Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

House Democrats Play Politics with Defense Bill

2019/07/12

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020. Historically a bipartisan bill to fund our defense and armed forces, House Democrats have added countless partisan provisions that slash military funding and jeopardize our national security.
 
LaMalfa said: “While the NDAA is a traditionally bipartisan bill, House Democrats have done what they’ve become accustomed to doing since they’ve been in charge – insert partisan politics into what would normally be good legislation. Instead of negotiating to pass a bipartisan bill, as the Senate did when passing their version 86-8, House Democrats have forced through a messaging bill that has no chance of becoming law. This version severely underfunds our military at a time when our biggest geopolitical rivals are doing the exact opposite. Moscow and Beijing continue to aggressively increase their posture on the international stage, and this legislation damages the United States’ ability to deter our adversaries and protect our borders. Our military personnel will be hit with $1.2 billion in funding cuts and asked to do more with even fewer resources than before. Speaker Pelosi should allow for a vote on the stronger Senate bill and provide our military personnel with adequate funding to protect our nation’s sovereignty.”
 
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 and USDA Work to Increase Disaster Recovery Funding for Paradise

2019/07/09

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement applauding the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attention to Butte County’s recovery needs as more funding is set to be announced for Paradise today on Tuesday, July 9th at the California Financing Coordinating Committee’s funding fair in Chico, CA.
 
The additional funding comes as a result of language offered by Congressman LaMalfa and Senator Dianne Feinstein to a disaster aid package that overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate in June and the President has since signed into law. The amendment language allows California Governor Gavin Newsom to certify Paradise’s current population as 5,000, instead of 27,000 listed before the Camp Fire. This will make the city eligible for $150 million in rural development grants that can help with recovery, including housing and wastewater projects.
 
Under the disaster aid package, the counties of Butte, Tehama, Shasta, and Modoc will also be eligible to apply for new community facilities disaster funds.
 
LaMalfa said: “Since the Camp Fire devastated the town of Paradise late last year, we’ve left no stone unturned in order to secure as much funding as possible to aid with recovery. Senator Feinstein and I authored language in the recently-passed disaster aid bill that makes Paradise eligible for $150 million in new rural development grant funds. The new funding we’re seeing is a direct result of those efforts. As we await Governor Newsom’s official certification, I thank USDA, and in particular the efforts of State Director Kim Vann, for their nonstop attention to the needs of Butte County throughout this recovery process and for their prompt response to ensure the city of Paradise is back on its feet as quickly as possible.”
 
Kim Vann, State Director for USDA Rural Development, said: “Rural Development has been working closely with community leaders to help support the recovery and rebuilding after the destruction of the Camp Fire. We’re proud to work alongside Rep. LaMalfa and other state and local partners to continue those efforts, and this additional funding will help expedite plans to rebuild Paradise in a safe and efficient manner.”
 
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 on President Trump’s Visit to North Korea

2019/07/01

(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. President to cross the Demilitarized Zone and set foot in North Korea.
 
LaMalfa said: “Over the weekend, President Donald Trump became the 1st sitting U.S. President to cross the DMZ into North Korea. This is a landmark occasion for America, the Korean Peninsula, and in world affairs. North Korea is still far from a reliable friend, but President Trump is doing the right thing by keeping the door open to continue negotiations for a denuclearized North Korea. That is a goal that we need to obtain, and the President’s efforts help keep more options on the table.”
 
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 Senate Border Supplemental After Democrats’ Delay

2019/06/27

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House agreed to the Senate-passed a $4.6 billion emergency border supplemental bill.
 
LaMalfa said: “The Senate’s rejection of the partisan legislation that passed the House with solely Democrat support earlier this week was telling. Conversely, the Senate’s bill is actually a bipartisan attempt to help improve conditions at our southern border – it easily passed the Senate 84-8. Despite this, Speaker Pelosi remained determined to derail this measure and inject it with partisan politics, but she failed. The House passage of this important emergency supplemental will help give our border personnel the tools and resources they need to handle the dramatic influx of migrants at our southern border, and I was happy to support it. The delay tactics used by House Democrats against this measure are shameful, but I’m pleased that logic and reason won in the end. This is a good, bipartisan compromise that the President should sign into law in short order. Our folks at the southern border desperately need 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 Hosts Art Competition Winner in Washington

2019/06/27

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after hosting Forest Wong, winner of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition representing California’s 1st Congressional District. Her piece, titled May the Forest be With You will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year. Forest attends Oroville High School in Oroville, California.
 
