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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More on Economy and Jobs
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today attended a bipartisan press conference urging a swift resolution to the slowdown occurring at the West Coast Port due to ongoing negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoreman Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of S. 1, a measure authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement applauding the House passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.
Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would return the legal definition of full-time employment to the traditional 40 hours per week. Obamacare currently requires employers to offer health coverage to workers and their dependents who work over 30 hours a week, incentivizing businesses to hire workers at only 29 hours and disproportionately harming low-income workers.
Washington, DC – Last night, Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) joined Rep. David Valadao (CA-21), with the support of California House Republicans, in introducing water legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives aimed at providing short-term relief from California’s water crisis.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the State Department’s finding that the project had minimal environmental impacts, the project has yet to receive final approval by the Obama administration.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today spoke in support of a measure that would accelerate the development of new surface water storage facilities, including Sites Reservoir in Northern California. H.R. 5412, sponsored by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), streamlines the Bureau of Reclamation feasibility study process for surface water storage facilities by putting hard deadlines on study completion and authorizing construction of projects that are found feasible.