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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Defense and National Security

The United States Constitution makes it clear that one of the primary responsibilities of Congress and the federal government is to provide for the common defense. Safeguarding freedom, protecting our homeland, and securing our borders must always be a top priority.

We are living through dangerous times, and I will never underestimate the seriousness of the threats we face from hot spots all around the world. America must stand firm and united against those who would do us harm. We must maintain the greatest military the world has ever seen. And finally, we must adapt to the unique challenges we face in the 21st Century.

At all times, we need to guard against acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and all other potential threats. While I am a strong proponent of reducing government spending, we cannot undermine the commitments we have made to our troops, our allies, and to defend our nation from foreign enemies.

The nature of the threats we face is constantly changing and our national security strategies and defense policies should reflect this reality. As the world’s lone superpower, we have a unique opportunity to ensure our freedom and our way of life is protected.

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

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Defense and National Security

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.”
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 President Donald Trump delivered his first official State of the Union Address to Congress.
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.
Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after announcing that he has nominated 20 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.