Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

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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Rep. Doug LaMalfa Announces Upcoming Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

2016/07/22

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he will be hosting a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in conjunction with the Contractors State License Board on Tuesday, August 2nd in Nevada City. 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 2, 2016, from 10:00am-11:30am

Where: Madelyn Helling Library (Gene Albaugh Comm. Room), 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959

For more information, contact Rep. LaMalfa’s office at (530) 878-5035.

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 Announces Upcoming Glenn & Tehama County Coffees

2016/07/22

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he will be holding community coffee events in both Corning and Ord Bend next Thursday, July 28th. Constituents are invited to join Rep. LaMalfa and his staff to discuss his work in Congress, federal legislation and other issues affecting the North State.

Corning Event

What: Corning Community Coffee

When: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 8:00am-9:30am

Where: Corning Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 Solano Street, Corning, CA, 96021

 

Ord Bend Event

What: Ord Bend Community Coffee

When: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 11:00am-12:30pm

Where: Ord Bend Community Hall, 3241 State HWY 45, Glenn, CA 95943

 

For more information, please contact Rep. LaMalfa’s Oroville 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. LaMalfa Supports Mental Health Reform Bill

2016/07/06

Washington DC -  Rep. LaMalfa today voted in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, a bill he cosponsored reforming our mental health system. LaMalfa released the following statement regarding the bill:

“The bill we passed today offers a bipartisan solution to a broken mental health system impacting over 11 million Americans, and is the result of years’ worth of discussions, investigations, hearings, and debates. The current mental health system, comprised of a chaotic web of duplicative programs and outdated laws, is broken.

This measure ensures a clear pathway to treatment and recovery is available to those with severe mental illness and their families. It should never take a crisis or hitting rock bottom for an individual suffering to receive the help they need. 

“It also helps communities expand treatment options that meet local needs, including the Assisted Outpatient Treatment, which Nevada County has already seen great success with. Importantly, the bill improves access to rural care by prioritizing funding for telemedicine, so patients can rapidly connect with psychiatrists even in remote locations.

“It is time for a change. While the millions of dollars spent each year on mental health have continued to increase, so have rates of violence, suicide, incarceration, and addiction. We cannot afford to stand by and accept the status quo, because it is increasingly clear that that the cost of inaction is far more significant than the cost of action.

H.R. 2646 passed on the House floor unanimously and will now be sent to Senate for consideration. A video of Rep. LaMalfa’s floor speech supporting the legislation can be viewed 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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Largest Japanese internment camp may become National Historic Site

2016/06/25

WASHINGTON 

Michael Doyle: 202-383-0006@MichaelDoyle10

Liberals and conservatives alike want to remember an infamous Northern California internment camp that held Japanese-Americans in punitive conditions during World War II.

The Capitol Hill question now, a perennially pointed one when it comes to Western public land issues, is whether lawmakers can resolve their differences about details.

On Thursday, the National Park Service added its support for establishing the former Tule Lake Segregation Center in Modoc County as a National Historic Site. The move would give Tule Lake the same status as Manzanar, a well-known World War II internment camp site in Inyo County.

At the same time, a top official voiced concerns over parts of a bill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, that would add to the Tule Lake designation some provisions that worry the National Park Service .

“We do have some particular issues,” National Park Service Associate Director Michael Reynolds told a House panel, adding that “we may be able to sit down and work with you.”

Opened in May 1942, Tule Lake was the largest of 10 camps run by the War Relocation Authority following President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s issuance of Executive Order 9066. The presidential order authorized the U.S. military to incarcerate U.S. residents of Japanese descent.

At its peak, Tule Lake housed 18,700 Japanese-Americans. It was also the only camp designated as a segregation center, set aside for the unruly or those considered disloyal to the United States. Twenty-eight guard towers, supported by tanks and machine-gun emplacements, kept order.

“Thousands of Japanese-Americans were shamefully detained against their will,” LaMalfa said, adding that “they retained their dignity under these conditions.”

