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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Veterans Issues

America’s Veterans deserve our utmost respect and our commitment to them must be unwavering.  These men and women have fought, sacrificed and died to keep our country free and safe.

I am committed to ensuring that all those who have served our nation receive the care and benefits we've promised them, as well as the proper equipment and support during their time as active members of the military. Recent proposals to cut health and retirement benefits for Veterans are deeply misguided and I will oppose them.

Furthermore, during these challenging economic times, it is simply unacceptable to see young men and women returning from multiple deployments and unable to find work. The post-9/11 Veteran unemployment rate is staggering and clearly more needs to be done to provide a smooth transition to civilian life for our soldiers.

We have also seen alarming levels among Veterans of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stemming from traumatic brain injuries, along with other mental health issues. Our gratitude is not enough.  I will always fight to protect the benefits that Veterans earned.

America’s veterans deserve our respect and our commitment to them must be unwavering.  These men and women have fought, sacrificed and died to keep our country free and safe. 

For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Veterans Issues

May 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.
Mar 17, 2016 Press Release
Veterans can now work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed Choice Program billing. In step with MyVA’s efforts to modernize VA’s customer-focused, Veteran-centered services capabilities, a Community Care Call Center has been set up for Veterans experiencing adverse credit reporting or debt collection resulting from inappropriately billed Choice Program claims.
Jan 15, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to designate a Historic Site on the grounds that were formerly internment camps during World War II for nearly 30,000 Americans of Japanese descent. In addition to designating the location a Historic Site, the bill requires the National Park Service to consult with Modoc County, the City of Tulelake, and the adjacent Tulelake Airport when planning management of the Historic Site.
Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement regarding his vote against the $1.1 trillion spending package to fund the government through September 2016.

“We knew going in that Speaker Ryan was working to make the best of the bad hand he was dealt when he was chosen to lead the House. However, I could not support the final product of negotiations.

Oct 26, 2015 Page

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Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on a new report from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that shows the VA has abused the relocation program for its senior executive service.

Sep 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) announced today that he will be hosting a U.S Service Academies Forum on Saturday, October 3rd for high school students who are interested in attending a United States Military Academy. Counselors and parents who would like to learn about the nomination process are invited to attend as well.

Sep 1, 2015 In The News

Western Sierra Medical Clinic has been approved as a registered health care provider for the Veterans Choice Program.

Clinic officials began offering the closer-to-home health services last week to veterans in the region.

Under the new program, the federal Veterans Affairs allows Western Sierra to handle many health care services for veterans who live more than 40 miles away or must wait more than 30 days for an appointment at the closest VA medical facilities in Sacramento or Reno.

Jul 4, 2015 Past E-Newsletters

Dear Friend,

Today we celebrate our freedom. Two hundred and thirty nine years ago, delegates of the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, formally breaking ties with Britain to become a new nation.