LaMalfa said: “The best part of the Congressional Art Competition is inviting the winning artist to visit Washington, D.C. to see their artwork hanging in the U.S. Capitol firsthand. Forest Wong’s inspired piece May the Forest be With You represents a celebration of NorCal’s renewable resources and will represent California’s 1st District in the halls of the Capitol for nearly a year. It was great to meet Forest in D.C. this week and I look forward to seeing a small slice of Northern California hanging on the wall as I pass through the Capitol building each day.”
 
Rep. LaMalfa with Forest Wong, winner of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition representing California’s 1st Congressional District. Her piece is titled “May the Forest be With You.”
 
“May the Forest be With You” by Forest Wong on display in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
 
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: House Border Supplemental Puts Politics Over Solutions

2019/06/26

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.
 
LaMalfa said: “The partisan border supplemental passed last night by House Democrats falls well short of adequately addressing our growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border. This bill focuses on Democrat priorities that would hamstring the Administration’s ability to control the border, rather than actually providing funding to help improve safety and security for migrant families. We must give our personnel at the border the tools they need to protect America’s sovereignty while also providing humane treatment for individuals seeking asylum as well as those who’ve been apprehended while attempting to illegally cross into the United States. My Democrat colleagues do not appear to be serious about genuinely addressing this crisis and securing our border. Speaker Pelosi should allow a vote on the bipartisan Senate border supplemental bill instead of this partisan package that puts politics over solutions.”
 
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 Opposes Democrats’ Irresponsible Spending Bill

2019/06/25

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.
 
LaMalfa said: “This spending package offered by House Democrats is an irresponsible and unrealistic use of taxpayer dollars. With no budget agreement seemingly in sight, these bills raise spending by $176 billion above current budget caps, which could lead to disastrous cuts to our military down the road. These bills willfully ignore our worsening border crisis by prohibiting funding to build any sort of physical barrier at the southern border. This package also prevents the Administration from recovering funding from the failed California High-Speed Rail project – a refund that I have introduced a bill to initiate – despite the fact that this project somehow grows more expensive and less practical by the day. I hope our colleagues in the Senate can offer a far more realistic and bipartisan appropriations package than what we voted on today.”
 
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 Holds Press Conference at U.S. Capitol for Modernize the Truck Fleet Week

2019/06/19

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after holding a press conference at the United States Capitol for “Modernize the Truck Fleet Week.” LaMalfa highlighted his legislation, H.R. 2381, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019, which repeals the 100-year-old federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks.
 
LaMalfa said: “The FET made sense when it was implemented 100 years ago, but just like trucks that were designed in 1917, it’s no longer the best option in the modern world. Today, it’s a cost-prohibitive barrier for small businesses looking to upgrade their outdated trucks to safer, cleaner, more modern vehicles. The average age of most heavy-duty trucks on the road today is nearly 10 years old – that means a decade worth of technological advancements is effectively being sidelined. The 12% FET limits truck replacement by discouraging truck owners from upgrading their older vehicles, which doesn’t help to lower emissions or improve truck safety. We won’t truly see a modern truck fleet in the U.S. until it’s repealed.”
 
“The FET was enacted to help pay for World War I,” said Jodie Teuton, chairwoman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD). “This tax may have made sense in 1917, but today the FET delays heavy-duty truck fleet turnover by adding more than $20,000 to the average price of a new truck.” Her remarks were made during a press conference held as part of “Modernize the Truck Fleet Week” (June 17-21). Added Teuton, “With the average age of a heavy-duty truck on the road almost 10 years old, Congress should adopt policies to help trucks buyers incorporate the latest environmental and safety technology developed in recent years.”
 
Jake Jacoby, President and CEO of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), stated, “With an infrastructure bill as likely to pass as any piece of legislation this Congress, this is the time to put all of our combined energy into finding a way to replace the onerous FET. We are excited to be a part of such a collaborative effort working with truck companies, manufacturers, dealers and end users who all want to put the cleanest, most technologically advanced trucks onto our highways immediately.”
 