The park service agrees with the broad intent of LaMalfa’s bill, which would add Tule Lake to the roster of some 90 National Historic Sites. A related Tule Lake bill has been introduced in the Senate by liberal Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California.

Both the House and Senate bills would remove Tule Lake from its current status as a unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which spans three states. LaMalfa said Thursday that Tule Lake wasn’t a good fit for a monument that was primarily built around military actions at places such as Pearl Harbor.

But unlike Boxer’s five-page Tule Lake bill, LaMalfa’s six-page version includes several provisions aimed at maximizing local control.

LaMalfa’s bill, for instance, requires approval by local city and county officials before any new land is added to the federally recognized site. Western conservatives and private property advocates have long chafed under Democratic presidents’ unilateral use of the Antiquities Act to set aside national monuments.

The House bill, unlike the Senate’s, also specifies that park service planners must work to “ensure that management of the historic site does not negatively impact operation of the (local) airport.”

Underscoring this point, the Republican-led subcommittee members called as their only outside witness Nick Macy, owner of Macy’s Flying Service in Tulelake.

“Today, I am one of the biggest nongovernment employers in Modoc County,” Macy said, adding that the LaMalfa bill “strikes a balance” between potentially competing interests.

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Committee Holds Hearing on LaMalfa Tule Lake Historic Site Bill

2016/06/25

Washington DC – The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on a bill Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-R) sponsored to create a National Historic Site on the location of a World War II internment camp. The measure, HR 4387, removes the location from the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and creates the Tule Lake National Historic Site. LaMalfa stated that he believed the location was distinct from the Pacific battlefields which make up the rest of the monument and should be recognized in its own right.

“This bill will recognize the shameful events that occurred at the Tule Lake Camp, where thousands of Japanese Americans were unconstitutionally detained. The Tule Lake National Historic Site will serve as a stark reminder that Americans must always be vigilant in the defense of their rights, during both peace and war,” said LaMalfa. “It also ensures that the historic site and local community work in tandem by requiring the Park Service to develop its management plan in cooperation with the adjacent airport, the City of Tulelake, and Modoc County. Finally, it gives local residents a voice moving forward by preventing any expansion of the site without the support of residents.  

Modoc County resident Nick Macy, operator of the Tule Lake Airport adjacent to the existing monument, testified about the community’s support for recognizing the historic nature of the location and engaging local residents in future management of the site. The airport employs several dozen residents, making it one of the largest private employers in Modoc County. While some groups have advocated for significant expansion of the existing monument, the expansion proposals would result in the closure of the airport. HR 4387 prohibits any expansion of the Historic Site without written concurrence from the City of Tulelake and Modoc County.    

“Our community has always supported telling the story of the men and women who were incarcerated, so that this wrong is never repeated. HR 4387 strikes a balance between respecting the events that took place at the Tule Lake camp and protecting the agricultural economy of the area’s 900 family farms,” Macy said.

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 SCOTUS Decision Blocking Executive Immigration Plan

2016/06/23

Washington DC- Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Texas, which upheld a Texas federal district court’s decision barring the President from using executive action to implement the Deferred Action for Parent of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.

“Today, we saw our rule of law upheld at the highest level.  The Supreme Court’s one-sentence opinion, handed down earlier this morning, rightfully blocks the President’s unilateral immigration action, which would have given de facto amnesty to almost 5 million people who are present in our nation illegally. The Constitution makes it clear – Congress writes the law, and the President has a duty to carry those out. This ruling today exemplified once again the importance having separation of powers and checks and balances within our political system.”

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 confronts land abuse management

2016/06/23

To read this article on E&E Daily, click here.

House panel discusses fixing 'abuses' by BLM, Forest Service land managers

Scott Streater, E&E reporter

E&E Daily: Friday, July 25, 2014

 

A House panel yesterday continued to hammer away at what GOP lawmakers, local government leaders and ranchers called federal "bullying" tactics and overreach that has gotten out of hand and threatens the very welfare of communities across the West.

