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US_NEWS_MCCLINTOCK_3_ABA.JPGRepublican Rep. Tom McClintock will make personal history in January when Republicans take control of the U.S. House.

In his 25th year of elected office in Sacramento and Washington, it will mark the first time that McClintock will be part of the majority.

As the new Congress prepares to organize, McClintock, who won his second term on Nov. 2, is eying a seat on the House Budget Committee.

"That's where I've focused the lion's share of my attention throughout my years in the state Legislature, when I warned that California's finances were on a not-sustainable path. ... I certainly think I have a strong case to make," he said.

McClintock, who lives in Elk Grove and represents the 4th Congressional District based in Placer County, said he'd like a seat on the Budget Committee so he can make similar warnings about the nation's finances.

McClintock currently has seats on the Education and Labor Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.

PHOTO CREDIT: Rep. Tom McClintock at a November 2009 hearing on Capitol Hill. Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/ MCT).



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