Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

LaMalfa Ready to Work with President Trump

2017/01/20

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) after attending the Presidential inauguration ceremonies, issued the following statement as Donald Trump was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States.

LaMalfa said: “I am very pleased to welcome the Trump family to Washington, D.C. and the White House. After eight difficult years, I look forward to the opportunity to work with President Trump to accomplish big things for California and for all of America. That all the typically extravagant inauguration festivities have been drastically scaled back compared to recent years is evidence that this Administration will be focused on taking action. We will work together to bring back jobs, improve our nation’s infrastructure, replenish our military and defense capabilities, and provide better and truly affordable health care options for all Americans, especially for the hard working families that are footing so much of the burden now.”

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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LaMalfa Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress

2017/01/13

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after receiving his committee assignments for the 115th Congress. LaMalfa will continue serving on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Natural Resources, while also adding the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

LaMalfa said: “I am very pleased to announce I will be joining the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in addition to my responsibilities on the Agriculture and Natural Resources committees. I believe the work done on all three committees will greatly benefit Northern California priorities on highways, levees, flood control and water storage as well as our work with Agriculture and Resources, such as forestry management. The best chance for jobs is in our own backyard resources. Oversight of federal regulators is a big part of my responsibility that I look forward to.”

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster said: “I am pleased to welcome Congressman LaMalfa to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Through the years, we’ve worked together on various issues of importance to his home state of California, and he has worked hard to improve Northern California and our nation’s infrastructure.  He will be a valuable addition to the committee.”

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also oversees other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation. It includes a broad oversight portfolio of many federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others.

The House Committee on Natural Resources considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation.

The House Committee on Agriculture oversees policy regarding the production of: food, fiber, and timber products, as well as rural development and food security.  It also sets policy on farm credit, biotechnology, and commodities exchanges.

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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House and Senate Take Initial Step Towards Repealing Obamacare

2017/01/13

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed S.Con.Res.3, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government. This bill does not alter the language to the Affordable Care Act in any way, but is a necessary step that will make it easier for Congress to repeal and replace the ACA in the coming weeks. The bill offers reconciliation instructions that expedite legislative procedures to allow Republicans to avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate and only requires a simple majority of 51 votes to pass repeal legislation – where Republicans currently hold 52 seats.

LaMalfa said: “After the Senate stayed up late to pass this legislation on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, I was glad to join them on Friday along with my Republican colleagues in the House. We’ve talked about repealing Obamacare for years, and for good reason. The law has been a disaster for American families – leading to skyrocketing premiums, reduced health care options, and stifled economic opportunity for millions of Americans. All while being plagued by gross mismanagement that has led to billions of dollars down the drain. Now, Congress has the opportunity to repeal this law and replace it with something better – something that works for all Americans and returns decision-making to the patient.”

S.Con.Res.3 passed the Senate on Thursday morning by a margin of 51-48, and today passed the House by a margin of 227-198.

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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House Passes Legislation to Protect American Farmers, Ranchers, and Businesses

2017/01/13

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 238, the Commodity End-User Relief Act, which erases unintended and excessive red tape that harms end-users, such as ranchers, farmers, manufacturers, and public utilities. The bill contains language authored by Congressman LaMalfa to protect public power ratepayers from cost increases by increasing the sources from which public power entities may purchase energy for future needs.  The bill would benefit those who rely on public utilities in many Northern California communities including: Redding, Biggs, Shasta Lake, Susanville, Roseville, Sacramento and others.

LaMalfa said: “Dodd-Frank imposed costly regulations on our end-users that limit their ability to do their jobs and provide affordable products. My bill, the Public Power Risk Management Act, was included in the Commodity End-User Relief Act and is designed to protect the 47 million Americans who rely on public power from rate hikes due to unnecessary regulatory policies. This legislation helps to eliminate these unintended burdens and levels the playing field for our farmers, ranchers, and small businesses. These folks did not cause the financial crisis and we have to ensure we provide relief from these harmful policies that were originally intended to protect them.”

Highlights of H.R. 238, the Commodity End-User Relief Act:

  • Includes a cost-benefit analysis to ensure the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) produce more practical rules
  • Reduces red tape and provides relief from burdensome requirements that make it more difficult for businesses to manage risks.
  • Prevents farmers, manufacturers, and producers from carrying the burden of the regulatory response to a crisis they did not cause.
  • Codifies new practices instituted by the CFTC and other market regulators to protect customer margin.

