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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

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

May 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) announced that he has introduced the Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act), H.R. 5129. The GO Act will continue to make recreation services available to the public and renew the authorization for outfitter and guide permits while eliminating bureaucratic red tape.
Apr 18, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, H.R. 2666. This measure rolls back an FCC proposal to seize control of internet access and mandate Americans’ internet access costs.
Feb 19, 2016 In The News
Rep. LaMalfa tours the Good News Rescue Mission's facilities Wednesday, including its nearly finished Victory House.
Oct 26, 2015 Page

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June 26, 2016: Pushing for Tule Lake Historic Site Bill 

 

June 19, 2016: Acting to Combat Terrorism 

 

June 12, 2016: Condemning New CA Water Proposals

 

Jul 19, 2015 Past E-Newsletters

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Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

Oroville, CA - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of a measure defining the trade negotiating authority of the President and requiring Congressional approval of any final trade proposal. The bill, H.R. 1314, passed with strong Republican support, includes 150 requirements for trade negotiations, ensures Congress can reject any agreement, and requires final agreements to be made public before Congressional and Presidential consideration.

Jun 12, 2015 Past E-Newsletters

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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.