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Jul 20, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) recently sponsored two amendments supporting rural broadband to be included in H.R. 7608, the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. The first amendment increases funding by $25 million for distance learning, telemedicine, and broadband. The second amendment requires $50 million of the $915 million for the Rural Utilities Service to be spent on rural broadband in “unserved” areas, which have no access to broadband at all.
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against final passage of H.R. 2, the House Democrats’ partisan $1.5 trillion Infrastructure plan. After passing a nearly $500 billion infrastructure bill out of committee in mid-June, House Democrats have tacked on over $1 trillion in additional spending with no plan to pay for it.
Jun 18, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Majority’s partisan $494 billion INVEST in America Act out of committee without his support. This legislation would enact a 62% increase on funding levels for infrastructure but fails to include any “pay-fors” or address the Highway Trust Fund going dry. Additionally, the INVEST in America Act prioritizes extreme environmental policy priorities, while ignoring the infrastructure needs of rural America.
Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending a letter recommending California Governor Newsom create a streamlined process for small counties and towns to request funding from California’s estimated $15.3 billion allotment of the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Currently, local governments above a 500,000 population threshold can receive 45% of their funding from the Department of the Treasury.

Mar 6, 2020 Press Release
(Paradise, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after FEMA issued $1.7 million for the Children’s Community Charter School in Paradise, CA in order to replace 6 school buildings damaged during the Camp Fire.
Mar 6, 2020 Press Release
(Alturas, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued $1.7 million as part of the Electric Loan Program to the Surprise Valley Electrical Corporation, which services nearly 6,500 people in Modoc County, CA as well as parts of Nevada and Oregon. This money will be used to purchase and make improvements to a headquarters facility for Surprise Valley Electrical Corporation and was issued after USDA announced that it would be investing $900 million to improve rural electric infrastructure across 16 states.
Feb 28, 2020 Press Release
(Rancho Tehama, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after AT&T opened a cell tower in Rancho Tehama, CA. This comes after the 2012 Ponderosa Fires and the November 2017 shooting at Rancho Tehama Elementary School. Due to the lack of cell service in the area, Tehama County residents were unable to be notified of the danger. A representative from Congressman LaMalfa’s office attended the cell tower ribbon cutting ceremony on February 28th.
Feb 21, 2020 Press Release
(Oroville, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after FEMA announced that it would provide an additional $113 million in reimbursements to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for costs associated with the main spillway at Oroville Dam. This additional funding essentially covers the complete cost of the main spillway, which nearly failed in early February 2017. Beyond costs associated with the main spillway, FEMA has spent about $150 million on disaster recovery, including debris removal and mitigation of the Feather River.
Jan 29, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after House Democrats outlined a $760 billion infrastructure plan.
Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of $550 million in second round funding for the ReConnect Program, which provides funds to expand broadband internet infrastructure in rural America.

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