One of the major talking points at yesterday's House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation hearing was Forest Service actions in New Mexico to fence off small streams and waterways in areas of federal grazing allotments to protect habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, which the Fish and Wildlife Service recently listed as endangered.

The area in question is covered by current federal grazing allotments where the mouse is known to live, but where ranchers hold water rights. One of those areas is a small spring-fed stream in the mountains of southern New Mexico called Aqua Chiquita, where the Forest Service has installed fences around the spring with small openings to allow cattle to get water.

The closures have angered New Mexico ranchers and some elected officials, who have accused the agency of essentially taking their water rights.

"The Forest Service came in, in spite of the fact these private property rights exist, and fenced around them," Blair Dunn, a private attorney in Albuquerque who represents cattle ranchers, told the panel yesterday. "At the end of the day, it was still their private property. It was still the U.S. Forest Service ignoring the laws of the state of New Mexico when it comes to water, and ignoring those laws in order to trample private property rights."

Dunn asked Congress to find a solution, and he suggested legislation allowing local governments and property owners to take legal action against employees of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management when they overstep their authority.

"At the end of the day, that is what we are talking about: oversight and a solution that allows the public to take them to court," Dunn said.

But most of the hearing was dominated by concerns about the "militarization" of land management agencies, specifically BLM and the Forest Service.

The Forest Service and BLM were not invited to attend yesterday's panel hearing.

In an opening statement, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) said local government leaders and residents in the West "have been subjected to threats, a lack of cooperation, and numerous unfair or heavy-handed tactics which threaten public safety and threaten the livelihoods of communities, especially those in the public land states."

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) showed the panel slides of what he said were Interior Department enforcement officers wearing body armor and helmets and carrying high-powered rifles and other weapons. He did not say when or where the photos were taken.

"At first glance you, might look at those and think, 'Well, that's some scene from some war zone, maybe Afghanistan or Iraq or something similar to that.' But actually, that's not true. Those are Interior Department agency employees," Stewart said. "I have been disturbed over the past several months as I've learned more and more about the level of militarization that is occurring within many federal agencies. When I see agents with helmets, with shields, with hard-plated body armor, with grenades and in some cases grenade launchers, my assumption is they are military or possibly with the Department of Justice."

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Yesterday's hearing, titled "Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Management Agencies, Part II," was a continuation of a subpanel hearing last October.

At the hearing last fall, witnesses, who included a Wyoming rancher, a property rights attorney and an Idaho county treasurer, told lawmakers that BLM and the Forest Service have essentially trampled on the rights of property owners who lack the financial resources to fight back (E&E Daily, Oct. 30, 2013).

BLM is the federal government's largest land manager, overseeing 256 million acres that make up about 13 percent of the country's total lands; the Forest Service manages 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the panel's ranking member, expressed disappointment yesterday that representatives from BLM and the Forest Service were not invited to testify at the hearing.

"We will not be able to hear their perspective or have them respond directly to the witnesses in order to find solutions and common ground," Grijalva said. "Their presence would have made this a much more useful hearing, and a better use of this committee's time. Instead, this afternoon will be an echo chamber of complaints."

Indeed, yesterday's hearing comes at a time when the federal government's management of public lands has drawn stiff criticism.

In recent months, tensions have focused on law enforcement issues, which came to a head in April when BLM and National Park Service rangers had to face down armed supporters of southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

In Utah, where state lawmakers have demanded the transfer of more than 20 million acres of federal land to the state, some counties have passed resolutions calling federal authority a threat to "the health, safety and welfare" of their citizens, and some have banned BLM rangers (Greenwire, July 17).

But decisions by the Forest Service and BLM to close access to federal lands have also drawn strong criticism.

