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 D.C. – Representative LaMalfa announced he will host a U.S. Service Academies Forum on Saturday, September 20th for high school students who are interested in attending a United States military Academy, or counselors and parents who would like to learn about the nomination process.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation and the steps the Obama Administration is taking to counter the threat posed by ISIS:
“Last night, the President correctly pointed out that ISIS cannot be allowed to expand its foothold in the region. ISIS is a threat to American personnel and interests in the Middle East, and could eventually launch attacks in the United States if we do not take decisive action.
Washington, DC – Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he had received an A rating from the national pro-privacy group, Stand Against Spying. An umbrella organization whose membership ranges from FreedomWorks to the Electronic Freedom Foundation, Stand Against Spying advocates against the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone and Internet activity by the federal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Rep. Doug LaMalfa announced that he has nominated 15 North State residents as candidates to the United States Service Academies, including Alexandra Dahnke to the U.S. Naval Academy and Giancarlo Nandino to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Both are from Red Bluff.
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.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced the passage of a floor amendment to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 624) sponsored by LaMalfa and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. H.R. 624 is intended to help the government combat the growing number of cyber attacks conducted by foreign governments and terrorist groups. Following the unanimous passage of LaMalfa’s amendment, H.R. 624 was passed by the house with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement:
“The attack on innocent Americans in Boston was a senseless act of terrorism. Those who have committed this atrocity must be brought to justice,” said Representative LaMalfa. “Our prayers and thoughts go out to the victims and their families.”
Representative Doug LaMalfa gives an update on today's Continuing Resolution vote that will prevent a government shutdown, while reducing spending. The measure also protects the military and veterans without increasing taxes.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 933, which funds the federal government’s operations for the remainder of the year while maintaining the $85 billion in spending reductions imposed by the sequester. The bill passed on a 267-151 vote and reduces annual spending, but also provides full funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)today commented on the Department of Homeland Security’s order to release as many as 10,000 detained illegal immigrants under the pretenses of President Obama’s sequester funding cuts.