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

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.
Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6172, which would reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) through 2023.
Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against S. J. Res. 68, which prohibits the President from taking actions to defend America and its allies in the region against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jan 30, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5543, the ‘No War Against Iran Act’, as an amendment to H.R. 550.
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.

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