In May, a county commissioner in Utah led an illegal all-terrain vehicle ride through southeastern Utah's Recapture Canyon to protest a 2007 BLM decision to close the river canyon to motorized vehicles in an effort to protect Anasazi and Pueblo sites dating back more than 2,000 years.

And now come the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse and moves by the Forest Service to erect fences to keep cattle away from the mouse's streamside habitat.

Grijalva noted, as he did at the hearing in October, that BLM oversees 18,000 grazing permits on 155 million acres and the Forest Service manages 8,000 permits on 90 million acres, "the vast majority of which are managed without complaints or incidents," he said.

But LaMalfa urged his colleagues to fashion a legislative solution "for dealing with regulatory abuses by federal land management employees."

"Status quo agency oversight, policies and procedures are inadequate for addressing or deterring employee abuses and may instead embolden overreaching or malicious employee behavior with little risk of retribution for their actions," he said.

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Rep. LaMalfa & California Lawmakers Urge Administration to Reject Water Supply Cuts

2016/06/10

Washington DC- Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 other members of the California delegation in the House today urged the Obama administration to reject proposals from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), which would drastically cut Californians’ access to water stored in Lake Shasta. The proposals would negatively impact Californians around the state, including in the Sacramento Valley.

“Despite our first wet winter in years, misguided federal agencies threaten to cut off the water supplies of millions of Californians. Federal agencies are simultaneously demanding that more water be released from Lake Shasta, but not for human use, and that more water be kept in Lake Shasta, but not for human use,” LaMalfa said. “Neither demand is backed by science, and the only common theme is that both give Californians the short end of the stick.”

Despite having concurred with the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) 2016 Shasta Reservoir operations plan, NMFS proposes cutting releases from Shasta by 20% to retain water for environmental use later in the year. At the same time, FWS proposes drastically increasing Shasta releases in order to aid the Delta smelt, with a potential cost to taxpayers in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

If these proposals are implemented, barely one-quarter of the 4.1 million acre feet of water stored in Lake Shasta, California’s largest reservoir, would be available to Californians, and crops which have already been planted would die for lack of water. Much of the remaining water stored in the reservoir would be released in efforts to aid Delta smelt or used to provide habitat for winter-run chinook salmon later this year.

Video of Rep. LaMalfa’s comments on the proposals may be found at the following link: https://youtu.be/Q-9BbUA7cIc

A PDF copy of the letter sent to federal agencies may be found at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ShastaLetter

 

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 & California Lawmakers Urge Administration to Reject Water Supply Cuts

2016/06/09

Washington DC- Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 other members of the California delegation in the House today urged the Obama administration to reject proposals from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), which would drastically cut Californians’ access to water stored in Lake Shasta. The proposals would negatively impact Californians around the state, including in the Sacramento Valley.

“Despite our first wet winter in years, misguided federal agencies threaten to cut off the water supplies of millions of Californians. Federal agencies are simultaneously demanding that more water be released from Lake Shasta, but not for human use, and that more water be kept in Lake Shasta, but not for human use,”  LaMalfa said. “Neither demand is backed by science, and the only common theme is that both give Californians the short end of the stick.”

Despite having concurred with the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) 2016 Shasta Reservoir operations plan, NMFS proposes cutting releases from Shasta by 20% to retain water for environmental use later in the year. At the same time, FWS proposes drastically increasing Shasta releases in order to aid the Delta smelt, with a potential cost to taxpayers in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

If these proposals are implemented, barely one-quarter of the 4.1 million acre feet of water stored in Lake Shasta, California’s largest reservoir, would be available to Californians, and crops which have already been planted would die for lack of water.Much of the remaining water stored in the reservoir would be released in efforts to aid Delta smelt or used to provide habitat for winter-run chinook salmon later this year.  

Video of Rep. LaMalfa’s comments on the proposals may be found at the following link: https://youtu.be/Q-9BbUA7cIc

A PDF copy of the letter sent to federal agencies may be found at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ShastaLetter

 

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

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.


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