Rep. LaMalfa Statement Regarding the President’s State of the Union Address

Jan 12, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa released the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

The President spoke tonight of building trust, working together, and having more constructive debates, though this isn’t the first time he’s made those promises.

He also spoke glowingly of failed policies like Obamacare, which is causing rate increases of up to 29% in the North State; his disastrous agreement with Iran, which recently tested nuclear-capable missiles; and his misguided focus on climate change, which threatens to derail key sectors of the American economy.

This can be another year of business as usual, with the President pushing bigger government and more taxes, or he can join us in working to address our country’s challenges.

Congress passed a tax credit package to support advanced research, provide tax breaks for college students, and help small businesses invest in new equipment.

A transportation measure that will build infrastructure for years to come passed in both houses with overwhelming bipartisan support.

The House and Senate worked together and sent the President a bill restoring Americans’ right to decide which health care plan is right for them.

We’re focused on an agenda that will restore a confident America, but Congress can’t fix these problems alone. We need a partner in the White House that’s willing to give up his partisan rhetoric and join us in working to strengthen our economy and keep America safe.

The President says he’s finally ready to work with us, but he’s made that claim before without following through. If the President is willing to stand by his words and work with Congress to empower Americans to make their own decisions, then we can have a constructive 2016.


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.