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

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).
Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed three bills and a resolution that impose new sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah for their support for terrorism and pursuit of ballistic missiles, as well as urging the European Union to join the United States and other countries in officially designating Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.
Oct 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump decertified the Iran Nuclear Deal while calling on Congress to pass new legislation to strengthen the deal.
Sep 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which is a package of four appropriations bills that provide funding for the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Legislative Branch. The package also includes funding to secure the U.S. southern border.
Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R.2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA). This bill rebuilds military readiness, provides for troops and their families, modernizes the U.S. military arsenal, and reforms many of the Pentagon’s policies.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after announcing that he will be holding a forum for local high school students who are interested in attending a United States Military Academy. Representatives from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines service academies will be in attendance, as well as staff from Congressman LaMalfa’s office, to answer any questions about the nomination process.

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