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.
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WASHINGTON — The California drought is stoking a congressional appetite for additional water storage, with new and larger dams back on competing menus.
The latest offering is expected Friday, as House members plan to introduce a package of bills to authorize a larger Shasta Dam, a new dam on the Upper San Joaquin River and an expanded San Luis Reservoir. Next week, a bill is expected that would call for construction of a reservoir northwest of Sacramento.
U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa wants the federal government to backtrack on a $3 billion commitment for high-speed rail in California.
Instead, LaMalfa said Tuesday that the money should be used instead for water infrastructure improvements that could help stave off drought threats in California in the state.
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2014
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today supported a measure authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry petroleum from Canada and the Northern United States as far South as Texas. The bill, HR 3, was passed by the Natural Resources Committee and will now be considered on the House floor. The bill’s passage comes on the heels of a State Department report finding that the project will have no major environmental impacts.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) questions United State Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell on forest management policies on during a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations and pushes for better forest management to prevent forest fires.
Representing Nevada County, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) took Friday’s dismal jobs report as an opportunity to lambast Washington Democrats. “Instead of simply talking about job creation, this administration needs to examine its policies and recognize that higher energy prices, increasing health care costs and rising taxes are slowing growth and stunting economic recovery,” LaMalfa said in a statement. U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring.
A bill to increase timber cutting on national forests has the strong support of Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale.
I'm excited that the bill is moving forward, he said, speaking by phone Wednesday from his Oroville office. It's something I look forward to helping on in committee.
The bill, called the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, was introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings, RWash.
He chairs the House Natural Resources Committee.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, added his voice this afternoon to many others offering opinions of President Obama's proposed budget, which was released today.
"I was disappointed by President Obama's proposal for the American people," LaMalfa was quoted in a news release his office sent out. "His budget, despite raising taxes more than $1 trillion, will never balance and is filled with additional spending, increased taxes, and more bureaucracy."
Washington, DC – Redding, CA – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today issued the following comment on the release of the Labor Department’s March Jobs Report, which found that just 88,000 new jobs were created and 500,000 Americans left the workforce, bringing workforce participation to its lowest rate since 1979:
“Today’s jobs report makes it even more clear that big government and a ‘Washington knows best’ attitude will never spur the robust growth that our nation’s economy needs.