Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

House Democrats Kill Disaster Funding Measure

2019/01/16

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after House Democrats included a last minute amendment to H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, that ensured it would not pass the Senate.
 
H.R. 268 would provide $12.1 billion in disaster funding to states impacted by wildfires and hurricanes last year, but Democrats amended the bill the night before passage to include a continuing resolution to fund the government until February 8th, which did not include any funds for improved border security. The Senate has made clear they will not consider a funding bill that lacks funding for border security.
 
LaMalfa said: “This critical disaster funding bill has been in the works for weeks, and now Democrats have pulled a bait and switch and completely derailed it at the last minute. The Senate has made it clear they won’t consider a funding bill that lacks border security and the President has said he wouldn’t sign it. This was not a good faith attempt to re-open the government, nor was it a serious attempt at providing much-needed disaster funding to those who desperately need it. The people of Northern California that were affected by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire can’t afford these political games – a standalone disaster funding bill would’ve passed both chambers easily. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi is more concerned with obstructing the President than helping people recover from wildfires and securing our border.”
 
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 Response to President Trump’s Tweet

2019/01/09

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet this morning regarding California FEMA funding.
 
LaMalfa said: “Although I share the President’s great frustration with California’s choking regulations from the stranglehold environmental groups have on the state, as well as the inaction on federal lands up until this Administration, the immediate problem for fire victims is the first need, and threats to FEMA funding are not helpful and will not solve the longer term forest management regulatory problems.
 
These are American citizens who require our help. I will continue to work in Congress, and with the Administration to ensure we have the funds needed to recover from these disasters.  
 
The President has seen first-hand our fire-ravaged areas in Northern California. He made the promise to help, and I expect him to keep it. I appreciate the speed and great amount of disaster relief funds that have been committed following his visit to Paradise. We have policies that must change federally, and I have helped write and push for the needed policy changes that passed the House but were held up in the Senate last year. 
 
I ask the President to continue supporting our great need for disaster assistance in NorCal, and I will remain an enthusiastic partner for long term solutions for forest management in California and across our tinderbox western states. Many of these people have lost everything, and they desperately need our help right now.”
 
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 Responds to President Trump’s Speech on Immigration

2019/01/08

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump addressed the nation to urge Congress to increase security at the U.S. southern border.
 
LaMalfa said: “President Trump is right – the situation at our southern border is a humanitarian and national security crisis. Over the last two months, we’ve seen an 86% increase in the amount of illegal immigrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents compared to the same period last year. The status quo is dangerous and is inflicting harm on real people and real families. Walls work – in sections of the southern border where a physical barrier is already present, we’ve seen a marked decrease in illegal immigration, notably in San Diego, where illegal traffic has dropped 92% since a barrier was built in 1992. Democrats do have some history of supporting physical barriers at the southern border. What has changed? They seem only to oppose it now to impede this President. Their unwillingness to negotiate speaks volumes about their priorities to defy a president and the overwhelming numbers of Americans that want solutions, not gridlock. The President has issued the challenge tonight with a comprehensive plan. There are no excuses not to debate and legislate one accordingly.”
 
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 Nominees to United States Service Academies

2019/01/04

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced that he has nominated 20 North State residents as candidates to the United States Service Academies. The U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy each require a Congressional nomination in order to attend. The admissions process is highly competitive.
 
LaMalfa said: “An appointment to one of America’s four service academies is a distinguished honor for any young person who desires to serve their country. I’m happy to nominate each of these highly-recommended individuals for this opportunity, and I wish them the best of luck throughout the nomination process. I am confident they would represent the North State with great pride and determination.”
 
Representative LaMalfa’s nominees were recommended by a committee of North State community leaders and veterans from various branches of the military. The committee recommended a slate of nominees after interviewing and carefully considering the files of North State students who applied for the nomination. Having been nominated, the students must now compete with other nominees for an appointment to the academies. Academy officials will begin announcing appointments later this month.
 
