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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Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration is close to reaching an agreement with Iran on its nuclear weapons program.
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and 26 of his House colleagues sent a letter today to President Barack Obama urging the President to reconsider his recent statements on Israel and a potential peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress:
“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech is a wake-up call to those who haven’t yet accepted that Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons is dangerous not just for Israel, but also for the United States. Our enduring friendship with Israel, one based upon mutual trust and respect, demands that we stand against those who threaten Israel’s existence.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation and the steps the Obama Administration is taking to counter the threat posed by ISIS:
“Last night, the President correctly pointed out that ISIS cannot be allowed to expand its foothold in the region. ISIS is a threat to American personnel and interests in the Middle East, and could eventually launch attacks in the United States if we do not take decisive action.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) spoke on the House floor today to urge to President Obama and the Senate to return to negotiations with the House. While the Senate recessed Friday and does not return until Monday, the House of Representatives is in session and working to avert a government shutdown that would occur if a Continuing Resolution to fund the government is not passed by midnight on Monday.
Washington, DC – Redding, CA – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, who left her mark on the world as a trailblazer for individual rights, limited government and women in leadership positions. Rising from obscurity, she led her nation out of an economic crisis, championed free market reforms and played a key role in liberating millions from oppression behind the Iron Curtain.