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.

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

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after House Leadership unveiled the framework for their tax reform proposal on Wednesday afternoon.
Aug 30, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump gave a speech on tax reform in Springfield, Missouri, calling for lower taxes and a drastically simpler tax code.
Aug 29, 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) awarded $2,400,000 in grant funding to the City of Weed, CA for the construction of a roadway and additional infrastructure. The project is expected to create 80 jobs and leverage $12 million in private investment.
Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement upon receiving the national Spirit of Enterprise Award and the national Hard Hat Award on behalf of the US Chamber of Commerce, as well as the local Redding, Anderson and City of Shasta Lake Chambers of Commerce. These awards honor members of Congress for their commitment to pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 114th Congress.
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) cosponsored to safeguard Social Security numbers and prevent identity theft.
Sep 19, 2016 Press Release
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA, has been awarded a $313,592 Distance Learning Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development.
Aug 29, 2016 Press Release
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today participated in a field hearing of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to examine the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (CAHSRA) operations.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) announced that he has introduced the Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act), H.R. 5129. The GO Act will continue to make recreation services available to the public and renew the authorization for outfitter and guide permits while eliminating bureaucratic red tape.
Apr 18, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, H.R. 2666. This measure rolls back an FCC proposal to seize control of internet access and mandate Americans’ internet access costs.

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