Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa


LaMalfa Votes to Block “Operation Choke Point”


Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-R) today voted in favor of a measure that would block the Obama administration from preventing law-abiding businesses from operating without due process. HR 766 prohibits federal banking regulators from formally or informally suggesting, requesting, or ordering a financial institution to terminate a specific customer account, or group of customer accounts, except in specific circumstances affecting national security. The measure passed on a 250-169 vote and will now be sent to the Senate.    

“We acted today to block “Operation Choke Point”, under which the Obama administration has attacked law-abiding businesses like firearm and ammunition dealers by coercing banks to cut off their financing. The government should never act outside of the law to achieve a president’s political goals, but that’s exactly what Operation Choke Point was designed to do: shut down law-abiding businesses not through legal action, but with an implied threat to their banks.”

Beginning in 2012, federal agencies including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Department of Justice sent letters to financial institutions identifying firearm dealers as “high risk”, and implying that institutions which did business with them would face additional scrutiny. Over the course of the following years, a number of firearm dealers saw their accounts closed and financing cut off, despite never having been charged with a crime or accused of violating financial regulations.

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 Introduces Legislation to Recognize Tule Lake Internment Site


Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to designate a Historic Site on the grounds that were formerly internment camps during World War II for nearly 30,000 Americans of Japanese descent. In addition to designating the location a Historic Site, the bill requires the National Park Service to consult with Modoc County, the City of Tulelake, and the adjacent Tulelake Airport when planning management of the Historic Site. Following the introduction of H.R. 4387, the Tule Lake National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2016, Rep. LaMalfa released the following statement:

“Establishing a Historical Site for the internment camps that were once used to intern thousands of Japanese-Americans recognizes and respects those who suffered shameful violations of their most basic civil rights,” said LaMalfa. “This measure also engages Modoc County, the City of Tulelake and the Tulelake Municipal Airport in the management process, giving those who live and work near the historic site a voice in its management.”

While the land to be designated is currently a part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, the Historic Site designation will allow the location to be managed independently of the Monument. LaMalfa added that the location’s inclusion in the Monument, which consists primarily of World War II battlefields, did not properly reflect the events that occurred there.

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 Statement Regarding the President’s State of the Union Address


Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa released the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

The President spoke tonight of building trust, working together, and having more constructive debates, though this isn’t the first time he’s made those promises.

He also spoke glowingly of failed policies like Obamacare, which is causing rate increases of up to 29% in the North State; his disastrous agreement with Iran, which recently tested nuclear-capable missiles; and his misguided focus on climate change, which threatens to derail key sectors of the American economy.

This can be another year of business as usual, with the President pushing bigger government and more taxes, or he can join us in working to address our country’s challenges.

Congress passed a tax credit package to support advanced research, provide tax breaks for college students, and help small businesses invest in new equipment.

A transportation measure that will build infrastructure for years to come passed in both houses with overwhelming bipartisan support.

The House and Senate worked together and sent the President a bill restoring Americans’ right to decide which health care plan is right for them.

We’re focused on an agenda that will restore a confident America, but Congress can’t fix these problems alone. We need a partner in the White House that’s willing to give up his partisan rhetoric and join us in working to strengthen our economy and keep America safe.

The President says he’s finally ready to work with us, but he’s made that claim before without following through. If the President is willing to stand by his words and work with Congress to empower Americans to make their own decisions, then we can have a constructive 2016.


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 Roll Back Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood


Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today voted in favor of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. The measure, which will now be sent to the President’s desk, repeals the core components of Obamacare and blocks federal funding to Planned Parenthood over the next year while increasing funding for community health centers.

“The President promised American families that Obamacare would save them $2,500 a year, let them keep their doctor, and keep their health care plan.

Five years later we know those promises were not kept, that premiums in the North State increased, not decreased, and many people saw increases by as much as 30% this year.  We know that many are unable to see their old doctors, and millions have been forced off of health care plans they’ve had for years.

Today, we used a process known as reconciliation to place Obamacare repeal on the President’s desk.  I hope he will do what is clearly best for the country and what the people want by signing this bill.

Additionally, this legislation redirects funds currently provided to Planned Parenthood to other women's health providers so women can continue to receive care, without forcing taxpayers to fund abortion providers. There are 1694 federally qualified health clinics in California where women can receive quality care, compared to just 114 Planned Parenthood clinics. Reprograming these funds let us protect real healthcare for women without forcing taxpayers to support abortion providers.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, H.R. 3762, which passed on a vote of 240-181, would reduce the federal deficit by $516 billion over the next 10 years. 

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 Comments on President Obama’s Firearm Executive Order Proposal


Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s proposed executive actions regarding the Second Amendment:

“Rather than improving public safety, the most significant outcome of the President’s plan is to force more law-abiding Americans to pay government fees to exercise their Constitutional rights. If that isn’t emblematic of the entire Obama administration, I don’t know what is.

