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

Apr 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement:

“The attack on innocent Americans in Boston was a senseless act of terrorism.  Those who have committed this atrocity must be brought to justice,” said Representative LaMalfa.  “Our prayers and thoughts go out to the victims and their families.”

Mar 6, 2013 Blog Post

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 933, which funds the federal government’s operations for the remainder of the year while maintaining the $85 billion in spending reductions imposed by the sequester. The bill passed on a 267-151 vote and reduces annual spending, but also provides full funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military.

Feb 28, 2013 Blog Post

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)today commented on the Department of Homeland Security’s order to release as many as 10,000 detained illegal immigrants under the pretenses of President Obama’s sequester funding cuts.