Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California
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Economy and Jobs

The most urgent and critical issue we face is growing our economy and jumpstarting job creation. Throughout our local community, and our nation as a whole, we have seen too many of our citizens struggling to find work.  It is time for the federal government to get out of the way of small business owners, startup companies, and entrepreneurs all around country so that we can finally get our economy back on track.

As a business owner, I know what it takes to make payroll, balance a budget, and plan for the future. Families and business all across the country are forced to live within their means and it is time for our federal government to do the same.

The first step towards a strong economic recovery that will provide more good-paying jobs for Americans is to finally get our fiscal house in order. Our country currently has over $16 trillion in debt and we are borrowing and spending at an alarming rate.

Secondly, our small businesses are overregulated. An estimate from the Small Business Administration indicates that the cost of all government regulations to our economy comes out to $1.75 trillion per year. We need a comprehensive review of federal regulations and I will work to repeal those that are unnecessary and are blocking job growth.

In addition, the United States currently has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. In the age of globalization, our country ranks only seventh in competitiveness. I support cutting our corporate tax rate and keeping all other taxes as low as possible too.

There are many commonsense steps we can take right away to improve economic conditions in the United States and help put people back to work. Job creation must continue to be our number one priority and I will fight on behalf of American companies and entrepreneurs.

For more information concerning my work and views related to Economy and Jobs, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

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More on Economy and Jobs

Feb 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015.

Feb 13, 2015 In The News

Congressional Republicans and Democrats are working together to reach a rapid resolution of a labor dispute that’s clogging West Coast ports.

With crop exports from regions like the Pacific Northwest and California’s Central Valley particularly at risk, more than a dozen lawmakers united Thursday in support of port peace. If nothing else, the rare show of bipartisanship underscored the enduring importance of maritime trade.

Feb 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today attended a bipartisan press conference urging a swift resolution to the slowdown occurring at the West Coast Port due to ongoing negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoreman Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Feb 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of S. 1, a measure authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

Feb 3, 2015 In The News

REDDING, Calif. -

A budget battle is brewing in our nation's capital as President Barack Obama laid out his $4 trillion budget plan. It’s one that raised many concerns for the Northstate congressman.

"It's not a realistic budget because the level of spending - it's just not going to pass through this House or this Senate that the voters of the U.S. have put in place,” said California Congressional District 1 Representative Doug LaMalfa.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

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.

Jan 13, 2015 In The News

By David Smith
dsmith@siskiyoudaily.com

Posted Jan. 13, 2015 @ 9:18 am

Siskiyou County’s Congressional representative Doug LaMalfa voted recently to alter the requirement that employees working 30 hours per week be provided with health insurance by their employers.

LaMalfa joined 239 other House Republicans and 12 Democrats in passing House Resolution 30, titled the “Save American Workers Act of 2015.” 

Jan 12, 2015 In The News

By: U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa /Guest Columnist

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would return the legal definition of full-time employment to the traditional 40 hours per week. Obamacare currently requires employers to offer health coverage to workers and their dependents who work over 30 hours a week, incentivizing businesses to hire workers at only 29 hours and disproportionately harming low-income workers.

Dec 8, 2014 In The News
A new drought-relief bill a California congressman has proposed to make the most out of this summer's negotiations with U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has itself encountered opposition from Democrats in the House of Representatives.
 

 

A California congressman’s drought relief bill is encountering criticism from Democrats in the House of Representatives.