“We’ve seen time and time again that impeding the rights of law-abiding citizens doesn’t deter criminals and terrorists from breaking our laws. Limiting Americans’ ability to protect their families will embolden criminals, and areas with the most restrictions on firearms consistently have higher crime rates than areas in which citizens may defend themselves. For example, one would think the President would know that in Washington, D.C, where it is extremely difficult to legally purchase a firearm, the murder rate rose 54% last year due to criminals who acquire firearms illegally.

“If the President truly wants to improve public safety, he should recognize that new requirements do little when the government doesn’t enforce laws already on the books. In California, for example, Attorney General Kamala Harris was given $25 million to seize guns from convicted felons who are prohibited from owning firearms. After a year, the Attorney General had spent 40% of the funds to address just 17% of the problem.

“I’ll be working with my colleagues in the House to examine the legality of the President’s plan and limit it in every way.  As the President has so often stated, he can’t change the law without action from Congress.”

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 Opposes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill


Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement regarding his vote against the $1.1 trillion spending package to fund the government through September 2016.

“We knew going in that Speaker Ryan was working to make the best of the bad hand he was dealt when he was chosen to lead the House. However, I could not support the final product of negotiations.

“This bill contains some very positive components. It increases pay for our troops, closes loopholes in our Visa Waiver Program so we know who is entering our country, and funds health benefits for 9/11 first responders. It accelerates approval of Sites Reservoir, completing the decades-long study of a project that Californians so clearly need. The measure also frees up millions in federal funds provided to North State transportation projects that were never built, allowing more highway and road improvements without spending new funds.   

“However, the bill increases spending at a time when the federal debt has reached astounding levels and leaves a number of issues on the table. The administration’s Waters of the United States power grab, already rejected by two federal courts, remains in place, as does the President’s immigration plan.

“Ultimately, the growing deficit and the likelihood of interest rate increases indicate that debt service will be an increasingly larger responsibility for Congress, a problem this bill makes worse.

“In order to truly reform the government, we must look beyond the third of federal spending in this bill and address the autopilot programs that run the nation farther into the red every year. I am committed to working with the Speaker to put our nation back on sound footing by simplifying our tax code, reforming autopilot spending, and replacing Obamacare.”

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 Passage of Major Tax Credit Measure for Families, Small Businesses & Farms


Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today supported a measure that extends a wide array of tax credits for American families, students, farms and employers, creating more certainty and decreasing costs for taxpayers. The bill ends a cycle of last minute, retroactive extensions that have inhibited investment and prevented economic growth. Passed on a 318-109 vote, the proposal will now be considered by the Senate.   

“This package will not only decrease taxes for families across the nation, it will spur more investment and growth by small businesses and farms in Northern California. It’s simply unconscionable that Americans have had to wait until the last days of each year to find out under which laws they’ll be taxed. Today we ended that vicious cycle, and Americans can finally make financial decisions with greater stability to plan for the future. This package supports education through tax credits for students and teachers, and increases protections to rein in the IRS,” said LaMalfa. “Particularly important components for the First District are provisions that allow farmers and ranchers to make informed decisions about how new tractors and other equipment will be taxed. ”    

Tax credits for families, students and teachers include the following:

  • Permanent extension of the child tax credit of up to $3,000 to help working families meet their needs.
  • Permanent extension of the K-12 teacher classroom expenses credit of up to $250 to offset the out-of-pocket expenses many teachers incur.
  • A two-year extension of the tax deduction of up to $4,000 for tuition and related expenses for higher education.
  • Permanent extension of higher education tax credit up to $2,500 for qualified tuition and related postsecondary education expenses.
  • An expanded definition of qualified higher education expenses for which tax-preferred distributions from 529 accounts are eligible to include computer equipment and technology.

Pro-business tax credits aimed at creating economic growth and certainly for employers include the following:

  • The bill makes permanent the “Section 179” small business expensing of up to $500,000 for investment in equipment, software, property and other capital expenses. 
  • A permanent extension of the research and development (R&D) tax credit and an expansion of the credit for more small businesses.  
  • A five-year extension of the 50-percent accelerated depreciation for property.

Obamacare taxes rolled back by the bill include the following:

  • A two-year moratorium on the medical device tax of 2.3% on devices like pacemakers, MRI machines, and artificial heart valves.
  • A two-year moratorium on the “Cadillac Tax”, which imposes an arbitrary 40% tax on high cost health plans.   

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 Announces Nominees to the United States Service Academies


Washington DC- Representative Doug LaMalfa today announced the eleven individuals he has nominated as candidates to the United States Service Academies. The U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy each require a Congressional nomination in order to attend. 

“To say that I am proud of  each of these impressive individuals is an understatement. These candidates have excelled, both in the classroom and in their service to our community and our nation,” stated Rep. LaMalfa. “Not only have they undergone a highly competitive application process, each has an earnest desire to serve and defend their country. I am pleased to offer them as nominees for nationwide Service Academy Appointments.”

Representative LaMalfa’s nominees were recommended by a committee of North State community leaders and veterans from various branches of the military. The committee recommended a slate of nominees after interviewing and carefully considering the files of North State students who applied for the nomination. Having been nominated, the students must now compete with other nominees for an appointment to the academies. Academy officials will begin announcing appointments in January.

