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  • Tom McClintock in Committee Hearing McClintock and the PPP (4/3/2021) - On Tuesday (March 30, 2021), President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act into law. This bill extends the small business lending program by two months, through May 31. The Paycheck ...
  • Tom McClintock (R - Elk Grove) Tom McClintock’s Votes (3/15/2021) - Tom McClintock continues to pursue a radical agenda that runs counter to the interests of his constituents. CD-4 deserves a representative that will help all our residents and not just his wealthy donors.
  • McClintock Disunity Campaign (2/7/2021) - Tell Tom McClintock it’s time for him to be honest with us. Please sign our petition asking Tom McClintock to acknowledge that we just had a free and fair election, that there was no material evidence of fraud, and that we should no longer question the integrity of the election.
  • The Seditious Tom McClintock (12/14/2020) - We are a Nation of laws, a Nation whose people have taken pride for most of its history in the firm belief that no person is above the law. We’ve ...
  • The World We Want (11/1/2020) - What do we want from those we choose to represent us in the federal government? Why do we select one person over another? What should we expect from the person we elect? Those are the questions we are asking right now.
  • Tom’s Tired, Flawed Positions (10/28/2020) - Tom McClintock’s pinned Tweet since early August has been about Social Security and Medicare. He knows how important these programs are to his constituents But once again, he refuses to take the action needed to protect the people he was elected to serve.
  • The Lies that Do Us Harm (10/18/2020) - Tom McClintock and Brynne Kennedy debated for the first and only time this week, and McClintock was his usual perfidious self. One claim during his opening statement stuck out, not only for the brazenness of the lie, but also for its importance.
  • Tom’s Wasted Years (10/11/2020) - Tom McClintock has been receiving a generous salary, health care and plenty of other benefits – funded by our taxes – for nearly twelve years. In exchange he was supposed ...
  • Masks Matter (10/4/2020) - This week we are watching in real time as the inevitable result of science-denial plays out in the Republican party. And we saw Tom McClintock’s response, leaning into the fallacy that Donald Trump has some special ability to defeat science and medicine, and ignoring all that we’ve learned about the coronavirus this year.
  • Tom’s Embrace of Death Panels (9/27/2020) - Tom McClintock, like most of the GOP, would end the Affordable Care Act if he could... Once again, Tom has failed his constituents on a critical issue.
  • Today, We Mourn (9/20/2020) - Today, we mourn the death of the 107th Justice of the United States Supreme Court — the second woman ever confirmed to that Court — the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ...
  • Tom’s Perpetual Failure (9/13/2020) - Tom McClintock has been a politician for nearly forty years. He’s done little else in his life. For almost twelve of those years, he’s represented California’s 4th District – a ...
  • Tom McClintock maskless around Forst Service and CalFire employees Tom’s Lockdown Lie (9/6/2020) - Tom McClintock appeared on KAHI Radio this week and leaned even more heavily into his claim that COVID-19 lockdowns are costing more lives than they are saving. He pointed to Sweden and the Netherlands as examples of countries that have suppressed COVID-19 without lockdowns. But once again, Tom McClintock’s claims fall apart when you dig a little deeper.
  • The Big Lie (8/30/2020) - Tom McClintock likes to pretend that he cares about the Constitution, and the laws of this country. But like the rest of the GOP, he’s just playing his part in the “law and order” lie.
  • Electrical line towers Tom’s Catering to His Donors, Again (8/23/2020) - Tom McClintock decided to use the rolling blackouts that again deprived many of his constituents of power as an opportunity to cater to the wishes of his regular campaign contributors like PG&E. Instead of acknowledging the true cause of the problems, he trotted out his regular scapegoat, “green energy” mandates.
  • Image of Trust fund ratios Ignoring the Important Things (8/16/2020) - This week President Trump told us in no uncertain terms that he will destroy the Social Security and Medicare Trust Fund if we let him.
  • Chart of COVID deaths The True Toll of COVID-19 (8/9/2020) - Tom McClintock is in full campaign mode, appearing on NewsMax and radio programs, and speaking out on Twitter about the things that matter to him. The lives and health of his constituents isn’t important enough to merit a mention.
  • Half Dome, McClintock and Robert E Lee It’s wasn’t half-dome (8/4/2020) - Tom McClintock voted to support one of these monuments. Hint: It wasn't Half Dome.
  • Table of COVID Infections Where Is Tom When We Need Him? (7/26/2020) - Tom McClintock is nowhere to be seen on the issues that really matter right now.