Congressman LaMalfa’s nominees for the service academies are:
 
Christian Andersson – Anderson
U.S. Air Force Academy
Blake Blomquist – Redding
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marines Academy
Olivia Brodmerkle – Redding
U.S. Merchant Marines Academy
Garrett Gough – Nevada City
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Jacob Guterding – Redding
U.S. Naval Academy
Keoni Lynam – Redding
U.S. Naval Academy
Cory Murasko – Durham
U.S. Naval Academy
Julia Nead – Auburn
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy
Jordan Owens – Auburn
U.S. Air Force Academy
Kira Porzio – Palo Cedro
U.S. Merchant Marines Academy
Greyson Reynolds – Oroville
 U.S. Naval Academy
Skyler Royse – Redding
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy , U.S. Air Force Academy
Lance Santerre – Biggs
U.S. Air Force Academy
Dylan Sinclair – Auburn
U.S. Air Force Academy
Samantha Sinel – Colfax
U.S. Naval Academy
William Snider – Redding
U.S. Air Force Academy
Alexander Stowe – Quincy
U.S. Naval Academy
Sabrina Sutter – Shingletown
U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy
Dominic Wiggins – Paradise
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Connor Wilson – Chico
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Any student with a strong desire to serve our nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces is invited to contact Congressman LaMalfa in the spring of their junior year. Please visit his website www.lamalfa.house.gov for his nomination application and instructions. You may also call his Oroville District office and speak with his U.S. Service Academy Advisor at (530)534-7100.
 
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LaMalfa Calls Today’s Funding Vote a Publicity Stunt

2019/01/03

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against a long-term funding package offered by Democratic leadership that did not include disaster funding or sufficient funding to improve security at our southern border.
 
LaMalfa said: “This funding bill wasn’t a serious attempt to reopen the government, but the beginning of a stunt that takes time away from finding a solution.  It has been clear for weeks that in order for a funding bill to pass the House, the Senate, and be signed by the President it will need to be a compromise. The Senate has said they won’t consider this bill and the President has said he would veto this bill. I hope that we can get to work finding a solution to reopen those closed portions of the government that includes important disaster funding and border security which is desperately needed. Unfortunately, the bill today lacks both.”
 
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 Ready to Get to Work in the 116th Congress

2019/01/03

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after being sworn-in for his fourth term as a Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 116th Congress.
 
LaMalfa said: “As the party in power changes hands today for the first time since I’ve been in Congress, I’m grateful that the people of California’s First District have sent me back to Washington to continue fighting on their behalf. From my days in the California State Assembly and Senate, I have experience working across the aisle in an effective manner. My role is to uphold the constitution and to pursue the best interests of the people of Northern California. I will continue to push for our priorities while pointing out to my colleagues the damage done to America by overbearing laws, increased taxes, and overregulation. I’m optimistic that the House, Senate, and the President can all work together to further legislation that will meaningfully benefit the American people, and I’ll ensure the North State’s voice is heard loud and clear. Now, it’s time to get to work.”
 
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 Against First Step Act

2018/12/20

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against S.756, the First Step Act.
 
LaMalfa said: “While I fully support increasing access to rehabilitation opportunities to incarcerated inmates in the federal prison system, I have concerns that the reform sentencing laws in this bill may compromise the safety of our communities. Criminals convicted of violent crimes would have the opportunity to achieve ‘low risk’ status and become eligible for early release. California already has similar laws in place – Propositions 47 and 57 – which have hamstrung law enforcement and caused a significant uptick in crime. Without amendments to address these and other concerns, I could not support this legislation.”
 
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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USDA Secretary Perdue Announces Rural Broadband Initiative

2018/12/13

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a new pilot program to offer up to $600 million in loans and grants to expand access to broadband connectivity in rural communities.
 
LaMalfa said: “Access to reliable broadband internet is something that many Americans take for granted, but in rural areas like Northern California, adequate connectivity can be sparse or even nonexistent. In my district, we have some counties that have no access to the minimum broadband standard of 25mbps download speed and 3mbps upload speed, as defined by the FCC. Adequate broadband access is absolutely critical for rural communities to thrive and prosper along with the rest of the developed world. Just as the federal government created initiatives to expand access to electricity at the turn of the twentieth century, the USDA is making a significant investment into a pilot program designed to do the same for broadband access today. I thank Secretary Perdue for his efforts to work with Congress and implement programs that will improve internet access in rural areas.”
 
