Part of the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution – The federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the United States Constitution. All remaining powers are reserved for the states or the people.
Sonora, CA — Congressman Tom McClintock spoke about issues up for debate in Washington, DC on this past weekend’s Mother Lode Views.
The District Four Republican gave a very glowing review of the Trump administration’s actions over the past year, speaking highly about the recently approved tax reform package and rolling back of environmental regulations. He stated, “You can see it everywhere you go….the announcements of bonuses and raises, companies planning new expansions and investments, and repatriated capitol coming back into the United States after being stranded offshore by our tax policies. These things are all enormously encouraging.”
McClintock expects the next big debate in Washington, DC to be over immigration. He stated, “We have to fix DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals). About half of these young people came to the country under the age of 14, so this is really the country they’ve known. They are now in the their twenties. But, we can’t fix that until we secure our borders, or we’re just inviting a new wave of illegals bringing their children.”
An area of disagreement McClintock has with the Trump Administration is US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent memo making it more difficult for states like California to legalize marijuana for recreational use. He says the federal government has the Constitutional role of regulating intrastate commerce between other states, but not within a state like California. McClintock added, “If the pot is grown in California, marketed in California, sold in California and consumed in California…that is California’s business and not the federal government’s. I’ve been very disappointed that Jeff Sessions has not taken a more Constitutional approach to the issue.”