Defense and National Security

Defense and National Security

Ensuring the strength and readiness of the United States Armed Forces is one of the primary responsibilities of Congress.

We are living in perilous times, and I will never underestimate the seriousness of the threats we face from foreign nations that seek to harm Americans, such as terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State and Hezbollah.

In the 21st Century, these threats rarely appear in the form of armored vehicles and regular armies – instead choosing to attack America and its allies with guerilla tactics and cyber warfare. A strong America must always maintain its conventional military edge, while continuing to invest in emerging technologies to confront our opponents on new frontiers.

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

More on Defense and National Security

Aug 30, 2021 Press Release

(Chico, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after the Presidential press conference yesterday where the Administration misled the public regarding the facts on the ground and the situation American Citizens are facing trying to evacuate Afghanistan.

Jul 30, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a $2.1 billion emergency funding bill to reimburse the National Guard and Capitol Police.
 

Jul 22, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after releasing a series of four videos shot on location in Siskiyou County, including one of Congressman LaMalfa personally bulldozing illegal grow houses. The videos are an effort to raise awareness of increasing organized crime infiltrating rural California to set up illegal marijuana grows to export the drug to other states.  Nothing about these grows are legal under California law or county ordinances.

Jun 30, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H. Res. 503, which created the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. LaMalfa opposed the previous Jan 6th commission because it was too partisan and limited in scope. This new committee is even more partisan.

Jun 14, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), wrote Governor Newsom asking him to reconsider the closing of California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville, CA.  The letter outlines the many reasons why closing the CCC is detrimental.  This rural facility currently houses 2,000 inmates and provides 1,000 local jobs along with training and staffing for 14 inmate firefighting camps in Northern California.

Mar 19, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) –  Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement in opposition to H.R. 6, the Democrats’ bill to grant mass amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, while doing nothing to improve border security.

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced that he has submitted amendments to House Democrats’ gun control bill, H.R.

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after opposing two Democrat gun control bills, H.R. 8, and H.R.1446.             

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.

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