Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

House Unanimously Passes LaMalfa Co-sponsored Measure to Combat Identity Theft

2016/09/22

Washington, DC –  The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) cosponsored to safeguard Social Security numbers and prevent identity theft. H.R. 5320, the Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act, ends the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) policy of mailing documents to citizens which include their full Social Security number. The bill will now be considered in the Senate.

“This bill will directly reduce identify theft by ending the Social Security Administration’s practice of mailing documents including Americans’ complete Social Security numbers. There were nearly 500,000 complaints of identity theft in the United States last year, many involving stolen Social Security numbers,” said LaMalfa. “Halting the careless mailing of sensitive information closes this vulnerability, protecting seniors and others from identify theft.”

Despite the known dangers of identity theft, in 2015 the Social Security Administration mailed hundreds of millions of documents containing complete Social Security numbers. The Social Security Inspector General found that 51% of the mailing addresses used by the SSA in 2015 were incorrect, exposing millions of Americans to fraud.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. LaMalfa Applauds Funding to Expand Educational Opportunities for Rural Students

2016/09/19

Washington, DC –  Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA, has been awarded a $313,592 Distance Learning Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development.

“In a time of significant advances in technology, it’s critical that we ensure rural residents have the infrastructure and resources to keep up,” said LaMalfa. “This funding will go a long way to strengthen the work that Lassen Community College is doing to expand affordable higher education and increase workforce development opportunities throughout the community.”

Under the grant, Lassen Community College will establish video-conferencing connections between the College and six local high schools, including a teen center on the Susanville Indian Rancheria, intended to enhance academic experiences for students in rurally isolated areas.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. LaMalfa Votes to Protect Veterans’ Benefits & Reform VA Bureaucracy

2016/09/15

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa voted in favor of H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, which passed the House of Representatives on a 310-116 vote. The measure includes several reforms of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ensuring that employees may be fired for poor performance or misconduct, creating a system to protect whistleblowers, and protecting veterans’ rights during the benefit claim appeal process.

LaMalfa released the following statement on the bill:

“Honoring the service of our veterans requires us to make sure veterans have a VA that works for them, not against them. VA employees who misbehave or perform poorly should be relieved of their duties immediately, not allowed to continue failing to fulfill their responsibilities. It’s a simple principle that shouldn’t require a bill and ought to apply throughout the government.

“We’ve also taken action to accelerate the benefit appeals process and ensure that veterans’ rights are protected at every step. While VA officials often mention the reduction in the claims backlog, there are now nearly half a million appeals pending within the VA. VA officials testified before Congress that in 2015, veterans had to wait an average of three years to appeal decisions on their benefits. This bill is an important step to ending that unacceptable delay.”

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa Votes to End Costly Tax Increase on Middle Class & Seniors

2016/09/13

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today voted in favor of H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, a bill to repeal a costly Obamacare tax increase on out of pocket medical expenses. Stopping the tax from being implemented is estimated by the Joint Tax Committee to save seniors several hundred dollars annually. The bill passed on a 261-147 vote and will now be considered in the Senate.

LaMalfa released the following statement on the vote:

“We took action today to reverse a tax increase on out of pocket medical expenses for middle class families and prevent it from being imposed on seniors. At a time when so many in this country are battling high health care costs, the last thing we should be doing is creating another unnecessary financial burden on seniors and those struggling with serious medical conditions.

“Since its passage, Obamacare has brought with it an onslaught of new taxes, skyrocketing premiums, increased out-of-pockets costs, and even more difficulty accessing quality care. I have voted repeatedly to repeal this broken system and replace it with one that actually offers workable solutions. However, in the meantime, I will continue to work to provide relief to everyday Americans who cannot afford to struggle anymore under this law.” 

Currently, the IRS allows Americans with high health care costs to deduct certain out-of-pocket expenses from their taxes. Prior to Obamacare, individuals could deduct costs exceeding 7.5% of their Adjusted Gross Income. The law changed that to 10% of one’s AGI for Americans under 65, with the same increase is set to go into effect for seniors starting on January 1, 2017. 

According to Americans for Tax Reform, in 2012, 10.2 million families used this provision with an average of under $8,500 in medical expenses claimed. More than half of these families made less than $50,000 per year. H.R. 3590 stops this tax increase and restores the lower threshold for medical expenses.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. LaMalfa Questions High-Speed Rail Viability in Committee Hearing

2016/08/29

SAN FRANCISCO – Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today participated in a field hearing of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to examine the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (CAHSRA) operations. After several major rewrites of its business plan and a doubling of the cost, the CAHSRA now intends to build a system linking San Jose and LA County, not the downtown SF-downtown LA system required by law or the Sacramento-SF-San Jose-Central Valley-LA-Orange County-San Diego system promised to voters.