  • Students in normal school setting Kids Are Not Political Pawns (7/19/2020) - Tom McClintock decided to wade into the debate over school openings, and revealed once again how toxic and dangerous his politics are.
  • Chart of corona virus cases Look, A Squirrel! (7/12/2020) - The single most important challenge to this country right now is suppressing COVID-19. The USA has lost at least 136,000 people to COVID – and that number is almost certainly ...
  • US Troops in Afghanistan The Silence Is Deafening (7/5/2020) - Tom McClintock, again, stayed silent when we need him to speak out against a president who has betrayed the people he swore to serve.
  • Chart comparing mask vs no-mask infection rates CA-04’s Ridiculous Representative (6/28/2020) - Tom McClintock has become that ridiculous cult member, following the lead of a President who’s behavior has become self-destructive.
  • COVID-19 Outbreak COVID-19 cases spike in Placer County (6/26/2020) - The re-opening of Placer County is not going well. As of June 25, Placer County reports 579 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Almost half have occurred in the last 14 days.
  • Cheif Justice John Roberts Tom’s Pretending to Care About the Rule of Law, Again (6/21/2020) - Tom McClintock likes to pretend that he cares about the rule of law. This week he tweeted his criticism of the Supreme Court’s decision concluding that the President did not ...
  • Image of Pilot in COVID Mask The Broken Politics of Tom McClintock (6/14/2020) - Tom McClintock thumbs his nose at the science that gives us the easiest path to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
  • McClintock Divides Us Tom McClintock Is Working Hard to Divide Us (6/7/2020) - Tom McClintock decided to speak up this week about the horrific murder of George Floyd. He gave Mr. Floyd’s memory a couple of sentences in his press release, acknowledging — ...
  • MLK Quote The Silence from Tom McClintock Is Deafening (5/31/2020) - We look to our political leaders for guidance and hope in times of trouble. We ask them to represent us in the U.S. government, and to fight for what is right, and good. We expect them to speak up when an injustice demands a response. And so Tom McClintock's silence right now is deafening.
  • Capitol Dome Tom’s Twisting the Constitution, Again (5/24/2020) - Tom McClintock long has claimed to care about our Constitution. He trots it out when it suits him, to insist that he's just trying to protect our constitutional rights. But as is his wont, Tom twists the Constitution to serve his political goals.
  • Bad politicians The Untold Story of American Non-voters (5/18/2020) - Getting every eligible voter to cast a ballot will be key to removing a representative who works against his constituents.
  • Black and white photo of American Flag The GOP Has Failed Its Most Critical Test (5/10/2020) - Tom McClintock is, if nothing else, consistent. He consistently supports the GOP's agenda and its political leaders, no matter how destructive or negligent they are.
  • US Constitution Doubling Down on the Death Cult (5/3/2020) - McClintock bemoans the restrictions enacted as a life-saving measure across the country. He insists it's time to open up. He's just doubling down on the death cult taking over the right.
  • Corona patient in NY COVID-19 Exposes the Flaws in our Fragmented Health Care System (4/26/2020) - It also has exposed many of the flaws in the policies Tom McClintock has embraced for his entire political career. The country's fragmented and uneven health care system, which Republicans stubbornly refuse to fix, is at the top of the list.
  • Washington Drive-thru COVID testing Tom McClintock Fully Embraces the Death Cult (4/19/2020) - He'd rather condemn people to death than adopt policies at a federal level that might expose how badly the Trump administration has bungled its response to COVID-19.
  • Tom McClintock COVID-19 Has Exposed the Lie in McClintock’s Policies (4/12/2020) - ...he ignores the proof we get with every Republican Administration that his hands-off approach to government does not work.
  • Dr Fauci Facepalm While COVID-19 Found Its Footing in the U.S., McClintock Tilted at Windmills (4/5/2020) - They're supposed to keep us safe. Their job is to keep us safe. Tom McClintock's job is to keep us safe. But like the rest of the GOP, Tom McClintock chooses to ignore the things that truly threaten us, and to rage at phantoms instead.
  • COVID-19 Outbreak Tom McClintock’s Disdain for Government Does Us Harm (3/29/2020) - A government small enough to drown in the bathtub. That’s been the GOP’s goal for decades — to shrink the government so much that it plays no role in our ...
  • Nancy Pelosi on Corona Tom McClintock’s Disdain For His Constituents (3/22/2020) - We’ve known for a while that Tom McClintock has little regard for the people he’s supposed to serve. He doesn’t worry much about the families struggling to make ends meet ...
