Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

American foreign policy must focus on promoting freedom throughout the world, and building dependable alliances around the world. While foreign aid is a strong tool to incentivize adherence to these values, our nation should never fund countries or organizations that act against our interests.

Our nation has built the largest economy and the strongest military ever known. We must always leverage that strength to accomplish our nation’s goal of fostering peace and free trade around the globe.

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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.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), co-authors of H.R.1241, the American Food for American Schools Act, responded today to the findings of an audit investigating how well California schools are complying with “Buy American” provisions for school food. The audit found that the state does little to ensure that schools follow the federal rules designed to ensure that schools purchase domestic food for lunches and other school food programs.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which imposes new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The bill also gives Congress the authority to review any change in sanctions involving Russia.
Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed two bills to strengthen America’s illegal immigration policies. H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, increases penalties for states that allow sanctuary cities, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, increases penalties for deported illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States, especially for those convicted of felonies.
Jun 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court voted unanimously (9-0) to lift the injunction on President Trump’s travel ban from countries identified as heightened terrorism risks, allowing it to immediately go into effect.
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.

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