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 the 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.

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Thank you.

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More on Economy and Jobs

Jul 18, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act. This bill would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates this policy would destroy up to 3.7 million jobs and lead to an estimated $9 billion net reduction in family income.
Jun 19, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after holding a press conference at the United States Capitol for “Modernize the Truck Fleet Week.” LaMalfa highlighted his legislation, H.R. 2381, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019, which repeals the 100-year-old federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks.
Jun 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to a deal with California lawmakers to expand free health coverage to illegal immigrants in the upcoming budget.
May 24, 2019 Press Release
(Paradise, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after Paradise Medical Group (PMG), with financial and in-kind support from Blue Shield of California, has officially returned to Paradise after their facilities were badly damaged in the Camp Fire. PMG also announced the availability of “PMG Connect,” a new virtual care platform that allows patients to see PMG providers via mobile phone, tablet or personal computer.
May 22, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after co-sponsoring a resolution offered by Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) that highlights the exorbitant costs of the Green New Deal and the harm it would bring to the United States.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1.5 billion to states impacted by major disaster last year. California will receive $491,816,000 for wildfire recovery, including areas impacted by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 9, which would prevent President Trump from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Apr 10, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act. House Democrats passed the legislation with mostly partisan support. This legislation would allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to have unprecedented control over the internet, including content moderation, new taxes and fees, and other new regulations which would stifle job growth and innovation.
Mar 27, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 7, which would provide nearly unlimited paydays for trial lawyers under the guise of paycheck fairness for women. H.R. 7 does not make any improvements upon existing pay discrimination laws, instead, it provides more opportunities for trial lawyers to cash in while tying up job creators with frivolous lawsuits.
Feb 8, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,375,597.87 in grant funding to the Paradise Irrigation District as a result of damage incurred due to the Camp Fire.

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