  • Balanced Budget The Harm a Balanced Budget Would Do (3/8/2020) - Tom McClintock long has fought for an amendment to the Constitution that would require a balanced budget -- forcing the U.S. Government to reduce its spending to match its revenue every year. Sounds good in principle. But he never tells you all the harm a balanced budget would do.
  • Image of older woman Balancing the Budget on the Backs of Seniors (3/1/2020) - But once again, McClintock is nowhere to be seen when his constituents need him to fight for them
  • Chinatown bodega Taking Food From Needy Veterans (2/23/2020) - As with everything else he does, McClintock simply ignores the enormous harm his policies would do to veterans, too many of whom are forced to rely on these benefits to survive.
  • Veterans protesting This Is Not How You Support Veterans (2/16/2020) - Tom McClintock likes to claim that he supports the military and veterans. But like so many of McClintock's policies, his words and his deeds do not match.
  • McClintock Skewed Priorities Tom McClintock’s Skewed Priorities (2/9/2020) - Tom McClintock voted "No," continuing his feckless and unquestioning support of this Administration.
  • Tom McClintock Only Bad Ideas on Healthcare (1/26/2020) - Access to quality health care -- and good insurance that we can actually afford -- is a critical issue for the residents of California's 4th District and the rest of the Nation. Our GOP representatives claim that they care about this issue. But they don't act like it.
  • Image of pills Another “No” Vote From Tom (1/19/2020) - Tom McClintock's "No" vote last month on H.R. 3, Pharmaceutical Price Controls, is one of his worst. Prescription drug prices are out of control in the U.S. — with lifesaving medicine too expensive for many people to afford — and once again McClintock put the interests of rich companies ahead of the interests of his constituents.
  • Chipping Away at Our Healthcare (1/5/2020) - Tom McClintock’s views regarding the Affordable Care Act are well-known. He ignores the huge challenges people faced before the ACA — the prices that skyrocketed every year, the insurers who ...
  • Image of Have Your Say campaign The slate is set (1/1/2020) - As we enter 2020, our focus is on the March 3 California primary. The slate for CD-4 is set – and it presents a real opportunity to Flip the Fourth. ...
  • Tom doesn't represent us Our Representative Should Represent Us (12/29/2019) - As we finish 2019, more committed than ever to effecting positive change in 2020, we're thinking about the reasons we are fighting for change. For us, it comes down to one central goal: electing someone who will represent us, who will fight for us, as one of only 435 voices and votes in the House of Representatives.
  • McClintock’s Skewed Values (12/22/2019) - Our decisions about how we spend our money reflect our values. They reveal who we are more than many other decisions we make. And so we know exactly who Tom ...
  • The GOP Is Creating Rotten Jobs (12/14/2019) - Tom McClintock likes to talk about the Nation’s economy. Like so many other Republicans, he falsely claims that Trump turned around a bad economy. But as this article shows, the ...
  • SNAP Cuts Will Hurt Rural Communities the Most (12/7/2019) - Tom McClintock long has been a proponent of demanding work requirements for SNAP recipients. He has advocated time and again to remove food  security from those who cannot afford to ...
  • Forest showing effects of multi-year drought Tom McClintock’s Skewed Priorities Don’t Help Us (12/1/2019) - This Congress is getting things done, without Tom McClintock's help. They're showing us what politicians can accomplish when they commit to finding solutions to difficult problems.
  • Follow the money (11/24/2019) - Follow the money. It's always good advice, and in politics, it's the best advice. And when you follow the money in California's 4th District, it leads directly to Tom McClintock, and his stubborn refusal to take meaningful action to protect his constituents from the increasing risk of wildfires.
  • Fire damage in CD4 More victims of Tom McClintock’s Neglect (11/17/2019) - Another year gone. Hundreds of lives lost or irrevocably damaged. Thousands of homes and businesses destroyed. This is Tom McClintock’s legacy. For more than a year, Tom McClintock’s constituents have ...
  • Tom McClintock This is bad management (11/10/2019) - It’s almost as if Tom McClintock wants us to send him back to his own District. As if — somewhere deep inside — he knows that he doesn’t have what ...
  • US in a flag motif One Year from Today (11/5/2019) - One year from today. In one year, we get another chance to send Tom McClintock back to his own District. He deserves to be sent back.
  • CD-4 News (10/10/2019) - At the pre-endorsement conference held Saturday October 5, 2019, over 75% of the votes were for Brynne Kennedy. This means her name will be put on the Consent Calendar at ...
