Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

Rep. LaMalfa Responds to President Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty Plan

2014/11/21

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced plan to take executive action and grant amnesty to up to 5 million illegal immigrants. “Last night, our country witnessed an unparalleled attack on our rule of the law and the exact founding principles that remain at the core of our nation’s political system.  We are a nation of laws, with a government that serves to answer to the people, not one man,” said LaMalfa. “This is not about partisan gridlock in Washington or the lofty rhetoric justifying executive rulemaking, this is about a President whose power must be checked. This is about a President who continues to ignore our nation’s laws to get his way by circumventing the only branch of government actually authorized to write and enact laws.” “Earlier this month, the President’s amnesty plan was on the ballot, and was unambiguously rejected by the American voters,” continued LaMalfa. “Our government is not designed to work by executive fiat and Congress cannot allow such a blatant abuse of power.  I and the majority in both houses will work to defund this action and block it in every way.” Rep. LaMalfa joined with more than 60 House Republicans in requesting the House Appropriations Committee to include language in the upcoming appropriations legislation that would prohibit funding from being used to implement an executive amnesty program without congressional approval. A copy of the letter can be viewed here. Video of LaMalfa’s Floor Speech may be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNrS0ZMuP7M&feature=youtu.be 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.  ### Read More

Rep. LaMalfa Votes to Increase Transparency and Oversight in EPA Rulemaking

2014/11/20

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing any regulations unless all scientific and technical information is made publically available in a manner that is sufficient for independent analysis and reproduction of research results. The EPA currently refuses to release all data and information used to create new regulations, depriving the public of information that could be used to justify challenge such decisions.  "From deciding how Americans can operate a business, maintain roads, or simply continue their day-to-day activities, the EPA has shown very little hesitancy in attempting to regulate activities of the American people in increasing detail,” said LaMalfa.  “Despite many of these purely bureaucratic rules having no scientific basis, or even legal justification, the impacts are real.” “This common-sense legislation ends the pattern of closed-door rulemaking and ensures taxpayers, who often foot the bill of these costly regulations, have full access to the science used in the decision-making,” LaMalfa added. “We simply cannot continue to allow unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington continue to use secrecy and deception as tools to advance an agenda which appeals exclusively to far-left environmental groups.” H.R. 4012 passed the House of Representatives today on a 237-190 vote and will be sent to the Senate. 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.  ### Read More

Placer County Detective Honored on House Floor

2014/11/19

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) rose on the House Floor this afternoon to  honor the life and sacrifice of Detective Michael Davis Jr, a peace officer who lost his life protecting his community. A resident of Roseville and graduate of Butte College, Michael dedicated his life to public safety. He first came to the Placer County Sheriff’s Offices as a reserve deputy in 1996, and then was hired as a police officer at the Auburn Police Department. In 1999 he began working for the department in many capacities including as an impact weapons instructor, an emergency driving instructor, an advisor to the Explorer Program, and as a homicide detective for the past 10 years. On October 24th, 2014 during a horrific crime spree, Michael Davis Jr. was one of two Northern California Sheriff deputies, including Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver, who lost their lives in the line of duty.  “This tragic loss is felt immensely by the people of Placer County, our whole state, and myself. I stand today beside his family, including his wife Jessica and their four children, in their time of sorrow and profound personal loss,” stated Rep.LaMalfa. “May God give them strength, healing, and peace.” Video of LaMalfa’s Floor Speech may be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-890Gmg0Kr8 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. ### Read More

