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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Washington, DC –Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. The bill, which he cosponsored, bars state and local governments from receiving federal funds under the State Criminal Alien Assistance program if such entities have policies in effect that prevent the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Washington, DC – Earlier today, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in favor of a pair of measures that would ensure Congress has the opportunity to vote on any final deal with Iran regarding their nuclear weapons program, and impose sanctions on any financial institutions which support Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization that is primarily financed by Iran. Both measures passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming bipartisan majority.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement applauding the House passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today delivered the following statement on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives in support of a package of amendments to the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to stop President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration.
Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation to prohibit President Obama, or any future presidents, from exempting or deferring the removal of immigrants unlawfully present in the United States. The measure also reaffirms that only Congress has the legal authority to write immigration laws and that the President is required, under the Constitution, to enforce those laws.
Washington, DC – Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today released the following statement calling for a complete travel ban on commercial flights to and from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.
Washington D.C. – Representative LaMalfa announced he will host a U.S. Service Academies Forum on Saturday, September 20th for high school students who are interested in attending a United States military Academy, or counselors and parents who would like to learn about the nomination process.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation and the steps the Obama Administration is taking to counter the threat posed by ISIS:
“Last night, the President correctly pointed out that ISIS cannot be allowed to expand its foothold in the region. ISIS is a threat to American personnel and interests in the Middle East, and could eventually launch attacks in the United States if we do not take decisive action.