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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

LaMalfa Comments on Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Delta Tunnels

Sep 8, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after a federal audit found that the Obama Administration improperly used $84 million in taxpayer dollars on the delta tunnels project.

LaMalfa said: “The use of taxpayer dollars by the Obama Administration to improperly fund Governor Brown’s pet delta tunnel project is unacceptable. The state of California and the federal government lied to Congress and stole millions of hard-earned dollars from taxpayers – who ended up paying for a large portion of the project’s planning costs without their knowledge. California needs to repay every penny to the federal government immediately. The Bureau of Reclamation needs to explain to Congress how and why this happened and the employees and appointees who carried it out must be held responsible. Lying to Congress and the American people cannot be tolerated.”

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.