom Caucus formed in January, I fervently hoped that it would provide responsible and effective leadership to advance conservative principles in the House of Representatives. I know that every member of the HFC sincerely supports these principles, but as I have expressed on many occasions during our meetings, I believe the tactics the HFC has employed have repeatedly undermined the Houses ability to advance them. Allow me to review a few examples. On February 27th,...
  • McClintock: Illegal Immigration Has Had Huge Impact on CA Politics

    Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) argued that illegal immigration has had a huge impact on the politics and economics of California and wears at the very foundation of our country on Fridays Laura Ingraham Show. McClintock agreed completely that massive illegal immigration was good for Democrats, adding if you look at Californias demographics, we have had a net domestic outmigration of nearly three and a half millionthe entire loss of that three and a half million, plus what population gains this state has had has been entirely babies and foreign immigration, much of that illegal, and that has had a huge...
  • Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock

    05/02/2014 9:17:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/14 | Seema Mehta
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican. Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the past, the two with 60 years in elected office between them would have coasted to reelection, the field cleared by their longevity, stature and party blessing. Not anymore. The party primary is gone in California, except for presidential contests, and with it the parties' ability to protect their stalwarts. Today, Honda and McClintock find their jobs threatened by younger challengers in...
  • Congressional hopeful defined by freedom

    11/06/2013 1:52:57 PM PST · by go_tom · 1 replies
    CalWatchdog ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | Katy Grimes
    SACRAMENTO Having faith in freedom, Igor Birman is hoping voters hire him for Congress. Im here on a job interview asking you to hire me, Birman tells voters he meets. Birman, a Russian Jewish Immigrant and Republican, announced in September he is running for Congress against Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from Congressional District 7. At 32, Birman has a unique ability to reach young and ethnic voters who historically have been wooed by Democrats. At a Sacramento coffee shop, he sat down to talk to me. I was defined by freedom, Birman said when we met this week....
  • Rep. McClintock (R-CA) breaks down the debt crisis

    10/15/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    human events ^ | october 15, 2013
    Mr. Speaker: The debt limit exists for a simple reason: to assure that public debt isnt recklessly piled up without Congress periodically acknowledging it and addressing the spending patterns that are causing it. If a debt limit increase is supposed to be automatic, as the President suggests, there really is no purpose to it. A new dimension has now appeared in this discussion. Unlike every one of his predecessors, this President has vowed that unless Congress unconditionally raises the debt limit, the United States will default on its sovereign debt. But a failure to raise the debt limit would not...
  • Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' if GOP Caves on Debt Ceiling

    10/15/2013 10:34:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies ^ | 15 October 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    On the House floor on Monday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) argued that President Barack Obamas activities during the government shutdown over Obamacare are a sign to him that Obama would act nefariously to attack the full faith and credit of the United States of America by taking the country into a default in a debt ceiling crisis if the president does not get everything he wants in negotiations. Given the ruthless and vindictive way the shutdown has been handled, I now believe that this president would willfully act to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States unless...
  • Why We Need the Full Faith and Credit Act

    10/03/2013 4:18:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-9-13 | Jhhn Avlon
    The debt ceiling should really be renamed the default ceiling. This catastrophic game of chicken cost the U.S. our AAA credit rating and $19 billion when it was last employed in the summer of 2011 by House radicals who pretended their intransigence was a stand for fiscal responsibility. Now the default ceiling is looming again, promising yet another showdown between President Obama and House Republicans. But even Speaker John Boehner realizes that the 50 or so radicals on the far right of his own partythe Bachmann, Broun, Gohmert and King creware the greatest impediment to responsible self-government right now. Thats...
  • More Republicans Poised to Run Against Freshman Ami Bera

    08/23/2013 1:50:29 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/23/2013 | Emily Cahn
    The Republican field in Californias competitive 7th District is poised to grow after Labor Day, with two prospective candidates planning to make announcements about the race. Former Rep. Doug Ose, a Republican who represented a large portion of the redrawn 7th District from 1999 until 2005, is expected to make an announcement on his plans for the race after Labor Day, according to a source close to Oses campaign. The source would not confirm whether Ose plans to run, but other operatives in the Golden State say Ose is likely to enter the race. Another Republican, Igor Birman, who currently...
  • Request for 90 day extension of comment period

    06/18/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | 6.18.2013 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Re: Request for 90 day extension of comment period Dear Director Ashe: We write regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services proposal to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species. We request you extend the comment period by no less than 90 days to ensure that public input is maximized and the effects of this proposal are fully understood. These listings and the associated critical habitat will...
  • America Still The Shining City On A Hill: GOP Must Not Abandon Its Principles

    12/13/2012 4:22:30 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Igor Birman
    What possibly could inspire someone to leave behind the comfort and familiarity of home and the warmth of friends and relatives to seek the unknown alone in a foreign land? Its a question Republicans should ask as a panicked posse presses us to leave behind our principles in order to appeal to the growing immigrant vote. Heres a hint: The motivation is not a longing for big government. I arrived in the United States as a refugee from Russia in 1994 with my family, a few bags and a dream of life in liberty. After Russian police had torn apart...
  • Common Sense After a Close Election

    11/20/2012 3:08:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Tom McClintock ^ | Rep Tom McClintock - CA4
    I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting and standing by me in this crucial election. I am glad to report that we were victorious on Election night by securing over 61 percent of the vote in my new district. Yet, with the election a few weeks behind us, we are now facing a serious challenge in front of us as we try to make some sense out of the disappointing presidential election outcome. One of the lessons that we should take from this experience is that capitulation on our values and principles...
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • Essential Air Service House Chamber, Washington, D.C.

    06/27/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock
    Congressman Tom McClintock ^ | June 26, 2012 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    Mr. Chairman: If the House is to live up to the promises the Republican majority made to the American people to bring spending under control, some tough choices are going to have to be made. But this amendment isnt one of them. This is about the easiest choice the House could possibly make: to put an end to the so-called Essential Air Service that lavishly subsidizes some of the least essential air services in the country. This program shells out nearly $200 million a year including $114 million of direct taxpayer subsidies to support empty and near-empty flights...
  • Essential Air Service House Chamber, Washington, D.C.

    06/27/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 3 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock ^ | June 26, 2012 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    Mr. Chairman: If the House is to live up to the promises the Republican majority made to the American people to bring spending under control, some tough choices are going to have to be made. But this amendment isnt one of them. This is about the easiest choice the House could possibly make: to put an end to the so-called Essential Air Service that lavishly subsidizes some of the least essential air services in the country. This program shells out nearly $200 million a year including $114 million of direct taxpayer subsidies to support empty and near-empty flights...
  • Subsidizing Failure

    06/07/2012 11:46:04 AM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 4 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | June 1,2012 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    Subsidizing Failure House Chamber, Washington, D.C. June 1, 2012 Mr. Chairman: This amendment saves nearly one and a half billion dollars by ending the failed Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. If were serious about an all of the above energy policy weve got to stop using taxpayer money to pick winners and losers based on their political connections, and instead require every energy company to compete on its own merits as decided by the customers it attracts by offering better products at lower cost. For too long we have suffered from the conceit that politicians can make better energy...