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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

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Jul 10, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the White House announced President Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency for Dwight Hammond, Jr., and his son, Steven Hammond. Dwight and Steven served time in jail for setting controlled burns that spread to small patches of public lands. After completing their sentence, prosecutors won an appeal, resulting in the Hammonds being resentenced to the 5-year mandatory minimum.
Apr 13, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after language from his legislation, H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, was signed into law last month as part of the overall spending agreement. The legislation provides streamlined processes for the removal of hazardous trees or other vegetative overgrowth within or adjacent to electricity infrastructure – such as power lines – on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands, reducing the risk of forest fires and electrical grid blackouts.
Apr 12, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement following the introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill by the House Agriculture Committee.
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act. This bill reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire and dramatically improves the health and resiliency of federal forests.
Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2266, the disaster supplemental appropriations package. This legislation sends $36.5 billion toward wildfire suppression and hurricane relief – with $576.5 million going towards fighting recent catastrophic wildfires in the western United States.
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 3907, the Federal Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act. This bill will direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to allow those who risk their lives fighting wildfires to be called “Wildland Firefighters.”
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced a request to Congress of $576.5 million in wildfire suppression funding, as well as recommending increased forest management and reforms. This comes after Rep. LaMalfa and many of his House colleagues sent a letter to the OMB, requesting comprehensive forest management and wildland fire budgeting reforms.
Oct 3, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 289, the Guides and Outfitters (GO) Act. Introduced by Rep. LaMalfa, this legislation helps more Americans enjoy federal lands by streamlining the approval of special recreation permits issued by the National Park Service (NPS), the US Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other federal agencies.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending letters to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In the letters, LaMalfa asks the agencies to assist in combating illegal marijuana growers on federal lands.
Jun 21, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, introduced by Rep. LaMalfa and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). The bipartisan legislation provides streamlined processes for the removal of hazardous trees or other vegetative overgrowth within or adjacent to electricity infrastructure – such as power lines – on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands, reducing the risk of forest fires and electrical grid blackouts. The bill passed the House by a margin of 300-118.