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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Foreign Affairs

American foreign policy must focus on promoting freedom, building strong alliances with our allies, and showing strength to our enemies. While foreign aid is an essential tool for diplomacy and providing humanitarian aid, we should never provide funds to countries that do not share our values or support the United States.

The Middle East is in a state of constant chaos and turmoil. Governments are falling and Iran’s dangerous pursuit of nuclear weapons is re-shaping the political landscape. American national security interests are at risk and our nation’s trusted ally, Israel, continues to be the target of hostile neighbors.

The United States must make it clear that a nuclear Iran is not an option. I fully support aggressive diplomacy and crippling sanctions in dealing with this dangerous regime that continues to make belligerent threats against Israel.

Israel is more than just the only stable democracy in the region, a nation that shares our values, and a source of critical intelligence. Israel is one of our closest allies and I will never waver in my commitment to providing them with American support and funding to protect their people and continue to be a beacon of peace and liberty in the most dangerous part of the world.

For more information concerning my work and views on Foreign Affairs issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Foreign Affairs

May 8, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday a decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear deal.
Feb 14, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.Res.129 - Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States.
Feb 2, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump approved the release of a classified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) memo authored by the House Intelligence Committee. The memo contains reports of misconduct by high level officials at the FBI involving the abuse of government surveillance tools in the 2016 Presidential election.
Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act. The bill would require the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress any transactions authorized for financial institutions in connection with exporting commercial aircraft to Iran.
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump declared that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The U.S. embassy in Israel will also be moved to Jerusalem.
Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed three bills and a resolution that impose new sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah for their support for terrorism and pursuit of ballistic missiles, as well as urging the European Union to join the United States and other countries in officially designating Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.
Oct 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump decertified the Iran Nuclear Deal while calling on Congress to pass new legislation to strengthen the deal.
Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted to override President Obama’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa today supported a measure that extends a wide array of tax credits for American families, students, farms and employers, creating more certainty and decreasing costs for taxpayers. The bill ends a cycle of last minute, retroactive extensions that have inhibited investment and prevented economic growth. Passed on a 318-109 vote, the proposal will now be considered by the Senate.   

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 4038, a bill he cosponsored to halt the resettlement of Iraqis and Syrians in the United States until the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Director of National Intelligence can certify that every refugee has been thoroughly vetted and is not a security threat. The House acted rapidly to pass the bill after one of the perpetrators of the Paris terror attacks was found to have infiltrated Europe with refugees fleeing strife in Syria and Iraq.