Defense and National Security
The United States Constitution makes it clear that one of the primary responsibilities of Congress and the federal government is to provide for the common defense. Safeguarding freedom, protecting our homeland, and securing our borders must always be a top priority.
We are living through dangerous times, and I will never underestimate the seriousness of the threats we face from hot spots all around the world. America must stand firm and united against those who would do us harm. We must maintain the greatest military the world has ever seen. And finally, we must adapt to the unique challenges we face in the 21st Century.
At all times, we need to guard against acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and all other potential threats. While I am a strong proponent of reducing government spending, we cannot undermine the commitments we have made to our troops, our allies, and to defend our nation from foreign enemies.
The nature of the threats we face is constantly changing and our national security strategies and defense policies should reflect this reality. As the world’s lone superpower, we have a unique opportunity to ensure our freedom and our way of life is protected.
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More on Defense and National Security
Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s proposed executive actions regarding the Second Amendment:
“Rather than improving public safety, the most significant outcome of the President’s plan is to force more law-abiding Americans to pay government fees to exercise their Constitutional rights. If that isn’t emblematic of the entire Obama administration, I don’t know what is.
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Washington, DC –Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. The bill, which he cosponsored, bars state and local governments from receiving federal funds under the State Criminal Alien Assistance program if such entities have policies in effect that prevent the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Washington, DC – Earlier today, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in favor of a pair of measures that would ensure Congress has the opportunity to vote on any final deal with Iran regarding their nuclear weapons program, and impose sanctions on any financial institutions which support Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization that is primarily financed by Iran. Both measures passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming bipartisan majority.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement applauding the House passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.