Editor,

I would like to point out how our congressman, Tom McClintock, has been representing us lately. First, look at his contribution to continuing the longest government shutdown in history:

• Jan. 3: House passes two spending bills to reopen eight federal agencies on the first day of the democratic majority (HR 21 and HJ Res1). McClintock voted “Nay.”

• Jan. 9: House passes a financial services spending bill, with eight republicans joining the democratic effort (HR 264). McClintock voted “Nay.”

• Jan. 10: House passes two funding bills to reopen the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and more (HR 267 and 265). Twelve break with Trump to fund HUD and the Department of Transportation. McClintock voted “Nay.”

Next: After the president’s threat to pull out of NATO, the House took action with HR 676, The NATO Support Act. The Bill passed the House on Jan. 22, 357-22. McClintock was one of the 22 voting “Nay.”

And let us not forget a very telling vote he cast last year on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 which passed the House 396-14 in June and passed the Senate 99-1 in September. McClintock was one of the 14 in the House voting “Nay.”

McClintock continues to obstruct responsible governing. We deserve better.

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