Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

LaMalfa Issues Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

2017/10/13

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump decertified the Iran Nuclear Deal while calling on Congress to pass new legislation to strengthen the deal.  

LaMalfa said: “The previous Administration’s agreement with Iran was as one-sided as it gets. They lifted billions in sanctions, allowing Iran to finance their terrorist operations – and in return, they’re still fully capable of developing ballistic missiles today with the authority to have nuclear   weapons in a few short years. This agreement does nothing to protect the lives of American citizens and our allies, and I fully support the decision to revisit it. Iran must truly be held accountable for their dangerous behavior, and a poorly negotiated deal that is filled with concessions doesn’t accomplish that.”

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 Disaster Relief Package for Wildfires and Hurricanes

2017/10/12

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2266, the disaster supplemental appropriations package. This legislation sends $36.5 billion toward wildfire suppression and hurricane relief – with $576.5 million going towards fighting recent catastrophic wildfires in the western United States.

LaMalfa said: “The devastating wildfires that are wreaking havoc in Northern California and the Western U.S. are now being recognized as the disasters that they are. People have lost everything – in some cases their lives. Similar to the hurricane-impacted areas in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, quick recovery efforts will be critical to helping people get back on their feet and helping to get these economies moving again. Whether it’s a wildfire, a hurricane, or some other natural disaster, it is our responsibility to send help, and this funding will hopefully hasten a return to normalcy for those affected by these 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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LaMalfa Issues Statement on the President’s Executive Order

2017/10/12

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump issued an Executive Order directing an overhaul of federal regulations that would result in cheaper, more affordable health insurance options for middle-income Americans.

LaMalfa said: “We’ve known for years that the Affordable Care Act is unsustainable. I’ve heard from numerous constituents that their premiums have risen by 50-60% just this year. One way or another, middle-income families need greater choice and lower costs. Today, the President is using the tools available to him to lower premiums, offer more affordable options, and increase competitiveness in the healthcare marketplace. Now, small businesses should be able to band together to purchase insurance for their employees across state lines, lowering costs for many workers who couldn’t afford their premiums under the Obamacare model. I’m glad the President is making the limited changes to this law that he can, but Congress must keep working to implement changes on a larger scale and find permanent solutions to fix this broken 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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Natural Resources Committee Advances Bill to Reform Antiquities Act

2017/10/11

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act, passed the Natural Resources Committee.

LaMalfa said: “This legislation establishes an appropriate precedent for the creation of new National Monuments under the often-abused Antiquities Act. No longer will a President have the authority to suddenly and unilaterally snatch large swaths of land away from public use without local input. In the case of the Cascade-Siskiyou Monument, President Obama expanded the monument over the direct objections of the counties in which it is located and included tens of thousands of acres of private property. Under this much-needed reform, any sizeable area of land to be considered as a national monument would be subject to state and local input, as well as Congressional approval. I fully support this legislation to return this power back to Congress, the people, and local communities.”

Background via the Natural Resources Committee:

This bill retains Presidential authority to designate National Monuments up to 640 acres, allowing the President to rapidly protect objects of antiquity in imminent danger, restoring the original intent of the Antiquities Act. New monument designations between 640 acres and 10,000 acres will now require review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) prior to being finalized. Proposed new monument designations between 5,000 and 10,000 acres must be reviewed under an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.

The bill empowers State and local voices by requiring approval of all county commissions, state legislatures, and governors impacted by a national monument for any designation between 10,000 acres and 85,000 acres. Any monument designation larger than 85,000 acres would require an act of Congress. This bill also creates a new Presidential authority to designate “Emergency National Monuments” for up to one year, to protect areas of any size in times of emergency, as determined by the President. After invoking this authority, the President may never designate any of the effected lands as a future National Monument.

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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Reps. LaMalfa and DeSaulnier Introduce Bill to Recognize Wildland Firefighters

2017/10/05

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 3907, the Federal Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act. This bill will direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to allow those who risk their lives fighting wildfires to be called “Wildland Firefighters.”

LaMalfa said: “Due to misguided forestry management practices that don’t allow for thinning and other prevention strategies, our forests are being consumed by wildfires at an alarming rate. Each year, thousands of firefighters risk their lives to protect our forests and property from the spread of these fires. They are known by titles such as ‘Wildland Technician’ and ‘Forestry Technician’ – vague terms that don’t reflect the scope of their duties. H.R. 3907 ensures these men and women are recognized by the proper title and terminology. When a destructive fire spreads quickly through woodlands, we call it a wildfire. When someone fights it, they deserve to be called a Wildland Firefighter.”