  • Sierra Forward Volunteers Write Letters Sierra Forward Letter Writing Party (8/29/2019) - Another group of motivated letter writers met today to spread the word that Representative Tom McClintock is doing a horrible job of representing us while our tax dollars continue to ...
  • Lies, Lies, and More Lies (3/3/2019) - If their proposals were good policy — if they offered solutions that our country needs — the GOP would have no reason to lie. We know their arguments are empty ...
  • Donald Trump Stunning Hypocrisy (2/24/2019) - Stunning, breathtaking hypocrisy. Those are the words that come to mind as Tom McClintock once again expresses his full support for Donald Trump’s power-grab. During the Obama administration, McClintock railed ...
  • Tom McClintock (R - Elk Grove) Tell Tom McClintock: No more government shutdowns! (2/1/2019) - Thank you for all you did in our effort to replace Tom McClintock with a representative in Congress who is not beholden to Donald Trump, corporate donors and far-right ideology. ...
  • CD4 Rep. Tom McClintock - We can do better To Representative Tom McClintock (12/26/2018) - Dear Representative Tom McClintock, You won your reelection and you probably feel pretty good, as you should. It was a tough race, harder than any since your first. I am ...
  • Sierra Forward Logo Election Results Update (12/4/2018) - The Numbers The 2108 midterm elections were held four weeks ago today, but the votes are still being tabulated (due to high rate of vote-by-mail ballots and some number of ...
  • Sierra Forward Logo Looking in the Rearview Mirror (11/20/2018) - “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Hall of Fame NFL Coaching great Vince Lombardi. “Winning isn’t everything, but losing is nothing.” Author Frederick J. Lewis A half century in ...
  • McClintock Billboard It’s All Been About You (11/5/2018) - Tomorrow is the day we exercise one of the most valuable rights of citizenship in this country that we all love. Tomorrow we vote. And we will learn whether the ...
  • Our Chance to Change Our Government (11/4/2018) - 1 of 435. That’s the number I focused on when I was deciding what to do to help change my government – to push us back to the path we ...
  • Protect Our Care The Lives Saved by the ACA (11/1/2018) - As the residents of California’s Fourth District go to the polls to cast their votes, we urge them to focus on the policies that impact their lives. Health insurance is ...
  • Held Hostage by Health Insurance Life Without the ACA (10/30/2018) - As the midterm approaches, the lies from the right multiply exponentially. Across the Nation, GOP politicians are promising that they will protect the ACA’s pre-existing coverage, even as those same ...
  • Tom McClintock Ten Years and Still No Real Solution on Health Care (10/28/2018) - Tom McClintock has spent most of his time in Congress fighting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but he has never offered a viable replacement. McClintock has represented California’s Fourth ...
  • Social Security Does Not Add To The Federal Deficit McClintock Wants to Take Your Earned Benefits (10/25/2018) - Tom McClintock isn’t always fully honest with his constituents but in one area, we know exactly where he stands. If you let him, he will slash the benefits you’ve spent ...
  • No double dipping! Our Tax Dollars at Work (10/23/2018) - Tom McClintock’s hypocrisy is on full display when he rails against government spending — a criticism that never applies to spending that benefits him or his family. He’s made clear ...
  • Joe Manchin (D) W.Va. The “Nuisance” of a Pre-Existing Condition (10/21/2018) - We all need health care. Many of us have a pre-existing condition, and those that don’t undoubtedly know one of the one-in-four American adults who do. And so we all ...
  • Helen, a five-year-old from Honduras, was detained by the Trump Administration. Go Home and Get in Line (10/18/2018) - Go home and get in line. That’s this writer’s most stark memory of a Tom McClintock town hall early last year. And that’s one of the reasons I’m so committed ...
  • Tom McClintock McClintock’s $170/Day Boondoggle (10/16/2018) - For a man who claims he is opposed to government spending, Tom McClintock takes a lot of money from the government. And he has gotten far more than he’s deserved ...
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski, center, with other senators in 2014.Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images We Need Women in Government (10/14/2018) - Last week, while defending the fact that the GOP has not placed a single woman on the Judiciary Committee – one of the most important in the Senate – Chairman ...
  • We Need Real Solutions to Combat Poverty (10/11/2018) - West Virginia is showing the country what happens when you try to find solutions in the past, instead of investing and building for the future. Although the country generally is ...
  • Women's rights The GOP’s War on Women (10/9/2018) - With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the country is at risk of returning to days we thought we had put behind us. The days when ...