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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LaMalfa Votes to Repeal Anti-Israel UN Resolution

2017/01/06

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res. 11, Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.

LaMalfa said: “President Obama’s decision not to veto this anti-Israel UN resolution is a slap in the face to one of our strongest allies. Secretary of State John Kerry even doubled-down by defending the decision publicly. This latest slight only highlights the foreign policy ineptitude that Americans have seen from this Administration for the last eight years. We must send a clear message to the world that the United States stands with our ally, Israel, and we will continue working to secure peace between Israel and Palestine.”  

On December 23, 2016, United Nations Resolution 2334 was passed by a margin of 14-0. The resolution condemns one of America's strongest allies, Israel, and undermines the peace process for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a member of the UN Security Council, the United States had the ability to veto the anti-Israel resolution, however the Administration chose to abstain from voting, allowing it to pass. 

H.Res. 11 calls for UN resolution 2334 to be repealed or altered so that it is no longer anti-Israel, reaffirms America's longstanding commitment to negotiating sustainable peace between Israel and Palestine, and states that the U.S, should oppose any future anti-Israel resolutions or efforts.  

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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LaMalfa Blasts Order from the Secretary of Interior to Cut California’s Water Supply

2017/01/05

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order instructing the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to release 250,000 acre-feet of water per year from California reservoirs to address the endangered Delta smelt population. This proposal would significantly cut Californians’ access to water stored in Lake Shasta and would negatively impact many families and farmers around the state.

LaMalfa said: “For the second year in a row, Washington bureaucrats are trying to take water that could supply millions of Californians in order to let it flow to the ocean unused. On average, one acre-foot of water is enough to supply two families of four for an entire year. This wasteful proposal is based on flawed logic that is not supported by scientific evidence and directly contradicts the National Marine Fisheries’ plan to keep more water in Shasta Dam to maintain cold water for salmon habitat. Once again, federal agencies contradict each other and, once again, they do so without the best interest of North State residents in mind. The Fish & Wildlife Service plan will hurt Californians without helping fish, and federal agencies simply must do better.”

At $500 per acre-foot, releasing 250,000 acre-feet of water would cost $125 million. Modern scientific studies suggest there is no correlation between spring flows and the abundance of Delta smelt in the summer or fall. Some even suggest increasing flows may adversely impact the Delta smelt population.

If both the National Marine Fisheries Service plan to retain water in Lake Shasta for salmon habitat and the Interior proposal to release water for Delta smelt were adopted, federal agencies would reserve the majority of Lake Shasta’s water storage for environmental purposes.

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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LaMalfa Votes to Reform Regulations in Congress

2017/01/05

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act and H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Combined, the two bills give Congress the authority to limit future major regulations and disapprove of last-minute “midnight rules” issued by the President before he leaves office.

LaMalfa said: “Over the last eight years, we’ve witnessed a dramatic increase in burdensome regulations coming from the Administration that have negatively impacted the American people. The REINS Act will help curtail new major regulations by giving Congress the authority to vote on anything that costs American families and businesses more than $100 million, while the Midnight Rules Relief Act enables us to eliminate many existing harmful regulations that the President has tried to implement at the eleventh hour. Now, Congress and President-elect Trump will be able to work together to create jobs and get California’s economy going again.”

“Midnight Rules” are regulations that are rushed into place in the last days and months of a presidential administration. Since Election Day on November 8, 2016, the Obama Administration has introduced 145 new regulations that classify as midnight rules totaling $21.7 billion. Currently, under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is only able to disapprove these regulations one at a time, hindering the ability to target problematic last-minute rules issued by outgoing presidential administrations. H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress the ability to disapprove multiple midnight rules at once when the regulations have been submitted by federal agencies within the last 60 days of a Congressional session during the last year of a presidential administration.

H.R. 26, the REINS Act, gives Congress the authority to vote on any new administration regulation that will destroy American jobs by costing families and businesses $100 million or more, will increase costs for consumers, or will have a significant adverse impact on the economy and U.S. competitiveness. The REINS act mandates that Congress has a 70-day period to vote on any major decisions on economic regulations, ensuring that Congress has the final say.

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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LaMalfa Issues Statement on California’s Eric Holder Selection

2017/01/04

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the California state legislature hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to provide legal counsel for the state’s strategy against the incoming Trump Administration.

