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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Veterans Issues

America’s Veterans deserve our utmost respect and our commitment to them must be unwavering.  These men and women have fought, sacrificed and died to keep our country free and safe.

I am committed to ensuring that all those who have served our nation receive the care and benefits we've promised them, as well as the proper equipment and support during their time as active members of the military. Recent proposals to cut health and retirement benefits for Veterans are deeply misguided and I will oppose them.

Furthermore, during these challenging economic times, it is simply unacceptable to see young men and women returning from multiple deployments and unable to find work. The post-9/11 Veteran unemployment rate is staggering and clearly more needs to be done to provide a smooth transition to civilian life for our soldiers.

We have also seen alarming levels among Veterans of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stemming from traumatic brain injuries, along with other mental health issues. Our gratitude is not enough.  I will always fight to protect the benefits that Veterans earned.

America’s veterans deserve our respect and our commitment to them must be unwavering.  These men and women have fought, sacrificed and died to keep our country free and safe. 

For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Veterans Issues

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government until January 19, 2018. Additionally, the House passed an $81 billion disaster aid package for areas affected by wildfires and hurricanes.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed numerous pieces of legislation intended to improve the quality of care that veterans receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Oct 25, 2016 Press Release
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on veterans being ordered to repay bonuses offered as an incentive for service as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Sep 15, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa voted in favor of H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, which passed the House of Representatives on a 310-116 vote.
Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa today voted in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, a bill he cosponsored reforming our mental health system.
Jun 25, 2016 In The News


Michael Doyle: 202-383-0006@MichaelDoyle10

Liberals and conservatives alike want to remember an infamous Northern California internment camp that held Japanese-Americans in punitive conditions during World War II.

The Capitol Hill question now, a perennially pointed one when it comes to Western public land issues, is whether lawmakers can resolve their differences about details.

Jun 25, 2016 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on a bill Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-R) sponsored to create a National Historic Site on the location of a World War II internment camp.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.
Mar 17, 2016 Press Release
Veterans can now work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed Choice Program billing. In step with MyVA’s efforts to modernize VA’s customer-focused, Veteran-centered services capabilities, a Community Care Call Center has been set up for Veterans experiencing adverse credit reporting or debt collection resulting from inappropriately billed Choice Program claims.
Jan 15, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to designate a Historic Site on the grounds that were formerly internment camps during World War II for nearly 30,000 Americans of Japanese descent. In addition to designating the location a Historic Site, the bill requires the National Park Service to consult with Modoc County, the City of Tulelake, and the adjacent Tulelake Airport when planning management of the Historic Site.