Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

LaMalfa Thanks White House for Camp Fire Emergency Declaration

2018/11/09

(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump granted a federal Emergency Declaration for Butte County following Acting Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for federal aid for areas impacted by the Camp Fire.
 
The Camp Fire started on Thursday morning and has already destroyed an estimated 2,000 structures, with 15,000 more threatened in Paradise, CA and surrounding areas. There have been multiple injuries with five confirmed fatalities. The fire was most recently reported as 100,000 acres and only 5% contained.
 
LaMalfa said: “The Camp Fire, which broke out yesterday morning, has devastated the town of Paradise and surrounding areas in a matter of hours. Five lives have already been lost to this fire. It’s far from over, but firefighters from across the state are working tirelessly to contain the rapidly spreading fire. I’ve been in close contact with the White House in order to keep the President up to speed, and I thank the Administration as well as Acting Governor Newsom for the quick response to provide emergency funding from FEMA. Please pray for our first responders, the people of Paradise and Magalia, as well as others already impacted by this deadly fire. My office will do all that we can to assist emergency personnel and provide information to the public as we receive it.”
 
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 Presents Funding to Eastern Plumas Health Care to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

2018/10/09

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after joining U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development California State Director Kim Dolbow Vann to award a Community Facilities Grant totaling $145,000 from Rural Development to Eastern Plumas Health Care for a new First Responder vehicle. This specific grant funding is part of the $5 million set-aside under the USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant program to combat the opioid epidemic in rural communities
 
LaMalfa said: “In Congress, we’ve taken unprecedented steps to combat the growing opioid epidemic in this country, and I’m happy to see these funds are being allocated right here in Northern California. Rapid response is absolutely critical when it comes to a prescription drug overdose or any other emergency, and it can be even more difficult in rural areas. It’s important that first responders have a modern fleet of ambulances to work with, and I’m confident that this funding will help them to better do their jobs and save lives in Plumas County.”
 
Vann said: “California’s rural communities have not been spared from the opioid epidemic, and USDA Rural Development has made it a priority to support projects addressing opioid prevention, treatment and recovery. Eastern Plumas Health Care District’s new first responder vehicle is one of nineteen projects awarded and part of a nearly $1.5 million investment in California.”
 
Rep. LaMalfa and USDA Rural Development CA State Director Kim Dolbow Vann meet with Eastern Plumas Health Care.
 
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 Presents Grant Award to Indian Valley Community Services District

2018/10/09

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after joining U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development California State Director Kim Dolbow Vann to present an Economic Initiative Impact Grant from Rural Development totaling $37,500 to the Indian Valley Community Services District (CSD) for the purchase of a new fire engine.
 
LaMalfa said: "Indian Valley CSD has the responsibility to provide basic services to the people of Greenville, Taylorsville, and Crescent Mills – and that includes fire protection, which is often no easy task in Northern California. That’s why I think this funding is so important and is why an upgraded fire engine will have a meaningful impact on the people of the Indian Valley community. I thank the USDA and California State Director of Rural Development, Kim Vann for helping to make sure this key funding was awarded appropriately and will be put to good use.”
 
Vann said: “I am proud to stand with Representative LaMalfa today to highlight the important impact USDA’s programs have in our rural communities. The grant award to Indian Valley CSD is a great example of our ongoing investment in rural first responders that helps ensure they have the equipment and resources they need to effectively respond to emergency situations.”
 
Rep. LaMalfa with firefighter Lucas Giese, Rural Development CA State Director Kim Dolbow Vann, Fire Chief Tony Balbiani, and firefighter George Wolley.
 
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 Introduces Bill to Help Law Enforcement Eradicate Illegal Marijuana Grows

2018/10/05

(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 7018, the Protecting Lands Against Narcotics Trafficking (PLANT) Act. This legislation provides resources to help local, state, and federal law enforcement eradicate illegal marijuana grows on public lands, increases fines and penalties for illegally producing marijuana on public lands, and establishes a fund to restore land that has been damaged by illegal cultivation activities paid for through fines imposed on illegal growers.
 
According to the U.S. Forest Service, roughly 90% of all illegal marijuana grow sites are located on National Forest System land in California. Local, state, and federal officials recently completed a year-long illegal marijuana eradication effort known as Operation Forest Watch. The effort resulted in the seizure of 82 firearms, 638,370 plants, and over 103,603 pounds of trash, pesticides, and chemicals.
 
