Veterans Issues

Veterans Issues

As important as it is to ensure that America is secure and prosperous, it is just as important to ensure we take care of those who were willing to put their lives on the line to guarantee our freedoms. The Department of Veterans Affairs has consistently shown the trademark problems with federal bureaucracy by being bogged down in an administrative process that benefits no one. They frequently fail to accomplish their main goal of caring for our veterans and allow bureaucrats that have violated the public trust to continue working.

Over the past several years, Congress has passed dozens of measures to improve the VA and raise the quality of life for our veterans. It is imperative that this work continue. I will work with my colleagues in Congress, both Republican and Democrat, to ensure that the needs of our nation’s heroes are addressed.

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

More on Veterans Issues

May 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today spoke on the floor of the House to demand accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs and read whistleblower statements detailing waste, fraud and abuse at the Oakland VA office. Yesterday the House passed a bill LaMalfa cosponsored authorizing the termination of Veterans Affairs officials who were complicit in abuses at the agency.

May 21, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today spoke in favor of a bill he cosponsored to authorize the termination of senior Veterans Affairs officials who have been complicit in abuses at the federal agency. He also authored and passed an amendment requiring Veterans Affairs offices to provide  updates on veterans’ claims, regardless of whether claims had been reassigned to different VA offices.

Oct 30, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in support of a package of bills this week to support much-needed reform within the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, which currently has a backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases. Among the bills are measures to eliminate millions in bonuses to VA staff, ensure that veterans denied serviced are automatically offered appeals and assist homeless veterans. The bills will now be considered in the Senate.

Oct 28, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) on Friday welcomed North State veterans to the opening of the Redding Veterans Home, which is now accepting residents and will eventually be home to at least 150 veterans. Built with federal funds, the community and its lawmakers worked for years to secure operational funds from the state. Rep. LaMalfa advocated for the home’s opening during his time as a member of the state Senate’s Budget Committee and as a member of the state Assembly.  

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that his Washington, D.C. and district offices will remain open to serve constituents during the federal government shutdown.

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today joined with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), and Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) to introduce a resolution recognizing the month of August as the “Blue Star Mothers of America Month”. This bipartisan resolution honors the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., a non-partisan and non-political organization comprised of 11,000 members from 42 states. 

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of an amendment to the Veterans Affairs (VA) appropriations bill that shifts additional funding to VA offices with the longest case backlogs. Authored by Rep. Amodei (R-NV), the amendment passed with strong bipartisan support and direct $44 million in funds to the fifteen worst-performing VA offices.

May 17, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in recognition of Armed Forces Day, which honors all members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard on the third Saturday of May each year.