LaMalfa Opposes Partisan Messaging Bill

Apr 4, 2019
Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. House Democrat leadership allowed the law to expire earlier this year when they elected not to include a clean reauthorization in the final spending bill to reopen the federal government.

LaMalfa said: “Since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has been a powerful tool to help protect women from domestic violence. It’s unfortunate that Democrat leadership intentionally allowed it to expire earlier this year in an attempt to pack it with partisan policies, such as gun control and allowing biological males into women’s shelters, rather than a simple reauthorization of the law. They have taken a straightforward bill and turned it into a partisan wish list. The process has also been atrocious – it was referred to seven House committees, but only considered in one. In many ways, this bill would actually harm the very women and girls we’re trying to protect in the first place. I hope the Senate will strip this bill of unnecessary partisan provisions and send a straightforward reauthorization back to the House that everyone would gladly support.”

Congressman LaMalfa is a cosponsor of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s H.R. 1741, the Violence Against Women Extension Act, which would extend the program for 2 years while Congress debates a long-term reauthorization.

Rep. LaMalfa Opposes Democrat Messaging Bill, Wants Clean Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act. [YouTube]
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.