More on Congressional Issues
Dec 17, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced that he has nominated 14 North State residents as candidates to the United States Service Academies. The U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy each require a Congressional nomination in order to attend. The admissions process is highly competitive.
Dec 4, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3884, the MORE Act, which would deschedule marijuana and fully legalize and commercialize a schedule 1 narcotic. This bill would also expunge convictions for numerous federal marijuana-related offenses, extend Small Business Administration loans to marijuana companies while other small businesses struggle, and establish a new 5% commercial cannabis tax to create a slush fund for grants to benefit individuals who have been convicted of federal drug crimes.
Dec 1, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after he, Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH-07), and Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13) introduced H.R. 8815, the Election Certainty Act, a bill that prioritizes election security by fortifying ballots and putting safeguards around the ballot collecting process. The bill comes as a response to widespread distrust of voting systems among many Americans. Recent polls continue to show that everyday Americans are losing trust in the electoral system, especially mailed ballots, and need to see that elections are fair and transparent. To address those concerns, this bill institutes common sense requirements that create a standard for mail in ballots.
Nov 2, 2020 Press Release
(Sacramento, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after a State Superior Court tentatively ruled in favor of Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) and their lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom’s abuse of power. In the ruling, the Judge placed a permanent injunction against the Governor, preventing him from unilaterally making or changing state law during the remainder of his administration. Additionally, the Judge declared the Governor’s recent Executive Order that makes changes to the state election process unconstitutional.
Oct 21, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after cosponsoring H.J.Res. 95, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would permanently set the number of U.S. Supreme Court Justices to nine. The proposed amendment states: “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be comprised of nine Justices.”
Aug 22, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act. H.R. 8015 would prohibit any short-term changes to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) operations, from those in effect on January 1, 2020, that may potentially reduce service.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa introduced two pieces of legislation in response to the growing push to normalize early and aggressive medical interventions ranging from puberty-blocking drugs to surgeries for children who identify as transgender. Both the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act aim to protect children and conscience rights.
Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 2214, the NO BAN Act, and H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act. H.R. 2214 limits the President’s executive power to suspend or restrict immigration to if it is detrimental to America’s national security. H.R. 5581 would provide a right to access counsel for any traveler referred to secondary inspection at a port of entry, including dangerous foreign nationals. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost of these immigration bills would be more than $1 billion.
Jul 21, 2020 Press Release
(Modoc County, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act, which included an amendment requesting the former site of an Over-The-Horizon Backscatter (OTHB) Radar System located in Modoc National Forest be sold to Modoc County by the U.S. Forest Service. Despite not being active since 1991, this land remains leased to the Air Force until they remove all buildings, power lines, and other infrastructure on the property. This amendment rids the Air Force of that responsibility and transfers the land and its existing infrastructure to Modoc County to be used for economic development purposes, specifically solar or biomass energy.
Jul 20, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) recently sponsored two amendments supporting rural broadband to be included in H.R. 7608, the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. The first amendment increases funding by $25 million for distance learning, telemedicine, and broadband. The second amendment requires $50 million of the $915 million for the Rural Utilities Service to be spent on rural broadband in “unserved” areas, which have no access to broadband at all.