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

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.Con.Res. 83, which directed the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Military, at the direction of President Trump, took direct action against identified terrorists linked the the Iranian Regime. Two targets were killed in an air strike near Baghdad Airport that include U.S.-designated terrorist Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani and militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Both men were responsible for the planning and attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq earlier this week.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington DC- Representative Doug LaMalfa announced that he has nominated 15 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 19, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act which sets the priorities for military spending and troop pay. The bill’s historic bipartisanship was sidelined as the New Democratic majority attempted to include many irrelevant provisions, such as blocking wall funding and altering military transgender policy. Those controversial poison pills were stripped from the bill allowing today’s bipartisan vote.

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.

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