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6/29/11  Congressman Tom McClintock update

House Debate on Libya

"The President is now on notice that he is in direct defiance of Congress." -- Congressman Tom McClintock

On June 24th the Congress debated the role of the United States in Libya. During the debate Congressman McClintock made the following remarks about HR 2278:

"This bill purports to cut off funding for combat in Libya. In doing so, it simply forbids what the Constitution already forbids: the waging of war without explicit congressional authorization.

"But then it specifically grants to the President what up until now he has completely lacked:

"Congressional authority to engage in every conceivable belligerent act short of actually pulling the trigger..." Click HERE to read debate remarks or click below to watch.

Click above to watch remarks.

During a debate on June 3rd about Libya Congressman McClintock noted that if the President felt there was justification to attack Libya, he was constitutionally required to make his case to Congress and get its authorization. The President did not. Congressman McClintock's debate remarks:

"Lets be clear: without prior Congressional authorization, under the War Powers Act, the President may only commit armed forces to hostilities for sixty days if there is a direct attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces.

"There was none, so there is no sixty day clock and the President's unprovoked attack on Libya from Day One constituted an illegal and unconstitutional act of the highest significance." Click HERE to read debate remarks or click below to watch.

Click above to watch remarks.

Memorial Day


Congressman McClintock attended Memorial Day observance ceremonies in Auburn and Grass Valley.
In Auburn he spoke at the Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony at New Auburn Cemetery. In Grass Valley he made remarks at the American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony at Grass Valley Memorial Park.

American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony (left) and Gold, Silver & Blue Star Celebration and Dedication (right).

On May 28th Congressman McClintock attended the Gold, Silver & Blue Star Celebration and Dedication at the Fair Oaks Cemetery District. The event was organized to celebrate the lives of the men and women who served to protect the rights and freedoms of Americans.

Town Hall Meetings



Congressman McClintock hosted town hall meetings recently in Georgetown and Placerville.

Placerville town hall meeting, May 17th.

Georgetown town hall meeting, June 9th.

Art Competition Winner Honored




Congressman Tom McClintock honored students and teachers who took part in the Congressional Art Competition -- An Artistic Discovery -- at a reception in Placerville on June 9th. The competition was open to all high school students within California's Fourth Congressional District.

Congressman McClintock presented the first place award to Alana Mosca of South Tahoe High School for her winning entry, "Barefoot Beauty."

Alana Mosca's winning entry, "Barefoot Beauty."


Alana's winning piece is a photograph of footprints in the sand with waves slowly crashing onshore. The artwork will be sent to Washington, D.C. where it will be displayed with other winning entries from across the country in the Cannon Tunnel -- the major walkway connecting the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol.

Congressman McClintock presents first place award
to Alana Mosca.

Judging took place at PlacerArts in Auburn under the direction of Angela Tahti. The judges for the 2011 Competition were: Claudia Draper, El Dorado County Arts Council; Elgin Cannon, Lassen County Arts Council; B.J. Jordan, Sierra County Arts Council and Judy Nielsen, Nevada County Arts Council.

The El Dorado Arts Council hosted the reception, under the direction of Deb Jensen and Susan Keale.


House Water and Power Subcommittee




Congressman McClintock is Chairman of the House Water and Power Subcommittee. Recent committee hearings have included an examination of efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose cost-prohibitive mandates on one of the largest sources of hydroelectricity in the west the Navajo Generating Station.

Excerpt from Chairman McClintock's opening statement:

"Since 1975, the Navajo Generating Station has produced 2,250 megawatts of inexpensive electricity more than produced by the Hoover Dam. It employs 545 workers 80 percent of whom are members of the Navajo Nation and Hopi Indian Tribe..." read more HERE.

Meetings, Speeches and Events

* On May 18th in El Dorado County Congressman McClintock spoke at a joint dinner meeting of the Forest Forum and Associated California Loggers. The meeting was held at the Three Forks Grange Hall in Somerset. Congressman McClintock discussed access to, and management of, public forest land.

* In Grass Valley on May 20th the Congressman spoke at the Nevada County Friends of the NRA Dinner.

* On June 4th Congressman McClintock spoke at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference held in Washington, D.C.

* On June 9, he attended a ceremony in Sacramento to honor disabled members of the armed services and veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is funding sports and recreation activities for injured veterans and disabled military in Northern California, allowing wounded warriors more access to sporting and recreational opportunities that aid in their physical rehabilitation.

* In Folsom on June 10th Congressman McClintock spoke at the Gold Country Friends of NRA Dinner.

* On June 13th in Washington, D.C Congressman McClintock met with students from Roseville's Olympus Junior High School. On June 14th he met with students from Grass Valley's Magnolia Intermediate School and on June 15th the Congressman met with students from Granite Bay's Cavitt Junior High School.

Congressman McClintock with students from Roseville's Olympus Junior High School, Capitol steps, Washington, D.C. June 13th.

* On June 15th Congressman McClintock was presented with the Club for Growth's "Defender of Economic Freedom" Award.




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Debt Limit

Congressman McClintock discussed the debt limit of the United States in a recent television interview.
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