  • Donald Trump and Paul Ryan smirking When Will Their Greed Be Sated? (10/7/2018) - In a well-functioning government, our representatives would evaluate policy based on facts and experience, and enact laws designed to actually improve people’s lives. But we do not have a well-functioning ...
  • Kavanaugh is Mad Does the Truth Matter? (10/4/2018) - A few years ago, the answer to this question from both sides of the political divide would have been the same. We had different truths – our news sources have ...
  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Taxation Without Representation (10/2/2018) - A quarter-century ago, the politics of running this Nation changed drastically. Today, we see the full effects of the cynicism that began with a Speaker of the House who resolved ...
  • Kavanaugh is Mad The Highest Court of the Land (9/30/2018) - Tom McClintock’s position is clear. While he won’t be voting on the President’s nominee to fill one of only nine seats on the highest Court of the land, he fully ...
  • Richard Fuld When Will the Recovery Benefit the Rest of Us? (9/27/2018) - The Trump administration likes to talk up the economy, consistently claiming credit for the recovery that started during the Obama administration and has remained on track through the first two ...
  • Latino Family Taking Cancer Money to Pay for Cages for Kids (9/25/2018) - This administration has found a way to bring to life the caricatures of evil that we previously believed could never happen here. And Tom McClintock is fully on board. With ...
  • Word-cloud for Violence against women Tom McClintock Consistently Opposes Laws Designed to Protect Women (9/23/2018) - As the country wrestles with the credible accusations of attempted rape made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, we are reminded that Republicans place less value on women’s bodies. We ...
  • Donald Trump signing an executive order Tom McClintock’s Hypocrisy About U.S. Debt (9/20/2018) - During the last administration, Tom McClintock – like every other Republican – talked a lot about the deficit, and the U.S.’s increasing debt. He warned of doom for all of ...
  • Trump visiting Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria last year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Holding the President Accountable (9/18/2018) - Tom McClintock knows that one of his jobs as a U.S. Congressman – arguably, his most important job – is oversight. The Constitution is built on checks and balances, and ...
  • People waiting in line for dental services This is What Happens when GOP Policies Prevail (9/16/2018) - The United States of America is one of the richest countries this world has ever known. Yet, every day millions of people across this country suffer because the GOP fights ...
  • Stacks of hundred dollar bills Millions Struggle to Make Ends Meet, and GOP Policies Are to Blame (9/13/2018) - We hear a lot these days about the economy, with the President and GOP politicians declaring that the country is doing better now than ever before. And for them and ...
  • Image of damage left by forest fire in Shasta California 7/28/2018 The People Harmed by McClintock’s Policies (9/11/2018) - Tom McClintock’s policies – his extremism and failure to work for reasonable policies that can be embraced by both sides of the debate – have real consequences. This article shares ...
  • Image representing the Affordable Care Act McClintock’s Short and Selective Memory on Health Insurance (9/9/2018) - Tom McClintock consistently declares his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, insisting that an unrestrained health insurance market would better serve us. He’s just ignoring the many problems that led ...
  • President Donald Trump Robbing the Poor to Give to the Rich, Again (9/7/2018) - This week, Trump unleashed his latest attack on the Nation’s workers, citing authority given to him by Congress to adjust pay due to “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting ...
  • The Resilient Federal Forests Act aims to remove steps that ensure the U.S. Forest Service complies with federal environmental standards. Tom McClintock’s Fire Policy Serves Corporate Interests, Not Ours (9/6/2018) - Tom McClintock’s stubborn refusal to consider any reasonable policy to address the forest fires that have become all too common in this District has caused tremendous harm. And there’s no ...
  • McClintock Silent as White House Blocks Bill that Would Protect Elections (9/2/2018) - In a vibrant democracy, the vote is critical and precious, and our elected representatives have a solemn duty to protect that vote and ensure that elections continue to be free ...
  • Republicans Choose Profits Over People, Again (8/30/2018) - This Administration’s unrelenting attacks on the rules and guidelines put in place to protect people from corporate greed – and the harm that some businesses may cause when they have ...
  • Tom McClintock’s Hypocrisy Is on Full Display This Week (8/28/2018) - Tom McClintock pretends that he follows our Constitution in all that he does. But this week, we were reminded that McClintock is a Republican first and an American second (or ...
  • Trump's Mercenaries The Danger of a Private Army (8/26/2018) - This week, Trump is renewing his push for his own private army. And we should all be afraid about the possibility that he will succeed. As a country, we invest ...