LaMalfa said: “Illegal marijuana cultivation has become a huge problem on our federal lands – to the point where it’s a clear danger to the public and harmful to the environment. Law enforcement doesn't have the resources to keep pace with organized, large-scale grow operations often run by international cartel organizations. The PLANT Act helps support efforts to combat these illegal grow sites while creating a fund to restore land damaged by illegal pesticides and other chemicals. This is a bipartisan issue that I’ve been working on since I’ve been in Congress. Our public land is being abused and held hostage by armed drug traffickers, and we need to be able to enjoy our federal public lands without fear of stumbling across one of these very dangerous grow sites. The environmental damage done by illegal pesticides, illegal water diversions, and killing of wildlife at these sites is immense. My bill equips law enforcement with the tools they need to eradicate this threat and begin the cleanup.”
 
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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Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Lease for New Clinic in Redding

2018/10/03

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded a new lease for a healthcare facility in Redding, California. Once completed, the new clinic will consolidate the operations of two existing clinics in the area while also providing 50% more total space. The expanded space allows for an additional 17 mental health providers, a mammography division, and a second x-ray unit at the facility.
 
Last year, with Congressman LaMalfa’s support, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee authorized the VA to lease the new facility in Redding. The North State is home to more than 60,000 veterans and many more active duty service members.
 
LaMalfa said: “One of my top priorities in Congress has been improving the quality of care for veterans in the North State. I worked on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to authorize this new lease last year, and I’m pleased the VA is moving forward. This is a significant, if overdue, upgrade to the types of care and services available to our veterans in Redding. Now we must ensure the facility is staffed with high-quality doctors and health providers in order for it to deliver on its considerable promise.”
 
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 Statement on United States Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement

2018/10/02

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement on the newly formed trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada that will serve as the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
 
LaMalfa said: “This new agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico seems to be a positive step for American trade interests. While the American economy has rebounded as of late, a new trade agreement that fosters job creation could greatly benefit working families in rural America. Many farmers and producers in Northern California could certainly use increased opportunities to export their crops and other goods. I look forward to thoroughly reviewing this agreement to ensure that it’s in the best interest of our 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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House Passes First Phase of Tax Reform 2.0

2018/09/28

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6756, the American Innovation Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act.
 
LaMalfa said: “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has already been transformative for the American economy. We’re seeing a surging job market, the lowest unemployment rate in years, and record optimism among small business owners. Now we’re building on these efforts and taking the next step with Tax Reform 2.0 to ensure that our economy continues to grow for years to come. These bills ensure long term consistency for families and individuals by making the tax cuts permanent and simplifying retirement savings. They also encourage business innovation by giving new small businesses more flexibility to grow and prosper. We shouldn’t wait another 30 years before updating our tax code again, and these bills are a great start.”
 
  • H.R. 6756, the America Innovation Act – allows new businesses and entrepreneurs to write off more of their initial start-up costs.
 
  • H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act – simplifies retirement savings, creates a new universal savings account, expands the use of 529 education savings accounts, and allows families to access their own savings to support parental leave.
 
  • H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act – makes permanent provisions that:
 
  • Reduce individual tax rates.
  • Modify the taxation of the unearned income of children.
  • Allow a deduction for qualified business income of pass-through entities.
  • Increase the standard deduction.
  • Increase and modify the child tax credit.
  • Increase the limitation for certain charitable contributions.
  • Exclude from gross income discharges of student loan debt due to the death or disability of the student.
  • Double the estate and gift tax exemption amount.
  • Increase the alternative minimum tax exemption amount for individuals.
 
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 Supports Independent Investigation into Oroville Dam in Appropriations Measure

2018/09/27

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement in support of language that was included in the Energy and Water appropriations bill report that requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct an independent inspection and review of the Oroville Dam facility. The bill was recently signed into law by President Trump.
 
LaMalfa said: “The previous forensic report raised many concerns with regards to the safety and design of the Oroville Dam, but I believe a completely independent investigation is required in which there are no current or former employees of DWR involved. That could be a conflict of interest, and ensuring that this process is thorough is absolutely necessary when it concerns the involvement of federal dollars and the safety of nearby residents.” 
 
The language include in the bill states that:
 
FERC shall require the licensee of Oroville Dam to request the United States Society on Dams to nominate independent consultants to prepare a level 2 risk analysis, consistent with the Commission's guidelines, for use in conducting the next Part 12 safety review of Oroville Dam, currently scheduled for 2019. FERC shall ensure the independence of the nominated consultants from the licensee.
 
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 Reauthorizes Federal Aviation Administration

2018/09/27

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act, a 5-year bill to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), provide long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, increase investment in airports across the country, improve America’s competitiveness in the global aviation sector, strengthen passenger protections, and ensure the safety of the traveling public. Congressman LaMalfa serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees the FAA as well as all airports in the United States.
 
