We must keep our promise to America’s seniors, who have given a lifetime of effort to our nation and deserve their contributions to be honored and respected. I will work to ensure that Social Security and Medicare continue to be viable programs that are stable and self-sufficient.
In 2010, for the first time in history the Social Security Administration spent more in payments than it received in receipts. A failure to act will ensure the unacceptable result of collapsing system, leaving our seniors without the support that they have earned and planned for. Congress must work to preserve the benefits that those at or near retirement have planned their lives around, while also guaranteeing that future generations have the ability to control and plan for their eventual retirements.
Repealing Obamacare would immediately overturn the $718 billion cut made to Medicare, safeguarding a medical system that serves over 48 million Americans. Cutting the cost of doing business is critical, that includes addressing defensive medicine, malpractice reform and increasing competition. Allowing more consumer choice and competition across state lines will also help to lower medical costs for all Americans.
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Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. H.R. 2, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 393-37, repeals the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment method and replaces it with a new payment program that the Congressional Budget Office stated will save almost a billion dollars over current policy. The bill also extends the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has been involved in a scandal regarding the failure to process valid benefit claims, forcing General Eric Shinseki to resign as Secretary of the department on May 30, 2014. In the latest depressing news, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published “Review of Alleged Mismanagement of Informal Claims Processing at VA Regional Office Oakland,” confirming allegations by Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) that the Oakland VA Regional Office had not processed nearly 14,000 benefit claims dating back to the mid-1990s.
02/19/2015 04:00:53 PM PST
By Doug Oakley
OAKLAND -- The Oakland office of Veterans Affairs improperly filed and then lost about 14,000 unprocessed veterans benefit claims, some dating back to the 1990s, according to a federal government investigation released Wednesday.
Washington, DC – As the result of a yearlong investigation by Congressman LaMalfa and his staff, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated a review of the Oakland Veterans Affairs Regional Office in mid-2014. The OIG report (click here) of the initial investigation was released today and details a complete failure to maintain records of thousands of veterans’ claims.
By David Smith
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.”
By: U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa /Guest Columnist
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.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would allow states to voluntarily establish and maintain a new tax-exempt savings account for individuals with disabilities to cover expenses such as education, housing, transportation, employment training, health, and related expenses. Similar to 529 plans, which permit families to save for a child’s higher-education investment fund, a 529A, or ABLE, account aims to provide families of a disabled child the opportunity to set aside money for long-term expenses.
For Immediate Release
January 14, 2014