  • Families with young children The Children in Our Care (8/23/2018) - Most of us can agree that when government assumes the responsibility for a child, it has an overriding commitment to care for that child and ensure the child’s safety and ...
  • Fire damage in CD4 After Action Memo (8/21/2018) -   My neighborhood near Yosemite is pretty much decorated with handwritten signs thanking firefighters. They saved our community. They saved my house. This is my sign.   We weren’t here ...
  • Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely (8/21/2018) - “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We are beginning to see a president finding his power, and feeling even less restrained by the norms that have governed ...
  • Trump Administration Hopes to Force California to Accept More Fracking (8/18/2018) - GOP politicians talk a lot about states’ rights, but as we’ve seen time and again, they invoke states’ rights when it suits their purposes, and ignore them when it doesn’t. ...
  • Where Does He Get This Stuff? (8/16/2018) - Maybe our Congressman figures if he says nonsense to a Hard Right Fake News outlet nobody will notice. A couple of days ago he said this to Breitbart: “Now Jerry ...
  • Donald Trump Trump Administration Gives Corporate Wrongdoers Free Reign (8/16/2018) - Every industry has some wrongdoers, and one of our federal government’s most important jobs is enforcing laws against businesses that defraud consumers, or simply try to cut corners and shift ...
  • Wilbur Ross Might Be Trump’s Most Corrupt Appointment (8/14/2018) - We talked a lot about the corruption and grifting of Tom Price and Scott Pruitt while they were pretending to work for us, but Wilbur Ross might have been Trump’s ...
  • Trump’s Losing the Fight for His Wall, Too (8/9/2018) - As Trump increases his threats to shut down the government if he doesn’t get his wall, it becomes more clear that he knows he’s about to lose this fight. The ...
  • We Need a Representative Who Will Face Facts About the Cause of Fires (8/9/2018) - We need to elect representatives who care about facts and policy. Until we do, we will never be able to take on the challenging issues we face – like controlling ...
  • Trump Owes Russia a Huge Favor, Which Should Worry All of Us (8/7/2018) - The media and pundits like to toss around the question of whether Trump colluded – conspired – with Russia in its crimes. But as this article points out, those debates ...
  • McClintock Lies about Sanctuary State Sanctuary Cities Are Safer (But Tom McClintock Will Never Admit It) (8/5/2018) - Sanctuary cities are safer. Undocumented immigrants aren’t afraid to report crime and engage with police and other government officials because they know that those officials won’t report them to ICE. ...
  • Puerto Rico Solar Power Tom McClintock Is Selling Out Puerto Rico, Too (8/2/2018) - We’ve known for years that Tom McClintock is selling out the District that he represents, consistently putting the interests of his corporate donors ahead of his constituents’ interests. But now ...
  • Wilbur Ross The Trump Administration Is Lying To Us, Again (7/31/2018) - Every 10 years, the government conducts a census, as required by the Constitution. And by long-standing law, everyone is counted – citizens and non-citizens. But the Trump Administration doesn’t like ...
  • American Workers Why Aren’t Wages Rising? (7/29/2018) - The economy is strong, unemployment is low, but workers in most industries aren’t seeing the rewards. Wages remain stagnant even as jobs go unfilled – a problem that should not ...
  • Our Tax Dollars at Work (7/26/2018) - The Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance policy toward immigrants has led to the imprisonment of thousands of children in impromptu detention centers across the Nation, in what has now become a billion-dollar ...
  • As Predicted, the GOP Tax Cut Did Nothing to Help Workers (7/24/2018) - The GOP promised that its massive tax cut would boost the economy and lead to wage hikes. It didn’t. The evidence now seems clear that it just shifted more of ...
  • Union Square Farmers Market Screw-Up at Trump’s USDA Will Deprive Tens of Thousands of Access to Farmer’s Markets (7/22/2018) - Government is hard but immensely important work, affecting the lives of people across the Nation in large ways and small. The Trump administration is giving us yet another example of ...
  • President Donald Trump Trump Attacks the Rule of Law, Again (7/19/2018) - Trump has shown us, time and again, that he has no regard for the rule of law. And now he’s stepping up his attacks, trying to convince his base that ...
  • Photo of Donald and Melania Trump Are we Going to Let Trump Damage our Relationships with our Allies? (7/17/2018) - Trump has spent his presidency complaining about our allies, and flattering the murdering dictator who leads the country that continues to attack us, and he is slowly training his base ...
  • Brett Kavanaugh Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Would Let Him Get Away with Anything (7/14/2018) - It’s little surprise that Trump chose to elevate to the Supreme Court a Judge with a shockingly expansive view of executive power – that Trump is using his right to ...
