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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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.
Maxwell, CA – Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) and John Garamendi (D-CA-03) were joined today by local elected officials, water agencies, farmers and construction workers to announce a bill authorizing construction of Sites Reservoir in Northern California. Once built, Sites Reservoir will generate 1.9 million acre feet of new water storage for California, which still relies upon a water supply system designed decades ago for a much smaller population. The bill is the only bipartisan measure in Congress addressing California’s water crisis.
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2014
For Immediate Release
January 28, 2014
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today issued the following comment on the President’s State of the Union Address:
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today supported a measure authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry petroleum from Canada and the Northern United States as far South as Texas. The bill, HR 3, was passed by the Natural Resources Committee and will now be considered on the House floor. The bill’s passage comes on the heels of a State Department report finding that the project will have no major environmental impacts.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R.45, a measure he co-sponsored to repeal Obamacare. This is the first opportunity for freshmen members in the 113th Congress to take a stand on the issue. The Affordable Care Act, a 2,801 page bill, passed in 2010 through a Democrat House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The law constitutes perhaps the most drastic expansion of the federal government in our nation's history.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in favor of the Working Families Flexibility Act, H.R. 1406 which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1406 allows private sector workers the option of accumulating compensatory time, or “comp time,” rather than receiving overtime cash wages.
Washington, DC – Redding, CA – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today issued the following comment on the release of the Labor Department’s March Jobs Report, which found that just 88,000 new jobs were created and 500,000 Americans left the workforce, bringing workforce participation to its lowest rate since 1979:
“Today’s jobs report makes it even more clear that big government and a ‘Washington knows best’ attitude will never spur the robust growth that our nation’s economy needs.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today passed his first bill as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives out of the Agriculture Committee. H.R. 1038, the “Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013”, preserves the ability of public power utilities to purchase energy for futures needs at cost-effective rates. The measure passed with unanimous support and is cosponsored by bipartisan lawmakers from around the nation.