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

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.

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) joined Rep. David Valadao (CA-21), with the support of California House Republicans, in introducing water legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives aimed at providing short-term relief from California’s water crisis.

Nov 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the State Department’s finding that the project had minimal environmental impacts, the project has yet to receive final approval by the Obama administration. 

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today spoke in support of a measure that would accelerate the development of new surface water storage facilities, including Sites Reservoir in Northern California. H.R. 5412, sponsored by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), streamlines the Bureau of Reclamation feasibility study process for surface water storage facilities by putting hard deadlines on study completion and authorizing construction of projects that are found feasible.

Mar 19, 2014 Press Release

Maxwell, CA – Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) and John Garamendi (D-CA-03) were joined today by local elected officials, water agencies, farmers and construction workers to announce a bill authorizing construction of Sites Reservoir in Northern California. Once built, Sites Reservoir will generate 1.9 million acre feet of new water storage for California, which still relies upon a water supply system designed decades ago for a much smaller population. The bill is the only bipartisan measure in Congress addressing California’s water crisis.