  • Donald Trump Trump’s Lies Cause Real Harm, and Threaten to Do Much Worse (7/12/2018) - Trump’s lies have escalated over the past couple of weeks, going from a previous high of 60 lies per week, to 103 and 100 lies each of the last two ...
  • Betsy De Vos Senate Hearing DeVos Causes Real Harm as Her Agency Ends Important Protections for Defrauded Students (7/10/2018) - Betsy DeVos’s changes at the Department of Education are causing real harm as the agency removes many of the protections enacted by the Obama Administration to ensure that our tax ...
  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Scott Pruitt Is Everything Wrong with GOP Politicians (7/6/2018) - In any normal administration – one that actually cared about corruption, and the rule of law – Scott Pruitt would have been ousted long ago. But this is not a ...
  • Cruelty, Based on Lies (6/30/2018) - Our President wants us to believe that his policies are designed to keep us safe, but he’s lying to us. And he’s doing his best to build a government based ...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Give More Than They Take (6/27/2018) - Facts matter, and as the President continues his near-constant scapegoating of and lying about the U.S.’s immigrant population while a complacent GOP watches and shrugs, we think it’s important to ...
  • Trump’s Constant Scapegoating of Immigrants Is Based on Lies (6/26/2018) - The President of the United States is doubling down on his constant scapegoating of the undocumented immigrant population in the U.S., but he is lying to us. Study after study ...
  • The GOP in the House Choose Corporate Profits Over Kids, Again (6/25/2018) - Once again, GOP politicians in the House were asked to choose between corporate profits and kids, and once again they chose wrong.
  • Wages Are Falling, and We Need to Fix It (6/24/2018) - Wages have been flat for decades, and last year was even worse. Despite the continuing trend of low unemployment, workers in key sectors – production and non-supervisory – saw their ...
  • For the Trump Administration, Cruelty is a Feature, not a Bug (6/23/2018) - Don’t let them fool you. They’re not backtracking now because they realized their policies are cruel. They’re reversing course because we spoke out against their cruel policies. The Trump Administration ...
  • The Brazen Corruption and Conflicts in the Trump Administration Continue (6/20/2018) - The brazen corruption and unrepentant conflicts of interest that are running rampant in the Trump administration aren’t limited to Trump and his family, Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke. We need ...
  • The Liar-in-Chief Continues to Corrode the Rule of Law (6/19/2018) - Donald Trump has never been a man who worried about truth, or following the rule of law. Now, with his brazen dupery, he has exposed a real danger in our ...
  • Family Separation at the Border What’s a wall worth, anyway? (6/18/2018) - “[F]ederal regulations prevented them from touching or holding the child to soothe her,” they were told.
  • Border Children What Law? Trump’s lying—as usual! (6/17/2018) - Over the past week, the Trump administration has doubled-down on its claim that it has no choice but to separate parents and children who come to this country seeking refuge, ...
  • US Treasury Department Who Should Pay for GOP Spending? (6/16/2018) - During the Obama Administration, we heard a lot about the U.S. debt from people horrified about the burden we are leaving for our children, and grandchildren.
  • The big lie (6/15/2018) - When the GOP was trying to sell its tax bill to the American public, they lauded it as key to economic growth – the kick start that our economy needed ...
  • Birth control options Birth control facts matter (6/13/2018) - The Trump Administration seems determined to increase the abortion rate in the U.S.
  • US Attorney General Jeff Sessions The Broken Promise of Liberty (6/12/2018) - “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,  I lift my ...
  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruit “[T]ake care that the laws be faithfully executed” (6/12/2018) - The President of the United States has many powers and a few mandates. Perhaps the most important one – the reason the President controls a vast and varied administration – ...
  • McClintock in the Way of Affordable Healthcare (6/11/2018) - Voters want affordable health insurance. They want to be able to protect themselves and their family from tragedy and engage in preventative care, so they can keep small problems from ...
  • Rule By Whim (6/10/2018) - We are a Nation of laws. Nobody, not even the President, is above the law. This foundational principle keeps us from sliding away from democracy into a government like the ...
  • Trump Using DOJ to Attack ACA (6/9/2018) - Bit by bit, part by part, the Trump Administration is trying to do piecemeal what it could not do through legislation – destroy the Affordable Care Act. On June 7th, ...