LaMalfa said: “Leaning on America’s long history of skyward innovation and pioneering spirit, the FAA Reauthorization Act is an investment in our future. In addition to providing long term stability for our aviation sector, it improves the quality of life for everyday commercial air travelers and invests in rural airports – including a provision I worked on that will allow the City of Chico to apply for a grant that would return commercial air service to the local airport. This legislation is important for the continued success of American aviation, and it puts passengers and communities first.”
 
Norm Rosene, Co-Founder and Spokesperson for JetChico, said: "JetChico is very excited about this legislation. It will allow the City of Chico to pursue a Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant, which will be used to attract airline service to Chico Municipal Airport. JetChico is extremely grateful to Congressman LaMalfa and his staff for their persistence, and for their continuous support in the important effort to return commercial air service to Butte County.”
 
Small airports, such as Chico Municipal, can apply for a SCASDP grant to help fund the start of a new air travel route. However, an airport can never apply for the same route twice under current rules. In 2006, Chico applied for and was granted funding to start a route to LAX, but never actually used the funds. H.R. 4 alters the SCASDP reapplication rules to allow airports to apply for the same route after 10 years.
 
Additional highlights of H.R. 302 include:
 
  • Creates a remote air traffic control tower pilot program to deploy new advanced technologies and lower costs of air traffic control services.
  • Reforms the Federal Contract Tower Program and updates FAA’s dated cost benefit analysis for current contract towers.
  • Reauthorizes the Essential Air Service Program and the Small Community Air Service Development Program.
  • Improves rest and duty rules for flight attendants and pilots.
  • Advances low-altitude unmanned aircraft systems traffic management systems and services.
  • Ensures a percentage of assistance provided in the wake of a disaster is invested in pre-disaster hazard mitigation so that state, tribal, and local governments can pre-empt damage and distress resulting from disasters.
 
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 Department of Defense Funding Measure

2018/09/26

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act and Continuing Appropriations Act.
 
LaMalfa said: “The responsible use of the appropriations process by this Congress in recent months has produced tangible results – it has been 22 years since this many appropriations measures were passed on time. This legislation will provide much-needed stability for our military by fully funding the Department of Defense for the first time in more than a decade. It also provides resources to fight against the opioid epidemic, strengthen investments in medical research, and makes critical resources available to improve our schools and promote job readiness. While I’m cautious of the use of continuing resolutions as a stopgap tool, we need to keep the government running until these spending issues can be further addressed in December. This appropriations process is much closer to the regular order that was intended, and that is certainly a step in the right direction.”
 
Summaries courtesy of the House Appropriations Committee
 
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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Congressman LaMalfa Leads Moment of Silence for California Wildfire Victims on the House Floor

2018-09-12 23:14:33


LaMalfa Thanks Firefighters after Carr Fire is Contained

2018-09-07 17:34:15


Rep. LaMalfa Congratulates Nevada County Farm Bureau on their 100th Anniversary

2018-07-19 16:40:20


LaMalfa's Amendment will Combat Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations on National Forest System Land.

2018-07-18 21:03:29


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks on the House Floor in Support of ICE

2018-07-18 15:48:17


Rep. LaMalfa Honors the Late Mel Fisher, Pearl Harbor Survivor, on the House Floor

2018-07-12 18:18:43


Rep. LaMalfa Urges Passage of Water Resources Development Act

2018-06-06 20:41:02


Rep. LaMalfa Supports NDAA for Fiscal Yeah 2019

2018-05-24 15:32:21


LaMalfa Urges House to Pass Right to Try Act

2018-03-20 14:47:39


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks on the House Floor in Support of the DOJ Lawsuit against California

2018-03-08 16:16:24


Rep. LaMalfa on Sites Reservoir at Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearing 2/14/18

2018-02-15 20:17:10


Redding's Preston Sharp Attends the State of the Union Address

2018-02-02 21:26:18


Rep. Doug LaMalfa Honors Moriss Taylor on the House Floor

2018-01-25 15:16:47


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks in Support of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act

2018-01-19 16:09:45


LaMalfa Supports S.140 and Tribal Sovereignty

2018-01-10 22:54:45


LaMalfa Talks Tax Reform at the U S Capitol 12 20 17

2017-12-22 17:56:42


Rep. LaMalfa Honors Veterans Day on House Floor

2017-11-09 17:15:23


Rep. LaMalfa Supports Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

2017-11-03 18:50:08


LaMalfa Speaks in Support of the Resilient Federal Forests Act

2017-11-01 22:24:21


LaMalfa, Westerman, Western Members of Congress Hold Press Conference on Wildfire Threat

2017-10-05 20:54:01


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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3076
Fax 202-226-0852
lamalfa.house.gov

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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