Rep. LaMalfa Slams President’s Amnesty Plan

2014/11/18

Washington, DC – In a speech on the House floor, Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) commented on President Obama’s threats to issue an executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. “This threat to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants is not only a massive abuse of power, but makes clear the unprecedented disconnect between this administration and our citizens,” stated Rep. LaMalfa. “I call upon the President to enforce our immigration laws, while working across the aisle with Congress towards an immigration system that secures our borders, respects the rule of law, stops violent criminals at the border, and prevents future illegal immigration.” In addition to addressing the President’s proposal on the House floor, Rep. LaMalfa – along with more than fifty of his colleagues – wrote a letter urging Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY)  to prohibit funding the implementation of any current or future executive action taken by the President on immigration without Congressional approval. The letter proactively included language blocking funding for work permits and green cards for illegal immigrants in upcoming government funding bills. “We have the means to stop the President’s amnesty proposal but it is troubling that we even have to take such measures to ensure our President works with the legislative branch for long term solutions for immigration reform,” added Rep. LaMalfa. “Americans deserve a government that is committed to enforcing our nation’s laws, not a President who continually sidesteps Congress and the American people to force an agenda that appeals to one side of the aisle.” Video of LaMalfa’s Floor Speech may be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNrS0ZMuP7M&feature=youtu.be Click here to download the full letter and view all signatures: [[{"fid":"282","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"format":"teaser"},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-teaser"}}]] 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.  ### Read More

November 16th -- Honoring our Veterans

2014/11/16

To view this full article, click here. Dear Friend, This past week, I returned to Washington to begin the conclusion of the 113th Congress. While we have many important legislative priorities to tackle before January, I am looking forward to working with the newly-elected Senate to move America towards real solutions. Many of you have shared your thoughts on issues facing our nation and I couldn’t agree more. Among my legislative initiatives in Congress, bringing jobs back to California, controlling Washington’s spending problem, increasing water storage and delivery, and standing up for our Constitutional rights remain on top of my agenda. We have a lot of work ahead of us to get our country back on track, and I am grateful by your support and confidence in me. On Friday, the House took action to action to advance one of those initiatives – the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 5682, which passed by a 252-161 vote, would create over 40,000 American jobs and lower energy costs throughout the country. Despite having the support of the majority of Americans, including members of the President’s own party, the project has yet to receive final approval by the Obama administration. I urge the Senate and President to put an end to the politics and start building. As always, it is an honor to be your voice in Washington, and I encourage you to reach out to any of my offices if we can be of assistance in any way. I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Doug LaMalfa   Honoring Our Veterans On Tuesday, our nation set aside a day to honor and thank those who have so selflessly served and sacrificed for our country. Freedom comes at a great price, a price that our servicemen and women have willingly paid by giving their talents, their time, and, in many cases, their lives. I pray we never take their sacrifice for granted.   Rep. LaMalfa celebrating the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps with Rob Borroughs, Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy and President/Founder of the Northern California Veterans Museum. Those who have served this nation deserve to be treated with respect and honor each and every day of the year, which is why it is extremely disappointing that our veterans continue to lack access to quality medical care. This past week, I had to opportunity to question Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson on the implementation of H.R.3230, legislation we passed that would allow eligible veterans to use non-VA care at their local community hospital or physician’s office. Despite this measure, the VA has yet to meet the needs of veterans, especially those in rural areas, such as the North State. Failure to address this problem is inexcusable. The bottom line is that our veterans must get the medical care and attention they deserve because they have served our nation with honor, courage, and sacrifice. In America, we must take care of those who have sacrificed to defend our country, regardless of whether those veterans live in cities, suburbs, or rural areas. I will continue to press the VA and proactively fight for solutions on behalf of our veterans. Rep. LaMalfa questioning Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson on whether H.R 3230 will actually increase access to care for veterans, especially in the North State. Click here to watch. Thanking Our Law Enforcement Officers As we recognize the service of our military, we must also to take time to honor those who promote peace in our communities. This month, the tragic loss Detective Davis and Deputy Oliver was a sobering reminder of the priceless sacrifice that local law enforcement officers make for our safety. The horrible acts that ended their lives are dangers that law enforcement face daily. Those who work and volunteer in law enforcement demonstrate courage, strength and compassion and it is important that they are recognized for their bravery and outstanding work. [[{"fid":"276","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"style":"height: 263px; width: 350px; float: left;","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]               Rep. LaMalfa thanking law enforcement agents for their service at the Placer County Law Enforcement Agencies Annual Award Ceremony. Read More

