WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park needs a lot of work, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis warned lawmakers Tuesday.
What’s needed is not glamorous, and not unique to one park. The deferred maintenance backlog at all national parks is now pegged at $11.5 billion, a burden looming even as the National Park Service solicits corporate and congressional support for its 2016 centennial celebration.Read More
Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:47 am
Our federal and state delegates should keep the heat on in favor of funding Sites Reservoir on the Colusa-Glenn counties border. And citizens of the region should join in, too.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted against a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that allowed the President’s immigration amnesty plan to move forward. H.R. 240, which funds DHS for the remainder of the fiscal year, passed 257-167 with only Republicans in opposition.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress:
“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech is a wake-up call to those who haven’t yet accepted that Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons is dangerous not just for Israel, but also for the United States. Our enduring friendship with Israel, one based upon mutual trust and respect, demands that we stand against those who threaten Israel’s existence.Read More
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA-03) this week announced the introduction of HR 1060, which will accelerate the completion of a feasibility study of Sites Reservoir and authorize the project should it be found feasible.
A few buildings dot the landscape in the valley proposed for the Sites Reservoir. Bill Husa - Chico Enterprise-Record fileRead More
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) today announced the introduction of H.R. 1060, which will accelerate the completion of a feasibility study of Sites Reservoir and authorize the project should it be found feasible. Located in Colusa and Glenn counties, Sites Reservoir is a proposed off-stream reservoir that would store as much as 1.8 million acre feet of water for cities, agriculture, and the environment.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) released the following remarks regarding the on-going investigation into nearly 14,000 Veteran benefits claims that were discovered in a filing cabinet at the Oakland VA and the subsequent report that was released last Wednesday from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG).Read More
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has been involved in a scandal regarding the failure to process valid benefit claims, forcing General Eric Shinseki to resign as Secretary of the department on May 30, 2014. In the latest depressing news, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published “Review of Alleged Mismanagement of Informal Claims Processing at VA Regional Office Oakland,” confirming allegations by Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) that the Oakland VA Regional Office had not processed nearly 14,000 benefit claims dating back to the mid-1990s.Read More
02/19/2015 04:00:53 PM PST
By Doug Oakley
OAKLAND -- The Oakland office of Veterans Affairs improperly filed and then lost about 14,000 unprocessed veterans benefit claims, some dating back to the 1990s, according to a federal government investigation released Wednesday.Read More
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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.
Today, the OIG released its report on the gross mismanagement my office found in our investigation of the Oakland VA. http://t.co/f0skROubYh