Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California
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Foreign Affairs

American foreign policy must focus on promoting freedom, building strong alliances with our allies, and showing strength to our enemies. While foreign aid is an essential tool for diplomacy and providing humanitarian aid, we should never provide funds to countries that do not share our values or support the United States.

The Middle East is in a state of constant chaos and turmoil. Governments are falling and Iran’s dangerous pursuit of nuclear weapons is re-shaping the political landscape. American national security interests are at risk and our nation’s trusted ally, Israel, continues to be the target of hostile neighbors.

The United States must make it clear that a nuclear Iran is not an option. I fully support aggressive diplomacy and crippling sanctions in dealing with this dangerous regime that continues to make belligerent threats against Israel.

Israel is more than just the only stable democracy in the region, a nation that shares our values, and a source of critical intelligence. Israel is one of our closest allies and I will never waver in my commitment to providing them with American support and funding to protect their people and continue to be a beacon of peace and liberty in the most dangerous part of the world.

For more information concerning my work and views on Foreign Affairs issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Foreign Affairs

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

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.

Apr 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Redding, CA – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:  

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, who left her mark on the world as a trailblazer for individual rights, limited government and women in leadership positions. Rising from obscurity, she led her nation out of an economic crisis, championed free market reforms and played a key role in liberating millions from oppression behind the Iron Curtain.