“In light of the $55 billion funding shortfall, complete lack of private investment, altered system, and decades-long delays, the High-Speed Rail Authority is in breach of contract with California’s voters.” said LaMalfa. “The Governor has diverted state cap and trade funds to the project, yet this generated just $4.5 million so far this year – a rate which will fill the project’s $55 billion funding gap within about 6,000 years. It’s time that this project be set aside and so state and federal resources may be redirected toward real needs, like surface water storage and the state’s ongoing highway funding shortfall.”

The committee, led by Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA), heavily scrutinized the CAHSRA’s failure to use federal grant funding within the time period required by grant guidelines. The Federal Railroad Administration recently provided the CAHSRA with an unprecedented waiver of the time limit, an admission that while the project has been described as “shovel-ready”, it has failed to make any meaningful progress in the six years since funds were awarded.

“We were told that this project was shovel-ready, yet six years later the Authority has changed its plan three times and built just a portion of a single viaduct,” LaMalfa added. “The promises the Authority made about costs, job creation, private investment and construction times have all been proven false. It’s time to pull the plug on a project that Californians don’t want, don’t need and can’t afford.”

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa To Host Senior Scam Stopper Seminar Tomorrow in Anderson

2016/08/15

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) will be hosting a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in conjunction with the Contractors State License Board tomorrow, August 16th in Anderson. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are encouraged to attend and learn more about how to avoid fraud and abuse.

Unfortunately, seniors continue to be a major target for fraud each year,” said LaMalfa. “This event will provide an opportunity for seniors to hear tips and advice from experts on how to protect themselves and their loved ones from financial scams, covering topics such as privacy concerns, identity theft, Medicare, telecommunications and more.”

What: Free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar Hosted by Representative Doug LaMalfa and the Contractors State License Board

When: August 16th from 9:30-11:00am

Where: Frontier Senior Center, 2081 Frontier Trail, Anderson, CA 96007

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Congressman LaMalfa’s Redding office at (530) 223-5898.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa to Host Town Hall in Gridley

2016/08/10

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he will be hosting a Town Hall in Gridley on Tuesday, August 23rd. Constituents are invited to join Rep. LaMalfa to hear updates, learn more about his legislative priorities in Congress, and discuss issues affecting the North State.

What: Gridley Town Hall

When: Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Where: The Masonic Lodge #230, 1200 Sycamore Street, Gridley, CA 95948.

For more information contact Representative LaMalfa’s Oroville District Office at (530) 534-7100.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa to Host Community Coffee in Chico

2016/08/10

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he will be holding a community coffee in Chico on Tuesday, August 23rd. Constituents are invited to join Rep. LaMalfa and his staff to discuss his work in Congress, legislative priorities, and other issues affecting the North State.

What: Chico Community Coffee

When: Tuesday, August 23rd from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Where: Chico Fire Department, Station #5, 1777 Manzanita Avenue, Chico, CA 95926

For more information contact Representative LaMalfa’s Oroville District Office at (530) 534-7100.

Parking is located across the street at the Chico Elk’s Lodge, Manzanita Place Limited space is available onsite for handicapped parking.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa to Host Town Hall in Portola

2016/08/10

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he will be hosting a Town Hall in Portola on Thursday, August 25th. Constituents are invited to join Rep. LaMalfa to hear updates, learn more about his legislative priorities in Congress, and discuss issues affecting the North State.

What: Portola Town Hall

When: Thursday, August 25th from 4:30–6:00 pm

Where: Western Pacific Railroad Museum, 700 Western Pacific Way, Portola, CA 96122

For more information contact Representative LaMalfa’s Oroville District Office at (530) 534-7100.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa to Hold Yreka Community Meeting This Friday

2016/07/27

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he will be holding a community meeting in Yreka this Friday, July 29th. Constituents are invited to join Rep. LaMalfa and his staff to discuss his work in Congress, legislative updates, and other issues affecting the North State.