Congressman DeSaulnier said: “Each year in California and around the country dedicated men and women put themselves in harm’s way to prevent, prepare for, and help fight the spread of wildfires. As thousands of acres currently burn in California, these specialized public servants deserve to be appropriately recognized as ‘Wildland Firefighters’ for helping to protect our landscape and the surrounding communities.”

Since their establishment in 1910, 1,086 wildland firefighters have died protecting American homes, forests and National Parks from wildfires. Despite their dedication, these brave men and women are not able to call themselves Wildland Firefighters. Federal agencies instead use a variety of bureaucratic terms that do not reflect the dangerous work that these personnel do, such as “Wildland Technician” and “Forestry Technician.” H.R. 3907 directs OPM to develop a separate and distinct Wildland Firefighter occupational series for employees whose main duties and responsibilities are preparing for, reducing fuels for, and the suppression of wildfires.

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 after Governor Brown Declares California a Sanctuary State

2017/10/05

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to protect illegal immigrants living in California, making it a sanctuary state.

LaMalfa said: “Many in the California Legislature seem to think that they already have executed CalExit. Alas, California in fact remains part of the United States. Governor Brown has no authority to ignore and violate federal immigration law, just as Arizona previously didn’t have the right to enforce immigration laws without the Federal Government. If this logic stands, can North State Counties simply vote to ignore Sacramento Democrats gas taxes and regulations? Today again shows how out of touch Sacramento is with the average American. Congress will address this issue.”

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 Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

2017/10/05

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res.71, which will balance the national budget within 10 years and produce a $9 billion surplus in 2027. The budget legislation also opens the door for tax reform.

LaMalfa said: “Two of our top priorities in Congress this year are balancing the budget and providing tax relief for all American families and small businesses. By unlocking the mechanism for tax reform, this legislation opens the door to achieve both. This budget also supports our military and creates an economy that will offer far more job opportunities for middle income families. Our national debt has reached $20 trillion – a figure that has nearly doubled in the last eight years. Reducing spending and balancing the budget are critical so that our children aren’t forced to suffer the irresponsible consequences of inaction. This legislation takes steps towards accomplishing all of these goals, and I hope the Senate will expedite its passage.”

Highlights of H.Con.Res.71:

Balances the Budget and Cuts Spending:

  • $6.5 trillion in total deficit reduction in 10 years.
  • Sets overall discretionary spending for fiscal year 2018 at $1.132 trillion.
  • $621.5 billion in defense spending.
  • $511 billion in non-defense spending.
  • Instructs House committees to achieve a minimum of $203 billion in mandatory spending savings.
  • Aims to reduce government-wide improper payments by $700 billion.

Promotes Job Creation:

  • Provides reconciliation instructions to allow for tax reform.
  • Reforms major regulations that stifle job growth.

Secures the National Defense:

  • Provides funding to secure our borders.
  • Reaffirms Congress’s commitment to provide troops with necessary resources to carry out their missions.
  • Calls for increased accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Strengthens Health Care:

  • Incorporates the House-passed American Health Care Act.
  • Lowers costs for Medicare through increases competition while preserving the option of traditional Medicare.
  • Reforms Medicaid to allow states to tailor the program to meet their unique needs and care for the most vulnerable.

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 Administration’s Request for Forestry Management Reforms

2017/10/05

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced a request to Congress of $576.5 million in wildfire suppression funding, as well as recommending increased forest management and reforms. This comes after Rep. LaMalfa and many of his House colleagues sent a letter to the OMB, requesting comprehensive forest management and wildland fire budgeting reforms.

LaMalfa said: “The catastrophic wildfires that have been ravaging our public lands are a fixable problem with a very clear cause – mismanagement has left our forests highly susceptible for these fires to spread at a record rate. Fire prevention, such as thinning dead trees and removing hazardous fuel, has taken a backseat while we spend billions to suppress fires only after they’ve gotten out of hand. These wildfires are every bit the natural disasters that hurricanes are, yet they receive only a fraction of the funding. They destroy property, hurt rural economies, and are a constant danger to human life, wildlife, and their habitat – but it can all be mitigated with better forest management practices. I and many others have fought for these reforms for a long time. I’m glad to see the Administration is listening to the concerns of those who are affected by these fires and has shown a willingness to work with Congress to fix it.”

So far in 2017, there have been 49,864 fires that have burned 8,426,099 acres nationwide, including 182,917 acres in California’s 1st District, Another 60-80 million acres throughout the country are currently considered high risk. The Forest Service has already broken a record by spending more than $2.3 billion on suppression costs this fiscal year. According the House Committee on Natural Resources, wildfires destroyed 4,312 structures, including 3,192 residences in 2016.

