Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

LaMalfa in Attendance as Paradise Medical Group Re-opens in Paradise, Announces New Virtual Health Care Services

2019/05/24

(Paradise, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after Paradise Medical Group (PMG), with financial and in-kind support from Blue Shield of California, has officially returned to Paradise after their facilities were badly damaged in the Camp Fire. PMG also announced the availability of “PMG Connect,” a new virtual care platform that allows patients to see PMG providers via mobile phone, tablet or personal computer.
 
LaMalfa said: “The Camp Fire has exacted a heavy toll on our community in Northern California, but with each passing day, we grow one small step closer to a sense of normalcy. Paradise Medical Group’s return will reintroduce experienced doctors into their facilities in Paradise while the introduction of new technology to allow displaced residents to see a physician remotely will be a game changer. It’s no secret that a long road to recovery still lies ahead, but I’m grateful to Blue Shield of California and PMG for their commitment to helping Butte County recover.”
 
“In the wake of the Camp Fire, we were engulfed in how to reconnect phones and medical records, answer phones and renew destroyed medical supplies and medications when we quickly realized that we had the possibility of going bankrupt as we continued to provide care for our community,” said Richard Thorp, M.D., President of Paradise Medical Group. “In an answer to prayer, Blue Shield of California with the encouragement of the California Medical Association extended gifts of financial and operational support that pulled PMG back from the brink of collapse.”
 
“In the aftermath of such tragedy, Paradise Medical Group’s courage and commitment to the Paradise and the larger Butte County community are simply inspirational, and Blue Shield of California is honored to support them in a meaningful way,” said Jeff Bailet, M.D., Executive Vice President, Blue Shield of California. “At Blue Shield, we are passionate about providing people access to care that is worthy of our family friends, and our collaboration with Paradise Medical Group helps us make that a reality for residents in this region.”
 
Rep. Doug LaMalfa speaks at the reopening of Paradise Medical Group in Paradise, CA.
 
PMG Connect will serve all Paradise Medical Group patients, regardless of their health plan. Patients can now see PMG providers using their mobile phone, tablet or computer no matter where either is located, and receive diagnosis and treatment for an array of conditions.
 
Doctors will be able to treat medical issues such as upper respiratory infections and other breathing illnesses fire survivors experience, as well as many other everyday care needs. For Blue Shield of California members, the service will be available with no additional cost to the member.
 
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 Carbajal Reintroduce Legislation to Help Veterans Receive Benefits

2019/05/24

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after partnering with Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-California) to reintroduce the Veterans Record Reconstruction Act, which eases the process for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations.
 
LaMalfa said: “After 40 years of uncertainty for veterans from WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, it’s time for the Department of Defense to establish a system to easily determine eligibility for benefits – a simple process that defines what’s acceptable and what’s not. Currently, veterans may go years without treatment and rack up expensive medical bills all because the process to determine eligibility for benefits is so convoluted. Many times, it can seem like veterans are sent on a wild goose chase just because there isn’t a clear definition of what type documentation is required or where to get it. The Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act implements uniform guidelines to simplify this process and make veterans’ lives a little bit easier.”
 
“Our veterans sacrifice so much for this country and it is our duty as lawmakers to ensure they have access to their hard-earned benefits and services,” Rep. Carbajal said. “I’m honored to reintroduce the Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act, which relieves our nation’s World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans of more than 40 years of uncertainty and complications, through no fault of their own, by creating an established route to access their benefits and awards.”
 
The Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act requires the Department of Defense to develop guidelines for the use of unofficial sources of information in determining benefits and decoration eligibility when a veteran’s service records are incomplete due to damage caused to the records while in the possession of the Department of Defense.
 
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 Issues Statement on Newly-Released Disaster Aid Package in the Senate

2019/05/23

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Senate released the text of a disaster aid package which would provide $19.1 billion for states affected by disasters in 2018. This includes areas impacted by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in Northern California. Paradise will be eligible for an additional $150 million in rural development funding. The measure will be considered in the Senate shortly before being sent to the House.
 
