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 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.
Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act. The bill would require the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress any transactions authorized for financial institutions in connection with exporting commercial aircraft to Iran.
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The bill would allow a qualified individual to possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. Congressman LaMalfa is one of the original cosponsors of the bill.
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump declared that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The U.S. embassy in Israel will also be moved to Jerusalem.
Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives agreed to the Senate-amended version of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with broad bipartisan support (356-70).

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