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 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.

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.