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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Press Releases

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act and H.R. 1367, To Improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and for other purposes. Together, the two bills increase the VA Secretary’s flexibility to remove, demote or suspend bad employees while improving their ability to recruit and retain high-quality health care providers.
Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. Under current law, if a veteran or beneficiary is appointed a fiduciary from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), they are labeled as incompetent and automatically sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Once in the system, they are prohibited from legally purchasing or owning a firearm. This bill violates due process and grants the authority determine whether a beneficiary can be removed from the list in the hands of VA bureaucrats. H.R. 1181 prohibits the VA from automatically submitting names to the NICS without a magistrate or judicial authority ruling that the beneficiary is unfit to possess or purchase a firearm.
Mar 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending a letter, along with many of his colleagues in the California congressional delegation, urging President Trump to take immediate action to facilitate the work required to repair the two Oroville Dam spillways that were damaged in the February 2017 storm events. The damage forced the mandatory evacuation of nearly 200,000 residents, and President Trump responded by declaring a Major Emergency and authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist local and state officials and provide aid to evacuees. The letter LaMalfa sent today requests that the President use his authority to streamline and waive review of the repairs under several federal environmental laws which would otherwise force significant delays in repair to the spillways.
Mar 10, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after announcing a town hall meeting to take place in California’s 1st District in March.
Mar 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017 – allocating $583.7 billion in total discretionary funding for fiscal year 2017. The bill passed by a margin of 371-48.
Mar 3, 2017 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) Today, Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 1269, which will accelerate the federal review of Sites Reservoir and better position the project for funding under Proposition 1. The bill also authorizes the federal government to be involved in construction of the project should it be found feasible and is an innovative new way for the federal government to participate in a locally controlled project.
Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Transportation and Infrastructure committee authorized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lease a new facility in Redding, California. The new clinic will consolidate the operations of two existing clinics in the area while also providing 50% more total space. The expanded space allows for an additional 17 mental health providers, a mammography division, and a second x-ray unit at the facility.
Mar 1, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1241, the “American Food for American Schools” Act. The bill is designed to bring more accountability and transparency to the “Buy American” provisions of the National School Lunch Act. Under current law, school districts are required to use domestically-sourced products for school lunches wherever practical but may request a waiver from the Department of Agriculture if the cost of domestic sourcing is significantly higher. Unfortunately, these waiver requests do not always occur. This bipartisan legislation would legally require school nutrition providers to seek a waiver in order to use foreign commodities and products. Additionally, waiver requests must be made available to the public to ensure accountability and provide American farmers and food providers an opportunity to seek out school districts that need affordable American-grown food.
Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump addressed a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday night.
Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dismantling the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.

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