Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) applauds the passage of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill. When the bill passed today, it included two amendments sponsored by Rep. LaMalfa intended to roll back excessive regulations and protect California’s access to water supplies during the drought. Additionally, LaMalfa was successful in securing funds for a levee project in the North State and accelerate the completion of the Sites feasibility study.Read More
Washington, DC – Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) today announced the introduction of H.R. 2041, the Public Power Risk Management Act. The bill codifies into law a recent rule change by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) providing regulatory relief inadvertently imposed on public power entities by the Dodd-Frank financial reform in 2010. A companion bill was also introduced in the Senate by Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN).Read More
6:02 PM, Apr 25, 2015
California’s drought has been dragging along for four years now and in the world of state and federal governments that’s just about long enough for it to be deemed an emergency.
Not everyone moved at that bureaucratic pace, though.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa has been championing the Sites Reservoir since his years in the state Legislature, although the project never gained the legs it needed to crawl out of the decades-long stall it’s been in.Read More
Washington, DC – On Wednesday the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on systemic failures and mismanagement at the Oakland Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Regional Office, where investigations determined that at least 13,184 veterans’ benefit claims were hidden and that veterans had died without receiving a response. Mrs. Rustyann Brown, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and former employee at the Oakland VA Regional Office that worked on the 13,184 claims, testified during the hearing about VA management’s efforts to conceal the claims. Mrs. Brown contacted Rep.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) participated in a House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing today on systemic failures and dysfunction at the Oakland Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Regional Office. The hearing also examined horrific reports of mismanagement and data manipulation at the Philadelphia VA Regional Office. Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs and whistleblowers from these two regional offices testified before the committee today.Read More
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) released the following statement after voting in support of a package of measures intended to hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable to American taxpayers:Read More
Washington, DC – Responding to Congressional criticism over how it implemented the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will expand eligibility requirements for veterans. Under the new eligibility, the calculation used to determine eligibility based on the distance from health care facilities will change from a 40 mile straight line to 40 miles of driving distance. The change in eligibility is expected to roughly double the number of eligible veterans for the program.Read More
Posted Apr. 10, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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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.
Today the House voted to repeal the Death Tax. Hard work should be passed down, not punished. http://t.co/o1rdyfM2mT