LaMalfa said: “While Congress and the President-elect are working on putting Americans back to work and moving our country forward at the start of the 115th Congress, the California legislature’s decision to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder proves they are truly out of touch. Holder was the first Cabinet member in history to be officially held in contempt by Congress in 2012 for withholding information on an investigation – a matter I do not take lightly. This move reeks of desperation in the face of true and substantial change, and it won’t stop us from getting America and California back on the right path. I will work tirelessly with President Trump to reduce burdensome regulations, rebuild American infrastructure and re-institute the rule of law.”

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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LaMalfa Ready to Begin 115th Congress

2017/01/03

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after being sworn in for his third term as a United States Congressman in the 115th Congress.

LaMalfa said: “As I’m sworn in for my third term, I am grateful for the opportunity to work towards accomplishing big things with our new government on issues that are important for our district, such as in agriculture and natural resources, creating jobs, and providing the best possible care for our veterans. Today marks the beginning of the 115th Congress and a new, Republican-led government. I have many priorities in the upcoming months, including the repeal of Obamacare, expanding our economic opportunities, overturning many burdensome regulations, and defeating radical Islamist terrorism. I look forward to working with President-elect Trump and my colleagues in the House to accomplish these goals in 2017, and I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to further the interests of California’s 1st District.”

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 Supports Government Funding Measure, California Water Agreement Passed by House

2016/12/08

Washington, DC –  Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of measures to fund federal government operations and modernize California’s water supply system. H.R. 2028 funds federal government operations at a $1.07 trillion level, $132 billion less than when LaMalfa first took office, and was passed on a 326-96 vote. S.612, which will improve water supply throughout California and accelerates the construction of projects like Sites Reservoir, passed on a 360-61 vote. Both bills are expected to be considered in the Senate rapidly.

“As the 114th Congress comes to a close, House Republicans have ended the year on a strong note by passing a bill that addresses the people’s priorities while ensuring the next Congress and President-elect Trump can begin working together on day one. I’m proud that this bill continues to hold the line on government spending, authorizing $132 billion less than the federal government spent during my first year in the House,” said LaMalfa. “We also fund efforts to combat the opioid abuse crisis facing the nation, speed approval of the President-elects nominee for Secretary of Defense, and continue modernizing our military.”   

LaMalfa also addressed the passage of S.612, the first California water supply proposal to receive support from a majority of California’s delegation in the House and Senator Dianne Feinstein.   

“Today the House took a major step forward to address California’s water supply crisis, passing legislation modernizing operations and advancing projects like Sites Reservoir with strong bipartisan support,” LaMalfa added. “This compromise agreement doesn’t give anyone everything they want, but it does protect North State water rights, improve water reliability in our area, and help build the reservoirs we need to secure California’s economic future. With bipartisan support in the Senate, relief for our farms, families and communities is finally on the horizon.”

Key North State components of the House amendment to S.612, which may be read here, include the following:

  • Ironclad protections for the North State’s senior water rights and language ensuring that any additional water provided South of the Delta is not taken from North State allocations. (Subtitle J, Section 4005)
  • Significant improvements in deliveries for less senior North State water right holders, ensuring that even in droughts they receive at least 50% allocations. (Subtitle J, Section 4005)
  • A new system of authorizing surface water storage projects, including Sites Reservoir, that will speed construction of the infrastructure 67% of Californians voted for in passing Proposition 1 in 2014. The bill also directs $335 million in federal funding toward storage projects. (Subtitle J, Section 4007)
  • Language ensuring that businesses impacted by new storage projects are not only compensated fairly, but have the opportunity to construct replacement facilities on federal land. This provision is intended to protect marinas, resorts, and others who could be impacted by a raised Shasta Dam. (Subtitle J, Section 4008)
  • Requirements that a greater portion of South of Delta water supplies be diverted and stored during winter storms, when doing so does not impact North State supplies or the environment. The current system pits North and South against one another for access to Lake Shasta and other reservoirs during California’s dry summers. This provision allows the South to store additional water that was never available for use by the North and has no environmental necessity. (Subtitle J, Section 4003)

 

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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Contact Information

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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.


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Tom McClintock

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Paul Cook

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Jeff Denham

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David Valadao

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Kevin McCarthy

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Steve Knight

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Ed Royce

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Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Mimi Walters

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Dana Rohrabacher

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