July E-News

House Rules or Rules for Radicals?

The Congressman delivered the following remarks in July on the House floor:

House Rules or Rules for Radicals?
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
July 5, 2016

Mr. Speaker:

On the afternoon of June 22nd, a large number of Democrats brought the deliberations of the House of Representatives to a standstill in one of the most disgraceful and childish breaches of decorum in the history of this institution. In complete contempt of this House and the rule of law, they shouted down all with whom they disagreed, they blocked access to the microphones as members sought to address the chair, and they illegally occupied the Hall of the House – forcing an early adjournment and costing this House three full days of legislative deliberations.

Abraham Lincoln said it best, “There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.” What we saw was the mob law of Occupy Wall Street brought to the House Floor.   

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"Instead of working within the time-honored rules of the House to convince the majority to their way of thinking, they decided to tear down the rules..."

Hearing on Federal Land Management

The House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight field hearing in Nevada in July to hear testimony from local community representatives in regard to actions taken by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

Congressman McClintock is the Chairman of the Federal Lands Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee. In his opening statement Congressman McClintock discussed three over-arching objectives - to restore public access to the public lands; to restore sound management of the federal lands; and to restore the federal government as a good neighbor to the communities directly impacted by the federal lands:

I want to thank Chairman Bishop and Congressman Hardy for holding this hearing today and to thank both of them for their leadership in the House on behalf of so many communities throughout the West that are affected by federal land ownership.

As I flew in today I couldn’t help but notice how vast are the empty and unutilized lands of Nevada, stretching as far as the horizon.  And then I reflected on the testimonies of our witnesses today, who tell of how the region’s economy suffers from a great shortage of land – for homes and shops, businesses and infrastructure. What an irony – and what a commentary about the harm that is being done by the decisions of our federal land managers.

I am also struck by the complete disconnect between the written testimony of the BLM’s director for the State of Nevada and the testimony of the locally elected representatives of the people of Clark County.

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 Natural Resources Committee

District Events

On July 3rd Congressman McClintock met with firefighters battling the Trailhead Fire. The Congressman thanked the firefighters for their efforts in containing the blaze and protecting the communities of Foresthill, Todd Valley and Georgetown.  

 
Lincoln Town Hall Meeting

The Congressman held a town hall meeting in Lincoln on July 28th. The meeting was held at the McBean Pavilion.

On July 29th Congressman McClintock spoke to members of the Granite Bay Rotary Club. The meeting was held at the Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Roseville.


 
 

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