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.

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More on Defense and National Security

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020. Historically a bipartisan bill to fund our defense and armed forces, House Democrats have added countless partisan provisions that slash military funding and jeopardize our national security.
Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House agreed to the Senate-passed a $4.6 billion emergency border supplemental bill.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.
Jun 25, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.
Jun 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to a deal with California lawmakers to expand free health coverage to illegal immigrants in the upcoming budget.
Jun 4, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 6, which would not address the growing illegal immigration crisis at the Southern border and, instead, would provide mass amnesty for millions of people and incentivize illegal immigration.
Mar 26, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House failed to pass a veto message on H.J. Res. 46, which would override the President’s veto of a resolution to overturn the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. A two-thirds majority vote in Congress is required to override a Presidential veto. The measure failed by a margin of 248-181. Congressman LaMalfa voted in opposition to overriding the President’s veto.
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.J. Res 46, a joint resolution to terminate the national emergency related to the U.S.-Mexico border, declared by the President on February 15, 2019. The House passed the measure 245-182, with largely Democrat support.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a Declaration for a National Emergency to address the national security and humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border.
Jan 8, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump addressed the nation to urge Congress to increase security at the U.S. southern border.

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