Washington, DC –Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of an amendment to the Veterans Affairs (VA) appropriations bill that shifts additional funding to VA offices with the longest case backlogs. Authored by Rep. Amodei (R-NV), the amendment passed with strong bipartisan support and direct $44 million in funds to the fifteen worst-performing VA offices.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in recognition of Armed Forces Day, which honors all members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard on the third Saturday of May each year.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R.45, a measure he co-sponsored to repeal Obamacare. This is the first opportunity for freshmen members in the 113th Congress to take a stand on the issue. The Affordable Care Act, a 2,801 page bill, passed in 2010 through a Democrat House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.
Washington, DC – Late last night, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted for the 2013 farm bill during a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee. The bill, H.R. 1947 eliminates direct subsidy payments, modernizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, institutes new fraud prevention measures and reduces spending by $40 billion.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today successfully passed an amendment to the federal Farm Bill which requires electronic fraud prevention measures and eliminates bonus pay for signing up new recipients. Specifically, the amendment requires the use of existing electronic databases to determine whether applicants are prohibited from receiving food stamp benefits.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in favor of the Working Families Flexibility Act, H.R. 1406 which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1406 allows private sector workers the option of accumulating compensatory time, or “comp time,” rather than receiving overtime cash wages.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of the Full Faith and Credit Act, a measure he cosponsored to ensure that the government will never default on its debts. H.R. 290 requires the Treasury Department to continue making payments on the federal government’s debt in the event of an impasse over future debt ceiling increases.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today recognized the upcoming celebration of the National Day of Prayer on May 2, 2013 by delivering remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) has announced the introduction of “The Child Protection Act of 2013” (HR1690, “Hazel’s Law”), which he is cosponsoring with Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA). This bipartisan legislation closes a loophole in statutes barring sex trafficking of a minor by removing a “knowledge of age” requirement.