  • Image draw by child separated fromfamily Trump Administration Tearing Families Apart (6/9/2018) - Today, our government, in our name, using our taxpayer dollars, will tear more children from their parent’s arms in furtherance of their harsh immigration policies. Under the Trump Administration’s new ...
  • You Are Ordered to Appear (5/30/2018) - There are two obvious ways all citizens are expected to participate, but only one of them is compulsory — voting you can do or not; skip a jury summons and ...
  • What Would Abe and Teddy Do? (5/24/2018) - A Democratic Member of Congress told me one recent day that his work load was a lot lighter because the in-charge Reeps don’t believe in government and consequently don’t do ...
  • Stay Someplace Else in Las Vegas (5/15/2018) - Wanna know what happens next? Ask Michael Eggman. He’s right over there buried in money. Last election, 2016, Democrat Eggman mounted a credible run at Republican Congressman Jeff Denham of ...
  • McClintock to Amtrak: Drop Dead (5/8/2018) - A few days ago while you were paying your taxes (or not, if you are perhaps quite wealthy or a large corporation), our Congress guy, Tom McClintock, was snuggling up ...
  • Why Is Tom McClintock Helping Panama? (5/6/2018) - People as far away as Panama probably now know that the 2017 Republican tax cut worked spectacularly well if you were a large corporation or very wealthy. Panamanians would know ...
  • Sorry About Nixon (4/30/2018) - Once upon a time there were two candidates in the general election for an important office and, as happens, feelings ran high. Not just as to between the two general ...
  • Logging & Dams (4/26/2018) - Tom McClintock believes in 1) logging, and 2) dams. He’s the ideal Nineteenth Century guy; cutting down trees and damming rivers worked for California in 1880 so what could be ...
  • Has Been (4/19/2018) - Fifteen years ago Tom McClintock — “anti-tax, anti-big government, anti-abortion, anti-gun control, anti- illegal immigration, anti-gay marriage” (said the LA Times) — was a rising star, a hot ticket on ...
  • He’s Gonna Cut SS & Medicare (4/15/2018) - Sometime very soon our Congressman, Tom McClintock, will vote to cut Social Security and Medicare. It is what he believes and what he has promised. And after nearly ten years ...
  • Is Arnold Schwarzenegger wrong? We should ask Congressman McClintock. (4/6/2018) - The Governor/Movie Star said the other day on CNN that his party, the Republican Party, McClintock’s party, is ‘dying at the box office.’ Presumably McClintock doesn’t agree. So let’s review ...
  • The Case Against McClintock (3/21/2018) - • He has promised to vote to cut Social Security even though 166,000 of his constituents depend on it, and that Social Security pumps $200 million a month into our ...
  • No more corporate welfare, McClintock The Republican Budget – another hit to local jobs! (12/17/2017) - Late this past summer, voters in California’s 4th Congressional District told researchers that growing the national and local economies—in order to provide good paying jobs—is among their highest priorities. Yet, ...
  • Tax Scam Emergency Protest The GOP Tax Scam: The Latest Threat to Education in California (12/12/2017) - As the President of the school board in a small rural district, I’m often asked to explain education funding in the Golden State. Because the issue is so complex, I’ve ...
  • The RATT Pack Republican Shift and Shaft Tax Scam (11/29/2017) - Recent polling shows that over half the country opposes the tax proposals currently being considered by Congress. Why? Because they know it’s really a “Shift and Shaft Tax Scam.” Here’s ...
  • Holiday Party and Fundraiser (11/26/2017) - The rush of the holiday season is upon us, which means that 2018 is almost here.  Will that be the year we finally bring real change to CA CD4? We ...
  • No more corporate welfare, McClintock California Report: How the Republican Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy Would Hurt California Families (11/8/2017) -   Much of the current tax plan includes stipulations that affect Californians adversely and disproportionately, while benefiting large corporations and the super wealthy. Here are just a few of the ...
  • Barbara Brass Together, We Can Move Mountains….and McClintock! (10/26/2017) - Between mid-August and early September of this year, Sierra Forward conducted a highly sophisticated, in-depth survey of likely voters in California’s CD4. We wanted to know: After being elected five ...
  • Bad politicians Bad Politicians Are Elected By Good People Who Don’t Vote (10/18/2017) - The 4th Congressional District of California is home to approximately 725,000 people, of whom roughly 450,000 are registered voters in the district. Approximately 100,000 people who are legally eligible to ...
  • Do You Know The 4th? Do you know the 4th? (10/5/2017) - No, not the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against “unlawful search and seizure.!” No, we’re talking about the 4th Congressional District of California, currently represented by Tom McClintock ...