LaMalfa said: “After a lengthy process, Senate leadership has done what was needed – put a good faith disaster aid package up for consideration that can actually pass both chambers. I’m happy to see real progress with this process after countless hours working with Republicans and Democrats from both chambers. The communities impacted by the Carr Fire, Camp Fire, as well as disasters in other states around the country are counting on a timely resolution. With thousands of people from Paradise and the surrounding area having been displaced from their homes for months and residing in nearby towns, or any housing they can find, it will be a welcome relief. That’s why I worked with Senator Diane Feinstein to include language in the bill that will allow Governor Newsom to certify Paradise’s immediate population as 5,000, instead of 27,000. This will make the city eligible for rural development grants that can help with recovery, such as housing and wastewater projects. This is a good compromise – importantly helping our communities recover as quickly as possible. I thank my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming to an agreement on this important legislation and I look forward to voting for it in the House once the Senate sends it to us, then to the President’s desk.”
 
The text of the legislation, courtesy of the Senate Appropriations Committee can be found here.
 
A summary of the legislation, courtesy of the Senate Appropriations Committee can be found 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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LaMalfa Supports Response Resolution to Fight the Green New Deal

2019/05/22

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after co-sponsoring a resolution offered by Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) that highlights the exorbitant costs of the Green New Deal and the harm it would bring to the United States.
 
LaMalfa said: “The Green New Deal is the latest, most dangerous attempt to impose radical socialist ideology on the American people. It’s an affront to the very principles upon which our great nation was founded upon and has flourished under. It’s a $93 trillion fantasy that no serious legislator would ever propose or consider. It would devastate our economy, handcuff American innovation, and destroy jobs in every state in America. We should be focusing on legislation that is actually grounded in reality and solves problems instead of banning cow emissions, air travel, and the internal combustion engine. That supposedly serious people have endorsed this plan should make the American people call into question their sanity and judgement.”
 
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 & Panetta’s Legislation to Honor Families of Veterans Passes House

2019/05/21

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) issued the following statement after the House passed their legislation, the Honoring Veterans’ Families Act, which would allow the spouse of a veteran to be included on the veteran’s grave marker upon their death. Due to a flaw in current law, the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot include almost any information about the spouse of a veteran on a VA-provided tombstone at a non-VA cemetery.
 
LaMalfa said: “Our veterans and their families sacrifice a great deal for our country. They should be able to include the name of their spouse on their grave marker if they so choose. Northern California veterans noticed a flaw in current law prevents this from happening at non-VA cemeteries, and our legislation fixes that. A veteran buried at a VA cemetery or at Arlington National Cemetery can already do this if they choose, and there’s no reason why all places of burial shouldn’t accommodate it as well. Thank you to Mr. Panetta for joining me in this cause.”
 
Congressman Jimmy Panetta said: “The Honoring Veterans’ Families Act empowers the Department of Veterans Affairs to honor the service not just of our veterans, but also of their spouses.  The inscription of a spouse’s name on a grave marker is a small but deserved recognition of the huge sacrifice undertaken by spouses of those who served.  I appreciate the extensive work done on the bill by Representative LaMalfa as well as the support of many of our colleagues who voted for this bipartisan legislation.”
 
Rep. LaMalfa Urges Passage of the Honoring Veterans Families Act on the House floor. [YouTube]
 
Summary of legislation:
 
  • Upon request, the VA will replace the marker of a veteran to add an inscription about their spouse following the death of that spouse.
  • If the spouse passes before the veteran then, upon the death of the veteran, the marker furnished for the veteran’s grave will include an inscription about the spouse.
 
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 Announces Wildfire Recovery Funding to Rebuild California

2019/05/15

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1.5 billion to states impacted by major disasters last year. California will receive $491,816,000 for wildfire recovery, including areas impacted by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire.
 
The funds are provided through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will be used to rebuild housing, businesses, and infrastructure.
 
