Tom McClintock’s Skewed Priorities Don’t Help Us

Forest showing effects of multi-year drought

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. 

For a decade, the residents of California’s 4th District have desperately needed Tom McClintock to work for them in combating the wildfires that are a constant threat in our largely rural District. We’ve talked about his extreme solution — that couldn’t even get passed in a government held completely by Republicans — and his refusal to compromise on a bill that could actually get passed in a bipartisan government. Now that Democrats have gone to work, we’re finally seeing some progress. As this Report summarizes, the 115th Congress passed two measures designed to address forest health — one in March 2018 and another in December 2018. Together, they will take a series of steps designed to identify lands at the greatest risk of fire and help reduce that risk. 

Tom McClintock voted “no” on both. As usual, he blamed it on the cost of the Bills, but he didn’t think about the budget when he voted yes on the GOP’s tax giveaway to the wealthy, which sent our deficit and debt skyrocketing. He’s happy to spend our taxpayer dollars on billionaires, but won’t spend a dime on his constituents, to protect their lives and lands.

California’s 4th District deserves better. We deserve a representative who sees our challenges with clear eyes and takes meaningful action to fix them. We deserve a representative who truly cares about what happens in this District. We deserve a representative who will fight for us.  

Join us, as we fight to send Tom McClintock back to his own District, and to finally stop him from selling us out, one vote at a time. 

Because we know, as Margaret Mead said, that “a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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