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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Press Releases

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed two bills to strengthen America’s illegal immigration policies. H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, increases penalties for states that allow sanctuary cities, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, increases penalties for deported illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States, especially for those convicted of felonies.
Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act. The bill lowers insurance costs for health care liability coverage, which would reduce health care costs for everyone and encourage more doctors to remain in field.
Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The bill will transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a separate, not-for-profit entity, which will ensure America’s aviation system moves into the modern era.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is repealing the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. According to the EPA, it will eliminate the WOTUS Rule by effectively re-codifying the Clean Water Act as it existed prior to 2015.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after his bill, H.R. 289, the Guides and Outfitters (GO) Act passed the Natural Resources Committee. This legislation helps more Americans enjoy federal lands by streamlining the approval of special recreation permits issued by the National Park Service (NPS), the US Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other federal agencies.
Jun 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court voted unanimously (9-0) to lift the injunction on President Trump’s travel ban from countries identified as heightened terrorism risks, allowing it to immediately go into effect.
Jun 22, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as the single lead agency to coordinate all reviews, analysis, and permitting of construction of new water infrastructure.
Jun 21, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, introduced by Rep. LaMalfa and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). The bipartisan legislation provides streamlined processes for the removal of hazardous trees or other vegetative overgrowth within or adjacent to electricity infrastructure – such as power lines – on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands, reducing the risk of forest fires and electrical grid blackouts. The bill passed the House by a margin of 300-118.
Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which makes it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote, or suspend poorly performing VA employees, while still providing protections for due process rights. Additionally, S. 1094 codifies into law President Trump’s Executive Order establishing the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.
Jun 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Consumers, Investors, and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act, which provides regulatory relief from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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