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

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.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed several bills that will help to combat human trafficking.
Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed two bills to strengthen America’s illegal immigration policies. H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, increases penalties for states that allow sanctuary cities, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, increases penalties for deported illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States, especially for those convicted of felonies.
Jun 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court voted unanimously (9-0) to lift the injunction on President Trump’s travel ban from countries identified as heightened terrorism risks, allowing it to immediately go into effect.
Jun 2, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after honoring four students who received appointments to the United States Service Academies on June 2nd in Oroville, CA.
May 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed eight pieces of legislation to combat child abuse and exploitation.
Oct 25, 2016 Press Release
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on veterans being ordered to repay bonuses offered as an incentive for service as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted to override President Obama’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) cosponsored to safeguard Social Security numbers and prevent identity theft.

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