Specifics of the program and its requirements, courtesy of the USDA, can be found here.
 
From left to right: Rep. Robert Aderholt, Rep. Roger Marshall, Secretary Sonny Perdue, Rep. Drew Ferguson, Rep. Bruce Poliquin, and Rep. Doug LaMalfa.
 
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 Final Farm Bill Passage

2018/12/12

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House agreed to the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act – also known as the Farm Bill.
 
LaMalfa said: “This Farm Bill is important for North State farmers, ranchers, and Ag producers who help feed and clothe the entire nation. The farm bill protects U.S. agricultural trade interests, makes significant improvements to rural broadband, and includes modest positive forestry reforms to help prevent catastrophic wildfires. The importance of this bipartisan legislation should not be understated – all Americans stand to benefit from it in some meaningful way. California is one of the largest producers of agriculture commodities in the world, and it’s our job in Congress to ensure our producers have the tools and protections in place to succeed, while working to protect and improve safety net programs for those in real need.”
 
Highlights of H.R. 2:
 
  • Strengthens the safety net and provides more certainty and flexibility to America’s farmers.
  • Improves opportunities within conservation programs and shifts more resources into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
  • Preserves the administration’s ability to strengthen SNAP work requirement waivers for able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).
  • Improves program integrity and transparency within SNAP to reduce program abuses.
  • Expands resources to improve broadband deployment to rural areas.
  • Strengthens trade resources by streamlining market promotion initiatives under one umbrella and providing $470 million in additional funding.
  • Provides an increase of over $600 million in funding for research and education programs to improve innovation and productivity.
  • Increases resources to rural health projects to help Americans struggling with opioid addictions, including creating a Rural Health Liaison at USDA, and providing additional resources for distance learning and telemedicine grants.
  • Expands the guaranteed lending programs that bring private capital into rural America to allow rural communities to build and upgrade essential infrastructure such as hospitals, water systems, schools, and telecommunications.
  • Expands existing Good Neighbor Authority to include counties and Tribes to provide more localized forest management and timber removal.
  • Authorizes the USFS to implement a rights-of-way vegetation management pilot to conduct management activities near electivity infrastructure to reduce fuel load and decrease wildfire risk near power lines.
  • Continues funding for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program.
  • Reauthorizes and expanding the Community Wood Energy Program and the Timber Innovation Act.
  • Expands existing authorities to allow for cross-boundary projects to address wildfire risk on bordering non-federal lands.
  • Streamlines Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) appointment process to allow more effective local collaboration on management projects.
  • Reauthorizes the Biomass Crop Assistance program.
 
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 Applauds EPA Repeal of WOTUS Rule

2018/12/11

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency repealed the Obama Administration’s 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and replaced it with a new rule that provides more certainty for landowners and farmers across the nation.
 
LaMalfa said: “After listening to those directly impacted by one of the previous Administration’s most harmful rules, the EPA is replacing WOTUS with something that actually makes sense for land and business owners. Instead of attempting to needlessly regulate every puddle, ditch, and furrow in America, the new rule will focus on bodies of water and wetlands that are physically and meaningfully connected to other bodies of jurisdictional water. Now, those driving our economy will spend less time and money on land-use decisions and litigation and more time on running their business. States will finally have a clear definition of where federal jurisdiction ends and begins, as well as the ability to properly manage their own water. WOTUS was nothing short of a job-killing Washington power grab, and I’m glad to see it replaced with something that works.”
 
Rep. Doug LaMalfa speaks after the Signing Ceremony of the EPA’s proposed WOTUS replacement rule announcement. (photo credit: EPA)
 
Congressman LaMalfa has fought the WOTUS rule since its inception, sponsoring legislation to defund it while working with the Agriculture Committee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to roll back the regulation.
 
Shortly after taking office, President Trump quickly took action by issuing an Executive Order requiring the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to begin dismantling the Obama era WOTUS rule.
 
In 2017, Congressman LaMalfa rallied the Chairmen of the Agriculture and Judiciary Committees to urge the Administration to review the case of California farmer John Duarte, who, thanks to the WOTUS rule, is facing $2.8 million in penalties simply for plowing his fields.
 
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

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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