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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

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Jun 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. The bill passed by a margin of 408-2.
May 23, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. The legislation was agreed to unanimously in committee and will head to the House floor for final consideration in the coming weeks.
Apr 25, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3144, to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System. This bill prevents removal of federal dams without prior Congressional approval and keeps in place the operations plan for four dams in Washington State which have come under siege recently due to the issuance of a poorly-reasoned court order.
Feb 27, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff), and State Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) recommended providing $33.3 million for water infrastructure projects in accordance with the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act – which was signed into law in December of 2016. DOI recommends the use of these funds to complete the decades-old feasibility study for Sites Reservoir, among other projects.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing titled “The State of our Nation’s Water and Power Infrastructure.” Jim Watson, General Manager of the Sites Project Authority, testified as a witness at the hearing.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) issued the following statement after sending a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking clarification on the agency’s authority to provide public funding for repairs of the Oroville Dam spillway. The State of California has requested FEMA to reimburse 75% of the estimated $870 million price tag, but in previous correspondence with Congress, FEMA has expressed ambiguity over whether it has the authority to fund these type of repairs.
Nov 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after leading a delegation of North State leaders in Washington, D.C., including State Senator Jim Nielsen, State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly, Oroville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Linville, and Yuba City Economic Director Darin Gale, met with a variety of federal agencies and highlighted the wide array of impacts the spillway failure has had on the region.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act, which promotes hydropower development, streamlines licensing, and creates jobs.
Jul 31, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the following statement after sending a bipartisan letter to the California Water Commission supporting Proposition 1 funding for Sites Reservoir.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act, which includes both short and long-term provisions intended to restore water reliability in California, and other western states.