What: Yreka Community Coffee

When: Friday, July 29th, 2016 from 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Yreka City Council Chambers, 701 Fourth Street, Yreka, CA 96097

For more information, please contact Representative LaMalfa’s Redding District Office at (530) 223-5898.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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Hearing About the Impact of Gray Wolves

2016-09-23 19:23:45


Rep. LaMalfa Condemns Cash Payment to Iran

2016-09-15 15:03:52


Rep. LaMalfa Praises the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

2016-09-15 14:51:47


Rep. LaMalfa Describes the Negative Impact of the Growing Federal Footprint

2016-09-08 22:09:14


Rep. LaMalfa Condemns Federal Regulations on Farmers

2016-07-22 16:51:32


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks Out Against Out of Control Regulations

2016-07-15 21:39:10


Rep. LaMalfa Offers Republican Alternative to Obamacare

2016-07-08 19:10:04


Rep. LaMalfa Comments on Attack on Dallas Police

2016-07-08 19:05:46


Rep. LaMalfa Praises Rep. Murphy's Work on Mental Health

2016-07-06 20:16:29


Rep. LaMalfa Question & Answer in Federal Lands Subcommittee

2016-06-25 18:35:59


Rep. LaMalfa Tule Lake National History Site Opening Statements

2016-06-25 17:42:26


Rep. LaMalfa Questions BLM's Wild Horse & Burro Program

2016-06-23 15:52:16


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks about NEPA

2016-06-22 21:06:30


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks in Support of SOPRA

2016-06-22 20:44:42


Rep. LaMalfa Recognizes the Life and Accomplishments of Marie Whitacre

2016-06-20 16:32:43


Rep. LaMalfa Rejects Federal Agencies' Water Release Plans

2016-06-08 21:38:42


Rep. LaMalfa Urges Passage of California Drought Measure

2016-05-26 18:19:50


Rep. LaMalfa Passes Amendment to Keep U-2 Flying in Northern California

2016-05-20 21:08:01


Rep. LaMalfa Explores Options for Veterans in Agriculture Careers

2016-05-20 19:29:51


Rep. LaMalfa Announces Measure Rejecting Handgun Microstamping Laws

2016-05-17 22:13:34


Contact Information

322 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3076
Fax 202-226-0852
lamalfa.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Agriculture

Natural Resources

Doug LaMalfa is a fourth generation rice farmer and business owner who has lived in Northern California all his life. He and his wife, Jill, along with their four children make their home on the family farm in Richvale. Doug attended local schools and grew up learning the value of hard work and community service.

Doug earned his degree in Ag/Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He now manages the family farming business originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1931.

Doug is a strong voice for the North State’s agriculture and resources based economy and for the first district’s farms and businesses.

A conservative leader, Doug LaMalfa has opposed increasing taxes and is a stalwart defender of California’s Proposition 13. With a proven record of fighting on behalf of working families, Doug believes that taxpayers know better than bureaucrats and politicians how to spend and invest their own hard-earned money.

Doug is a strong supporter of private property rights and the author of a Constitutional Amendment to protect Californians against eminent domain abuse.

Water is the North State’s most precious natural resource and Doug LaMalfa believes in protecting our water rights and developing more water storage. He has continually advocated for increasing California’s water supply, supporting planned projects such as Sites Reservoir and the Auburn Dam. Doug has been a leader in opposing burdensome environmental regulations that place fairy shrimp and fish ahead of human needs.

Agriculture and Forestry have been the backbone of northern California’s economy for generations and Doug LaMalfa has made it a priority to educate his fellow Representatives on the importance of resource industries and the beneficial stewardship they provide. Doug successfully authored and passed California’s Forest Fire Protection Act of 2004 to allow landowners to make their rural lands fire-safe.

Doug LaMalfa’s firm beliefs are that government should do no harm and that limited government means government should do only what people cannot do for themselves, in the most efficient manner possible.


Serving With

Tom McClintock

CALIFORNIA's 4th DISTRICT

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Jeff Denham

CALIFORNIA's 10th DISTRICT

David Valadao

CALIFORNIA's 21st DISTRICT

Devin Nunes

CALIFORNIA's 22nd DISTRICT

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

Steve Knight

CALIFORNIA's 25th DISTRICT

Ed Royce

CALIFORNIA's 39th DISTRICT

Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Mimi Walters

CALIFORNIA's 45th DISTRICT

Dana Rohrabacher

CALIFORNIA's 48th DISTRICT

Darrell Issa

CALIFORNIA's 49th DISTRICT

Duncan Hunter

CALIFORNIA's 50th DISTRICT

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