 
 
 
More information on FET and heavy-duty trucking:
 
  • The average age of a heavy-duty truck on the road is 9.6 years old.
  • Since 2000, technologies to meet new emissions standards have reduced nitrogen oxide emissions of recently purchased heavy-duty trucks by 97%, but these regulations and fuel efficiency standards add nearly $40,000 to the price of a new truck.
  • Recent model year trucks have the latest safety features built in, including electronic stability control, which helps prevent rollovers, anti-lock brakes and enhanced braking, driver air bags, LED headlights, and marker lighting to help improve nighttime visibility.
  • On average, the FET adds between $12,000 - $22,000 to the final sale price of a new truck and delays fleet turnover of newer, cleaner, higher fuel-efficiency trucks.
 
Rep. LaMalfa Urges Support for his bill to repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks. [YouTube]
 
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: California Providing Free Health Care to Illegal Immigrants is Insane

2019/06/12

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to a deal with California lawmakers to expand free health coverage to illegal immigrants in the upcoming budget.
 
LaMalfa said: “Sacramento has long had a reputation for coming up with some crazy ideas, but providing free health coverage to illegal immigrants just might take the cake. Clearly, Governor Newsom and the state legislature haven’t been paying much attention to our state’s booming homelessness problem and have now decided to further incentivize illegal immigration. If California already can’t take care of its own people, why would the state even consider prioritizing those here illegally? The dangerous actions by the state will also place a higher burden on the federal government, as our already overwhelmed border agents will face an even greater surge in attempted illegal border crossings. This is an unjustifiable and irresponsible decision by the state that will make California a magnet for illegal immigration and impose higher costs on taxpayers from all across the country.”
 
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 Says H.R. 6 will Make Illegal Immigration Problem Worse

2019/06/04

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 6, which would not address the growing illegal immigration crisis at the Southern border and, instead, would provide mass amnesty for millions of people and incentivize illegal immigration.
 
LaMalfa said: “With America’s immigration crisis seemingly escalating by the day, H.R. 6 would only make things even worse. It spends $35 billion on amnesty for millions of people here illegally and $0 on strengthening border security. This applies to far more than just DACA recipients and gives illegal immigrants pathways that aren’t even available to those who come here legally. The end result would only further incentivize illegal immigration and encourage the human trafficking and exploitation of children that we’re trying to stop. Customs and Border Protection are already being stretched beyond their reasonable capabilities, and we need to enact legislation that gives them the tools to more effectively do their jobs. The bill that passed the House today is a partisan show vote that ignores the very real crisis at our southern border and has no path to becoming 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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Rep. LaMalfa Slams Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

2019-07-17 18:25:18


Rep. LaMalfa Independence Day Tribute

2019-07-04 15:00:08


Rep. LaMalfa Urges Support for his bill to repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks

2019-06-19 13:49:10


Rep. LaMalfa at T&I Committee Hearing on the State of Trucking in America

2019-06-13 18:52:07


Rep. LaMalfa Urges Passage of the Honoring Veterans Families Act

2019-05-21 21:51:42


Rep. LaMalfa Honors Major John Cleckner, Sr. on the House Floor

2019-05-21 20:25:46


Rep. LaMalfa Questions at T&I Committee Hearing on Impact of State-Owned Enterprises

2019-05-16 20:15:57


Rep. LaMalfa Recognizes the Heroes of the San Diego Synagogue Attack

2019-05-02 20:05:03


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks on the House Floor to Recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day

2019-05-02 18:37:36


Rep. LaMalfa Underscores the dangerous Consequences of H.R. 9 and the Paris Agreement

2019-05-01 21:31:27


LaMalfa: Senate Must Pass Disaster Relief Package

2019-04-11 17:53:02


LaMalfa Signs Discharge Petition to Consider Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

2019-04-02 21:24:18


Rep. LaMalfa: Paycheck Fairness Act Should be Called "Leave No Lawyer Behind Act"

2019-03-27 18:17:14


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks on Mueller Report on the House Floor

2019-03-26 22:02:39


Rep. LaMalfa Pays Tribute to Redding Brothers Killed in Ethiopia Airlines Crash

2019-03-13 02:06:07


Rep. LaMalfa Introduces the High Speed Refund Act

2019-03-08 15:23:19


Rep. LaMalfa Speaks in Opposition to Partisan Legislation to Endanger Election System (H.R.1)

2019-03-08 15:17:05


LaMalfa Questions U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at Ag Committee Hearing

2019-03-01 19:49:38


Rep. LaMalfa Urges Consideration of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

2019-02-26 18:57:32


Rep. Doug LaMalfa Strongly Opposes the Green New Deal

2019-02-26 18:51:49


Contact Information

322 Cannon HOB
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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