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’s Guides and Outfitters Act Passes House

2017/10/03

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 289, the Guides and Outfitters (GO) Act. Introduced by Rep. LaMalfa, this legislation helps more Americans enjoy federal lands by streamlining the approval of special recreation permits issued by the National Park Service (NPS), the US Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other federal agencies.

LaMalfa said: “I am very pleased that my bill, the GO Act, passed the House today. This legislation will help guarantee access for all people to enjoy the outdoors, even federally controlled lands. HR 289 helps Guides and outfitters in rural areas to have more access to recreation opportunities on our public lands. Hunting, fishing, whitewater rafting, biking, trail hikes, horseback riding, and general enjoyment of the outdoors will be easier to do with less Washington bureaucrat red-tape and impossible fees to get in the way. This is a common-sense and fair bill that streamlines the permitting process and allows more local economic opportunities for the people back on their lands that the federal government is the steward of. I look forward to a positive and timely result in the Senate.”

Rep. LaMalfa Speaks on the House floor to urge support for his bill, the Guides and Outfitters Act. [YouTube]
 

The GO Act provides more certainty, lower costs, and faster approval times for all Americans hoping to enjoy outdoor activities and events on federal lands by:

  • Providing outdoor groups with a more orderly and efficient permit application.
  • Decreasing processing time and lowering administrative costs by allowing permits to be completed online.
  • Aligning conflicting policies by federal land management agencies.
  • Providing joint permits for recreational trips and activities that cross a combination of NPS, BLM, and USFS land.
  • Creating temporary permits for up to 2 years with the option for conversion into a long-term permit in order to ease approval of new activities and events.

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 Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act

2017/09/28

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act. This bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Teaching Health Centers program, as well as provides disaster relief for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

LaMalfa said: “With funding expiring on September 30th, it was important to extend authorization for the FAA and prevent nationwide employee furloughs and project halts. In addition, contained in the bill is reauthorization for the Teaching Health Centers program which is particularly important in rural areas, like Northern California, where doctor shortages are a real problem. This program has been an effective tool to address that.

This legislation also increases availability of flood insurance in high risk areas and provides a tax break to our neighbors in the South, who have been severely impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in recent months. This is a timely and important bill, and I hope the Senate will put it on the President’s desk as quickly as possible.”

H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act does the following:

  • Reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration and several aviation programs through March 31, 2018.
  • Reauthorizes Teaching Health Centers and Graduate Medical Education program.
  • Allows for emergency tax relief for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
  • Requires that federally-backed mortgages must have flood insurance if they are in flood hazard areas and reinforces that private flood insurance counts as valid flood insurance as long as that policy is state-approved.

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

2017-10-05 20:54:01


Rep. LaMalfa Urges Support for the Guides and Outfitters Act

2017-10-03 18:20:43


LaMalfa Speaks on Emergency Funding for Hurricane Harvey and Wild Fires in the West

2017-10-03 18:21:12


LaMalfa Pushes Federal Agencies to Stop Marijuana Grows on Public Lands

2017-10-03 18:21:27


LaMalfa at Ag Hearing: Expanding Rural Access to Broadband

2017-03-31 16:13:26


LaMalfa Speaks in Support of the HONEST Act

2017-03-31 16:03:26


LaMalfa Speaks on VA Employment Standards

2017-03-17 17:43:23


LaMalfa Speaks on the Need to Repeal and Replace the ACA

2017-03-10 17:23:19


LaMalfa Shares Stories of Hardship Under the ACA

2017-03-10 17:01:21


LaMalfa Applauds Approval of New Veterans Clinic in Redding

2017-03-02 16:44:49


Rep. LaMalfa States the Facts on Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

2017-02-16 20:17:23


LaMalfa Speaks on Oroville Dam Spillway Situation

2017-02-16 20:13:01


LaMalfa Says Oroville Dam is Stable For Now

2017-02-16 20:09:03


Rep. Doug LaMalfa Praised by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

2017-02-14 18:49:48


LaMalfa Supports Usage of the Congressinal Review Act

2017-02-03 21:33:03


LaMalfa Supports Relief for Farmers, Ranchers, and Businesses

2017-01-13 16:40:14


LaMalfa Advocates for Human Trafficking Awareness

2017-01-13 16:10:52


Rep. LaMalfa: We Must Repeal and Replace Obamacare

2017-01-12 14:40:29


LaMalfa Honors Stu Shaner

2017-01-12 14:38:32


LaMalfa Recognizes Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

2017-01-10 21:53:41


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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Tom McClintock

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Paul Cook

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Jeff Denham

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David Valadao

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Kevin McCarthy

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Steve Knight

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Ed Royce

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Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Mimi Walters

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Dana Rohrabacher

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Darrell Issa

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