California First Congressional District Service Academy Nominations:

Trent Foster- Nevada City
U.S. Naval Academy

Christiana Jackman- Redding
U.S. Air Force Academy

Nicholas Katz- Chico
U.S. Military Academy

Anna Lewis- Lakehead
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Garret Reader- Nevada City
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Mason Royse- Redding
U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy

Kody Rulofson- Cottonwood
U.S. Naval Academy

Bradley Salyer- Redding
U.S. Military Academy

David Shattuck- Redding
U.S. Naval Academy

Rory Sprague – Chico
U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy

Wyatt Wyckoff- Magalia
U.S. Military Academy

Rep. LaMalfa announced and congratulated these nominees on the House Floor. To view his remarks, please click here: 

Any student with a strong desire to serve our nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces is invited to contact Congressman LaMalfa in the spring of their junior year. Please visit his website for his nomination application and instructions. You may also call his Oroville District office and speak with his U.S. Service Academy Advisor at (530)534-7100.


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Rep. LaMalfa Responds to GAO Report Confirming EPA Deceit in WOTUS Rulemaking Process


Washington, DC - Today, Congressman LaMalfa released the following statement after the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated a federal law in promoting the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation by engaging in covert propaganda and grassroots lobbying to support the rule: 

“It’s no surprise that the Government Accountability Office found that the EPA violated federal laws and engaged in a propaganda campaign. In fact, this is the status quo for the EPA.  From the start, agency officials showed little hesitancy in pushing their Waters of the U.S proposal to give unelected bureaucrats control of nearly every body of water in the country. Instead of adhering to the formal rulemaking process and taking into account public opposition, serious stakeholder concerns, and considerable questions of legality, EPA used illegal propaganda to promote extreme partisan priorities.  Using taxpayer funds to deceive the American public is completely unacceptable, which is why I will continue using every tool available to block funding for EPA’s WOTUS overreach and uphold our rule of law.”

The full text of the GAO report can be found by CLICKING here.

A video of Rep. LaMalfa speaking in opposition to EPA’s WOTUS rule on the House floor can be found by CLICKING here.

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 Celebrates the Anniversary of the Bill of Rights


Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement in celebration of the two hundred and twenty fourth anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution that became effective on December 15, 1791.

“Today marks a historic day for our nation. On this very day two hundred and twenty four years ago, ten of the proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States were ratified by the states, forming the Bill of Rights. Including the right to free speech and religion, the right to bear arms, the right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, and the right of states to self-govern, these amendments helped form the foundation of a federal Republic with limited powers.

“Sadly, the Bill of Rights could be dissolved to mere pen strokes on a page unless we resolve in America to work to preserve it each day, and I don’t mean simply preserving it in the National Archives down the street. I mean we must preserve these rights in the legislation we pass, in the conduct of our government, and in our actions as citizens of this great nation.

“The Bill of Rights isn’t just a snap shot in time, but must remain as a way of life here in America. However, maintaining these rights requires our vigilance. Freedom is fragile, and God forbid that we ever take our rights for granted, or that these amendments become just a dusty historical document instead of principles to protect. I remain grateful for the opportunity to do just that in Congress.”

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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Wishing You a Merry Christmas

2015-12-22 18:46:18

Rep. LaMalfa Admonishes EPA for Violated Federal Law Over WOTUS

2015-12-17 20:40:13

Rep. LaMalfa Congratulates U.S. Service Academy Nominees

2015-12-16 16:09:44

LaMalfa Urges Dept. of Interior Secretary Jewell to Address Iron Mountain Mine

2015-12-14 21:26:01

Rep. LaMalfa Remembers Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 2015

2015-12-06 20:08:10

Rep. LaMalfa Comments on UN Climate Summit in Paris

2015-12-03 17:47:17

Measure Introduced by Rep. LaMalfa Unanimously Passes House

2015-12-01 18:11:54

Rep. LaMalfa Applauds End of NSA Phone Data Collection

2015-11-30 20:47:42

Rep. LaMalfa Supports Restoring Original Purpose of Land and Water Conservation Fund

2015-11-19 17:09:29

California HSR Authority Hides Projected Budget Increase from Public

2015-11-17 17:35:04

Rep. LaMalfa Denounces Terrorist Attacks Against Paris

2015-11-16 20:48:38

Rep. LaMalfa Urges the Senate to Stop EPA’s Regulatory Overreach

2015-11-03 18:26:56

Thank you, Veterans

2015-11-10 21:45:36

Rep. LaMalfa Questions National Park Service on Fee Increases

2015-11-02 21:36:16

Rep. LaMalfa Opposes Raising the Debt Ceiling

2015-10-29 14:47:10

Rep. LaMalfa Supports Mental Health Reform

2015-10-28 16:13:51

LaMalfa Supports Increasing Access to Quality Education

2015-10-21 19:52:26

Rep. LaMalfa Comments on Low Water Storage Levels

2015-10-15 18:01:38

Rep. LaMalfa Stands Up for U.S. Almond Industry

2015-10-15 15:25:44

Rep. LaMalfa Congratulates Ghidotti High School for 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award

2015-10-01 16:43:38

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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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