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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Agriculture

Learn about my work in Congress on Agricultural issues.

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May 24, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) testified at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing regarding the California ripe olive industry and the damage being done by dumping of ripe olives from Spain. Last year, Congressman LaMalfa led a bipartisan letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Ross in support of the U.S. ripe olive industry’s import relief petition against unfairly traded ripe olives from Spain.
May 18, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, known as the Farm Bill.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after meeting with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, newly appointed USDA Interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, and bipartisan members of the House and Senate.
Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, known as the Farm Bill.
Apr 12, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement following the introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill by the House Agriculture Committee.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), co-authors of H.R.1241, the American Food for American Schools Act, responded today to the findings of an audit investigating how well California schools are complying with “Buy American” provisions for school food. The audit found that the state does little to ensure that schools follow the federal rules designed to ensure that schools purchase domestic food for lunches and other school food programs.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act, which includes both short and long-term provisions intended to restore water reliability in California, and other western states.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is repealing the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. According to the EPA, it will eliminate the WOTUS Rule by effectively re-codifying the Clean Water Act as it existed prior to 2015.
May 26, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after, upon Rep. LaMalfa’s request, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging a review of the Department of Justice’s decision to prosecute a court case involving California farmer John Duarte.
Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of HR 2170, the FARM Cost Reduction Act. This bipartisan legislation would lift a de facto prohibition on construction and repair of agricultural structures in areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as flood risks. Under current law, areas designated as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) generally require all new, expanded or repaired structures to be raised above potential flood level. In many areas in Northern California, however, such restrictions would require raising barns and silos upwards of ten feet, adding prohibitive costs and lessening the utility of the structures.