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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Defense and National Security

The United States Constitution makes it clear that one of the primary responsibilities of Congress and the federal government is to provide for the common defense. Safeguarding freedom, protecting our homeland, and securing our borders must always be a top priority.

We are living through dangerous times, and I will never underestimate the seriousness of the threats we face from hot spots all around the world. America must stand firm and united against those who would do us harm. We must maintain the greatest military the world has ever seen. And finally, we must adapt to the unique challenges we face in the 21st Century.

At all times, we need to guard against acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and all other potential threats. While I am a strong proponent of reducing government spending, we cannot undermine the commitments we have made to our troops, our allies, and to defend our nation from foreign enemies.

The nature of the threats we face is constantly changing and our national security strategies and defense policies should reflect this reality. As the world’s lone superpower, we have a unique opportunity to ensure our freedom and our way of life is protected.

For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Defense and National Security, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Defense and National Security

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R.2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA). This bill rebuilds military readiness, provides for troops and their families, modernizes the U.S. military arsenal, and reforms many of the Pentagon’s policies.
Oct 25, 2016 Press Release
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on veterans being ordered to repay bonuses offered as an incentive for service as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted to override President Obama’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) cosponsored to safeguard Social Security numbers and prevent identity theft.
Jun 6, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced today that he will recognize 7 students who received appointments to the United States Service Academies on June 6th, in Oroville.
May 19, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016.
Apr 29, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted for a measure he was an original co-sponsor of, the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699), which passed the House of Representatives 418-0.
Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s proposed executive actions regarding the Second Amendment:

“Rather than improving public safety, the most significant outcome of the President’s plan is to force more law-abiding Americans to pay government fees to exercise their Constitutional rights. If that isn’t emblematic of the entire Obama administration, I don’t know what is.

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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. The bill, which he cosponsored, bars state and local governments from receiving federal funds under the State Criminal Alien Assistance program if such entities have policies in effect that prevent the enforcement of federal immigration laws.