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.
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Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today supported a measure that extends a wide array of tax credits for American families, students, farms and employers, creating more certainty and decreasing costs for taxpayers. The bill ends a cycle of last minute, retroactive extensions that have inhibited investment and prevented economic growth. Passed on a 318-109 vote, the proposal will now be considered by the Senate.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 4038, a bill he cosponsored to halt the resettlement of Iraqis and Syrians in the United States until the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Director of National Intelligence can certify that every refugee has been thoroughly vetted and is not a security threat. The House acted rapidly to pass the bill after one of the perpetrators of the Paris terror attacks was found to have infiltrated Europe with refugees fleeing strife in Syria and Iraq.
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Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration is close to reaching an agreement with Iran on its nuclear weapons program.
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and 26 of his House colleagues sent a letter today to President Barack Obama urging the President to reconsider his recent statements on Israel and a potential peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress:
“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech is a wake-up call to those who haven’t yet accepted that Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons is dangerous not just for Israel, but also for the United States. Our enduring friendship with Israel, one based upon mutual trust and respect, demands that we stand against those who threaten Israel’s existence.
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.
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.