Tuesday, August 1, 2017

McClintock E-News: July/Aug 2017

July E-News
Detwiler Fire
Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor on July 26th:
Mr. Speaker:
I want to begin by saluting the more than 5,000 firefighters from 40 cooperating agencies that assembled under the coordination of CalFIRE to battle the Detwiler fire that threatened Yosemite Valley and its gateway communities.

I spent Saturday at the command centers in Mariposa and Merced Counties and what I saw is what I have seen time and again at so many fires we are having these days in the Sierra: cool, calm professionalism, selflessness and devotion to duty. 

The Grow Act The Grow Act passed the House in July. The Congressman delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the water bill:
In California, five years of historic drought caused billions of dollars of damage to our economy, destroyed tens of thousands of jobs and brought many communities within just months of literally running out of water – all because we couldn’t store water from the wet years to assure plenty in the drought years.
Then, back to back with this historic drought, we have just had one of the wettest winters on record. Massive torrents of water have threatened entire communities on its way to be wasted in the Pacific Ocean – all because of the very same problem: we have few reservoirs to store this superabundance of water for the next drought.

Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
House Budget Committee
Congressman McClintock is a member of the House Budget Committee. On July 19, 2017, the committee marked up and reported to the floor the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget resolution. The Congressman delivered the following opening statement:
On our current trajectory, the CBO warns that just four fiscal years from now – in 2022 – our annual deficits will surpass a trillion dollars. That’s where economists warn we run the risk of damage or even loss of our access to credit – a sovereign debt crisis. Venezuela is having that now – and even within our own territory, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Pension systems implode, basic services falter and the economy collapses. We will begin running that risk in four years.

Two years after that – in 2024 – the CBO tells us that the annual interest cost on our debt will reach $654 billion. That’s more than we currently spend on defense. 
Click to read full remarks.

BRAC Amendment to the NDAA
Congressman McClintock offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to remove the prohibition on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
The Congressman discussed the measure during House floor debate on July 12th. Click to read complete remarks.
"In recent years, the Pentagon has warned that its infrastructure is 22 percent bigger than necessary. It has asked Congress for another round of Base Realignment and Closure reviews."

Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act
The Congressman delivered remarks on July 28th in support of H.R. 873, the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act authored by Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin. The bill authorizes the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to begin the lengthy Commemorative Works Act process to establish a Global War on Terror Memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia. Click to read complete remarks.
 "The memorial will recognize and honor the men and women that have served on active duty in the United States armed forces since the attack on our country on September 11, 2001."

District Events
On July 1st Congressman McClintock attended the Placer Pops 4th of July patriotic concert and also delivered remarks. The concert was held at the Auburn Library Garden Theater in Auburn.

On July 15th the Congressman attended the Amador Farm Bureau’s member appreciation barbecue and presented certificates to three students for excellence in Agriculture. The dinner was held at the Amador Flower Farm in Plymouth.
On July 22nd Congressman McClintock met with fire command leaders in Mariposa and Merced, and was briefed on issues firefighters faced in battling the Detwiler Fire. He toured the fire zone and thanked firefighters for their heroic efforts in protecting people and property.  
Detwiler Fire
Congressman McClintock met with fire command leaders and was briefed on issues firefighters faced in battling the Detwiler Fire. He toured the fire zone and thanked firefighters for their heroic efforts in protecting people and property.  
District Conference Call
Congressman McClintock hosted a conference call with constituents on July 24th to discuss a variety of issues. Don't miss the next call! Click here to sign up to be included (if you have already signed up for a previous call there is no need to opt-in again).
Satellite Office Hours
Office staff members are available to assist constituents with problems or concerns at satellite office locations held throughout the district. Anyone wishing to discuss an issue of federal concern is invited to attend one of these satellite office sessions and speak with a member of staff.
August 2017 staff satellite office hours are scheduled to be held in the following counties:
El Dorado
A full listing of staff satellite office locations, dates and times can be found on our website. For further information, please call the district office at 916-786-5560.

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Washington, D.C. Office 
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Washington, DC 20515
Phone:  202-225-2511
Fax:  202-225-5444
Roseville District Office 
2200A Douglas Blvd, Suite 240
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone:  916-786-5560
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