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 18, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution reaffirming support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and denouncing proposed legislation to abolish ICE.

Jun 28, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act, 2019. This legislation fully funds the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019, including an increase in funding to rebuild the military and the largest pay raise our troops have seen in 9 years (2.6%).

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to keep undocumented immigrant families together, but continue “zero-tolerance” policy towards prosecuting illegal immigrants apprehended at the border.”
Jun 8, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. LaMalfa ensured language was included in the bill to prohibit permits for the dredged or fill material from normal farming, ranching, or irrigation activities.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5515 the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. This legislation increases funding to rebuild the military and provides the largest pay raise for our troops in 9 years (2.6%).
May 8, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday a decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear deal.
Mar 7, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) opened a lawsuit against the State of California, Governor Jerry Brown, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra regarding three pieces of legislation which interfere with the federal government’s immigration enforcement and removal programs.
Feb 14, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.Res.129 - Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States.
Feb 2, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump approved the release of a classified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) memo authored by the House Intelligence Committee. The memo contains reports of misconduct by high level officials at the FBI involving the abuse of government surveillance tools in the 2016 Presidential election.
Jan 30, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. This legislation provides funding for our military and defense, supports the needs of our armed forces, and increases troop pay.

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