Press Releases

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. H.R. 51 would admit Washington, D.C. as the 51st state. The new “State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth,” will be 66 square miles (an area about 1/20th the size of Rhode Island), with the seat of government remaining in a two square mile area that includes the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, and other federal office buildings. This area would be officially called the “Capital.”
Jun 26, 2020 Press Release
(Placer County, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced the Federal Transit Administration is awarding Placer County $6,342,693 in Urbanized Area Formula Funds. Funding will be provided at a 100 percent federal share, with no local match required, and will be available to support operating, capital, and other expenses incurred beginning January 20, 2020 as a result of COVID-19. This grant was issued after the House passed the CARES Act on March 27th, 2020 with Congressman LaMalfa’s support.
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Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ Justice in Policing Act. While the Democrat bill has some similarities to the Republicans’ police reform bill, the JUSTICE Act, it includes dangerous provisions that would punish law enforcement officers for doing their job. House Democrats have refused to work with Republicans on their attempt at police reform. When given the opportunity to allow Republicans to amend the Democrat anti-police bill, the Majority has refused in both the Judiciary Committee and on the House Floor.
Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) is calling on Speaker Pelosi to apologize and begin negotiating a policing reform bill. Late Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi stated in an interview: Republicans “they were trying to get away with murder, actually – the murder of George Floyd.” Both House and Senate Republicans have introduced the JUSTICE Act, a police reform bill that funds additional body cameras and storage of camera footage, has federal reporting for use of force, and many other provisions, with the intention of modernizing our law enforcement standards and ensuring justice for all Americans. The Democrats’ proposal, the Justice in Policing Act does mirror large portions of the Republican bill, but also includes dangerous provisions that would allow frivolous lawsuits against good officers. Ultimately many of the provisions in the Democrat bill are designed to punish law enforcement, resulting in low morale of officers in retention, or recruitment of new ones. This is not the way to speed positive reforms. Republican Senators are attempting to take up the JUSTICE Act, a bill that is a positive effort for reform while respecting the good work our officers do, in an open manner that allows any member to offer amendments. Alas, Democrats have blocked any further consideration of the bill.
Jun 23, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) supports the trucking industry’s call to suspend the federal excise tax (FET). The FET was created in 1917 to help pay for World War I. When it was introduced, the FET was 3%, but has quadrupled to 12% today. Given the nature of recent economic hardships caused by the coronavirus, suspending the FET would stimulate heavy-duty truck and trailer sales.
Jun 23, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) supports President Trump’s call to “arrest anyone who vandalizes any monument, statue or other such federal property.” Violent demonstrators have been vandalizing and destroying statues and memorials of our Founders, former Presidents, and even war heroes across the nation. These events culminated with an attempt to remove a statue of Andrew Jackson that sits across from the White House on Monday evening.
Jun 18, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Majority’s partisan $494 billion INVEST in America Act out of committee without his support. This legislation would enact a 62% increase on funding levels for infrastructure but fails to include any “pay-fors” or address the Highway Trust Fund going dry. Additionally, the INVEST in America Act prioritizes extreme environmental policy priorities, while ignoring the infrastructure needs of rural America.
Jun 15, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) congratulated Forest Wong for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, titled Liberty, will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, DC for one year. Forest attends Oroville High School in Oroville, California.
Jun 9, 2020 Press Release
(Modoc County, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) released the following statement after today’s announcement from the Bureau of Reclamation that farmers in the Klamath Basin would receive the full 140,000-acre feet of water committed to them in April. In May, after locals spent more than $60 million to prepare for the growing season, their forecasted delivery was cut nearly in half to 80,000-acre feet. LaMalfa participated in the “Shut Down & Fed Up” rally with thousands of participants to spotlight the farmers’ need for their full water allocation, otherwise their already-planted crops would wither under the summer sun.
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Jun 4, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) joined the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act as an original cosponsor to address the lack of COVID-19 relief funding for small and midsize counties. This bipartisan legislation is led by Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), and co-sponsored by Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley).

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