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 4, 2014 Press Release

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.

Oct 17, 2014 Press Release

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.

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

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.

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that he had received an A rating from the national pro-privacy group, Stand Against Spying. An umbrella organization whose membership ranges from FreedomWorks to the Electronic Freedom Foundation, Stand Against Spying advocates against the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone and Internet activity by the federal government.     

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that his Washington, D.C. and district offices will remain open to serve constituents during the federal government shutdown.

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today joined with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), and Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) to introduce a resolution recognizing the month of August as the “Blue Star Mothers of America Month”. This bipartisan resolution honors the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., a non-partisan and non-political organization comprised of 11,000 members from 42 states. 

May 17, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in recognition of Armed Forces Day, which honors all members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard on the third Saturday of May each year.

Apr 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced the passage of a floor amendment to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 624) sponsored by LaMalfa and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. H.R. 624 is intended to help the government combat the growing number of cyber attacks conducted by foreign governments and terrorist groups. Following the unanimous passage of LaMalfa’s amendment, H.R. 624 was passed by the house with overwhelming bipartisan support.