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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Economy and Jobs

The most urgent and critical issue we face is growing our economy and jumpstarting job creation. Throughout our local community, and our nation as a whole, we have seen too many of our citizens struggling to find work.  It is time for the federal government to get out of the way of small business owners, startup companies, and entrepreneurs all around country so that we can finally get our economy back on track.

As a business owner, I know what it takes to make payroll, balance a budget, and plan for the future. Families and business all across the country are forced to live within their means and it is time for our federal government to do the same.

The first step towards a strong economic recovery that will provide more good-paying jobs for Americans is to finally get our fiscal house in order. Our country currently has over $16 trillion in debt and we are borrowing and spending at an alarming rate.

Secondly, our small businesses are overregulated. An estimate from the Small Business Administration indicates that the cost of all government regulations to our economy comes out to $1.75 trillion per year. We need a comprehensive review of federal regulations and I will work to repeal those that are unnecessary and are blocking job growth.

In addition, the United States currently has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. In the age of globalization, our country ranks only seventh in competitiveness. I support cutting our corporate tax rate and keeping all other taxes as low as possible too.

There are many commonsense steps we can take right away to improve economic conditions in the United States and help put people back to work. Job creation must continue to be our number one priority and I will fight on behalf of American companies and entrepreneurs.

For more information concerning my work and views related to Economy and Jobs, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

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More on Economy and Jobs

May 4, 2018 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after issuing results from a recent survey administered to local small business owners in the North State. Congressman LaMalfa’s office worked with local Chambers of Commerce to widely distribute the survey to North State small businesses.
Apr 26, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5447, the Music Modernization Act. This bipartisan legislation makes important updates to our copyright laws to ensure American music creators are properly recognized and rewarded for their creative work.
Apr 17, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement on April 17th, the last day for individuals to file their federal income tax returns. This is the last year that individuals and families will have to file on the old tax code. The changes made under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will take effect next year.
Apr 12, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the designation of Opportunity Zones in 18 states, including many in Northern California. Opportunity Zones were added to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Feb 1, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the new IRS wage withholding tables take effect and millions of Americans bring home more in their paycheck.
Jan 30, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump delivered his first official State of the Union Address to Congress.
Dec 20, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $493,695 grant will be awarded to California State University (CSU) Chico Research Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to development broadband framework, process, and strategy that supports entrepreneurship and job creation in the region.
Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate will now vote on final passage of the bill.
Dec 15, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the bicameral conference committee reached a consensus on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House and Senate will each vote on final passage of the bill next week.
Dec 4, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to go to Conference with the Senate on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now that the House and Senate have each passed a version of tax reform legislation, members of both bodies can move forward in a conference committee to negotiate the differences between the two bills.