LaMalfa Appointed Conservation and Forestry Ranking Member
Jan 31, 2019
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after being appointed Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
LaMalfa said: “It’s a great honor to serve as Ranking Member on the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, and an assignment that is a tremendous opportunity for Northern California. Wildfires occur each year in the First District – the Carr Fire and Camp Fire represent the enormous devastation last year. On this Subcommittee, I will focus on working across the aisle in an effort to achieve meaningful forestry reforms that can help prevent future catastrophes, such as hazardous fuel reduction and streamlining forest management practices. These are issues that I am very passionate about, and I look forward to working with Subcommittee Chairwoman Abigail Spanberger to help improve the stewardship of our federal lands.”
“With farm bill implementation underway, our subcommittees will play an instrumental role in promoting and protecting policies that are important to rural America and our country’s farm and ranch families. I look forward to working with Doug and all of our Ranking Members who have a wide-range of knowledge and expertise in the ag industry,” said Ranking Member Michael Conaway.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.