LaMalfa Votes to Authorize Keystone Pipeline

2014/11/14

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the State Department’s finding that the project had minimal environmental impacts, the project has yet to receive final approval by the Obama administration.  “Yet again the House has voted to expedite the construction of this pipeline, a project that is backed by the majority of the American people and which President Obama’s own State Department found has minimal environmental impacts,” said LaMalfa. “For over six years now, the President and Senate have failed to act on an opportunity to create thousands of American jobs, boost our economy, and tremendously strengthen domestic energy policy. It is time to end the politics and start building.”   H.R. 5682 passed the House of Representatives today on a 252-161 vote and will be sent to the Senate. 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. ### Read More

LaMalfa Urges VA to Increase Medical Care for Vets in Rural Areas

2014/11/14

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Representative LaMalfa (R-CA) attended the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ oversight hearing and questioned the Department of Veterans Affairs on its implementation of H.R.3230, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA). Passed with bi-partisan support from Congress and signed by President Obama on August 7th, H.R. 3230 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the “Choice Program” to allow eligible veterans to use healthcare providers outside of the VA. The measure authorized almost $17 billion in funding for the VA to increase medical staffing, open new facilities, including two in the First District, and fund VA-sponsored treatment by private sector medical facilities. Rep. LaMalfa’s questioning centered on the fact that despite clear legislative instructions, the VA is still not aligned with the congressional intent of H.R. 3230: to provide quick access to quality care, especially for the many Veterans who live in rural areas, of which there are many in the North State. The VA’s continued struggle to comply with the measure drew criticism from many members of Congress who were united in their concern. “The bottom line is that our veterans must get the medical care and attention—not just that they need to remain healthy—but the medical attention they deserve because they have served our nation with honor, courage, and sacrifice,” stated LaMalfa. “These men and women have served their country honorably, yet they are still being forced through hoops to have access to basic care. If there’s a question about whether a veteran qualifies or not, we need to give them the benefit of the doubt.” “In America, we must take care of those who have sacrificed to defend our country, regardless of whether those veterans live in cities, suburbs, or rural areas,” LaMalfa added. “I will continue to fight for quality care for our soldiers until the Department of Veterans Affairs follows through in stewarding both funds and flexibility to serve those who have served our nation.” Video of LaMalfa’s exchange with VA officials may be found at the following link: http://youtu.be/6m67YoMPawY 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.  ### Read More