LaMalfa said: “Last’s year’s wildfires were some of the worst ever in Northern California. The Carr Fire burned over 220,000 acres and the Camp Fire was the costliest natural disaster in the world for 2018. That means Redding, Paradise, and other affected areas still have an extensive rebuilding process ahead, and that will require a significant amount of time and money. I thank Secretary Carson and the Administration for their efforts to help our communities recover. I will work with the state to ensure these funds are properly allocated to people in my district who desperately need it. This funding will help our people rebuild their homes and businesses in Northern California and slowly return to a more normal way of life.”
 
This allocation comes from the 1.68 billion in CDBG-DR that was provided the FAA reauthorization bill that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in October of 2018. The allocation is estimated to address 68% of unmet needs for California.
 
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 Votes for Disaster Aid Package

2019/05/10

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would provide $17.2 billion for states affected by disaster in 2018. This includes areas impacted by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in Northern California.
 
LaMalfa said: “While I have many reservations about this bill and the lack of negotiation that was allowed by Democrat leadership, disaster assistance for Carr Fire and Camp Fire survivors is of the utmost importance, and for that reason, I voted to continue the bill’s process and further this negotiation. While I don’t believe this bill, as is, will ultimately pass the Senate or be signed by the President due to an injection of partisan priorities, it’s important to all those affected by recent disasters to keep it moving. I’m working with the Trump Administration, Governor Newsom, Senator Feinstein, and both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to craft a bipartisan disaster aid bill that can pass both chambers, become law, and actually help people. I disagree with many unnecessary provisions in this bill, but it’s an important vote to provide critical disaster assistance for the people in my district as well as other hard-hit areas that 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 Announces Winner for 2019 Congressional Art Competition

2019/05/08

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) congratulated Forest Wong for winning 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: “For this year’s Congressional Art Competition, my office asked for submissions that celebrate NorCal’s renewable resources. Our winning entrant is Forest Wong, whose self-portrait May the Forest be With You embodies that theme well. Thank you to all of the talented students who participated in the competition this year. Congratulations to Forest, we look forward to having your artwork represent California’s 1st District in the United States Capitol!”
 
The winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for California’s 1st District “May the Forest be With You” by Forest Wong.
 
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 Partisan Attack on American Energy Production

2019/05/02

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 9, which would prevent President Trump from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
LaMalfa said: “The Paris Climate Agreement was poorly negotiated, had major negative impacts on American energy independence, and increases consumer costs for energy use. The agreement was passed without consent from Congress and with no consideration of the effect on the American economy. The U.S. is already by far the global leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while China emits more carbon dioxide than the U.S. & EU combined. Yet under this agreement, China and other countries aren’t held to the same standards as we are. If forced to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement, American energy production will suffer while achieving no meaningful benefit or reduction in global emissions. Today’s attempt to force America back into this terrible agreement is pointless – the Senate won’t consider it and the President would surely veto it. Rather than spending another week on partisan messaging bills that will never become law, Congress should focus on matters it must address, such as a disaster aid package and infrastructure improvements.”
 
Rep. LaMalfa underscores the dangerous consequences of H.R. 9 and the Paris Agreement. [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 Announces Additional Grant Funding to Repair Roads Damaged by Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

2019/05/01

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $1,008,694.28 in grant funding to be awarded to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for repair of roads damaged as a result of the Oroville Dam spillway incident in February of 2017.
 
LaMalfa said: “Following the Oroville Dam spillway incident, the spillway and surrounding area have undergone much repair and new construction. As a result, some of the access roads leading to the dam have been damaged by constant mileage of heavy machinery and trucks, as well as the transport of reconstruction materials. Today, the main spillway is operational once again, but much needed work is still to be done – that includes repairing these access roads and other infrastructure. I’ve heard from constituents who are very concerned about conditions of the roads, and this grant funding will help DWR move forward with that work as promised.”
 
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 Urges Passage of the Honoring Veterans Families Act

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

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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


Rep. LaMalfa Introduces the Honoring Veterans' Families Act

2019-02-13 20:02:38


LaMalfa Speaks on the House Floor in Response to the State of the Union Address

2019-02-07 18:18:00


Rep. LaMalfa Welcomes the President's State of the Union Guests from Redding

2019-02-05 21:33:00


LaMalfa Speaks on the Flood Insurance for Farmers Act

2019-01-30 15:32:35


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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