Time to pitch Sites Dam project

2014/11/11

6:00 PM, Nov 11, 2014   Redding Record Searchlight, Editorial   Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.   Eight years ago when he was still in the state Legislature, Doug LaMalfa got together with future political foe and then-state Sen. Sam Aanestad in an effort to include the Sites Reservoir in an infrastructure bond. It didn’t happen. Plans for the reservoir, which would span the Glenn and Colusa county lines west of Maxwell, have been in the works for years. Since the turn of the century the state has spent $50 million and the federal government another $15 million on various studies of the reservoir, which would hold up to 1.8 million acre-feet of water from the Sacramento River. An acre-foot of water is about 326,000 gallons, and a Department of Water Resources study estimates the state needs to add up to 9 million acre-feet of new storage between now and 2050. The three-year drought has emphasized that point, with groundwater levels sinking precariously lower as farmers and other water users made up for dwindling surface water supplies. The water to fill Sites would be diverted from the Sacramento River at Red Bluff and flow into the reservoir through the Tehama Colusa-Canal and canals in the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District. Rice farmer LaMalfa, R-Richvale, didn’t forget about the proposed reservoir when he was elected to Congress two years ago. There, in a rare collaboration with a Democrat, he teamed up with Rep. John Garamendi, from Davis, whose District 3 abuts LaMalfa’s District 1 and includes Colusa County and part of Glenn County. The two announced in March that they were co-authoring a bill directing the federal government to accelerate a feasibility study to authorize Sites Reservoir construction. Like so many before it, the bill stalled after the House and Senate disagreed on their approaches to drought issues. There may yet be hope, LaMalfa told Scripps newspapers reporter Bartholomew Sullivan last week. He said congressional staffs are still in discussions, and he’s hopeful a House-Senate conference committee could include the bill in a future report. If that doesn’t happen, LaMalfa said, he hopes to get it passed as a stand-alone bill. Earlier this year, with enhanced pressure brought on by the drought, it looked like timing for the LaMalfa-Garamendi bill couldn’t get any better. Perhaps it just has. For one thing, Republicans and Democrats, on the surface at least, are at least talking about cooperating with one another to accomplish the country’s business. A Democrat and Republican already have cooperated, at least on this particular bill. Maybe that cooperation can win enough support to push it through. It seems like an easy enough way to demonstrate a new Congressional spirit without comprising anyone’s party principles. There’s one other piece of good news that might tip the balance. In talking up their bill, LaMalfa and Garamendi should be sure to make a big point of the possibilities, especially since the legislation doesn’t guarantee federal funding. In last week’s election, with 67 percent in favor, voters strongly approved Proposition 1, the state water bond issue that will make available $7.1 billion for water quality, supply, treatment and storage projects. Though Prop. 1 doesn’t name projects, it’s very clear that a good chunk of the money is earmarked for water storage and replenishing groundwater. Adding 1.8 million acre-feet of storage capacity would certainly relieve some of the pressure on groundwater supplies. During the Prop. 1 campaign, the Sites Dam and the Temperance Flat Dam in Fresno were the two projects most often mentioned as funding recipients. LaMalfa needs to add that to his sales pitch. Read More

October 19th -- Responding to Ebola

2014/10/19

To view this full newsletter, please click here. Dear Friend, The current Ebola outbreak merits an equally serious security response from our government. This week, I have been working with lawmakers in the House to introduce legislation to impose a travel ban between the United States and Ebola-stricken areas as well as suspend the issuance of visas for travel to the U.S. from affected countries until this virus is declared no longer a threat. You can read my statement here. While I was happy to see the President finally address this issue, the fact is that this administration has failed to take even the most common sense steps to protect the health and safety of U.S. citizens. Americans need to be assured that their government is taking any and every action to eradicate the spread of this disease, and banning air travel from at-risk countries is one of the most basic measures that should have been taken weeks ago. As I continue to urge action on these responsible measures, be assured that I am  resolved to cease the spread of this virus and to keep our people safe —both those on our soil, and the medical and military personnel providing assistance on the front lines. The safety of the American people is my priority, and I believe it is my primary responsibility as your Congressman. Please take a moment share your thoughts below. I value your perspective, and I want to hear from you. I am here to serve you, so please reach out with any questions, concerns, or thoughts that you have. Sincerely, Doug LaMalfa Read More

Rep. LaMalfa Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola-affected Countries

2014/10/17

Washington, DC – Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today released the following statement calling for a complete travel ban on commercial flights to and from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. “While I was happy to see the President finally address this issue, the fact is that this administration has failed to take even the most common sense steps to protect the health and safety of U.S. citizens. Americans need to be assured that their government is taking any and every action to eradicate the spread of this disease, and banning air travel from at-risk countries is one of the most basic measures that should have been taken weeks ago,” continued LaMalfa. “If the President is serious about protecting U.S. citizens, then I urge him to take immediate action to ensure we do not put any more American’s lives at risk to this deadly virus.” Representative LaMalfa is working with lawmakers in introducing legislation to impose a temporary travel ban between the United States and Ebola-stricken areas as well as suspend the issuance of visas for travel to the U.S. from affected countries until this virus is declared no longer a threat. 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.  ### Read More

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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.


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Tom McClintock

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Paul Cook

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Jeff Denham

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Devin Nunes

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Buck McKeon

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Gary Miller

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Ed Royce

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Ken Calvert

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John Campbell

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Darrell Issa

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