Press Releases

May 13, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) responded to California Governor Newsom’s lawsuit to deny Californians much-needed water in favor of growing salmon and smelt populations. A temporary court ruling, announced by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, granted a preliminary injunction to the state’s lawsuit, ultimately blocking the Trump Administration’s biological opinions.
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May 8, 2020 Press Release
(Chico, CA) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after Governor Newsom announced new criteria for counties to reopen under phase 2 of his plan.
May 8, 2020 Press Release
(Butte County, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued $4,244,370.17 to Paradise Community Village Apartments and $3,187,709.27 to Butte County to assist with disaster recovery following the 2018 Camp Fire. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an additional $14,666,667 to California to continue disaster recovery efforts after the November 2018 wildfires, including the Camp Fire. These funds can be used for disaster clean up, continued employment and training for displaced workers.
Apr 30, 2020 Press Release
A One Size Fits All Approach Won’t Work for California
(Chico, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) spoke with Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday afternoon along with the entire bi-partisan California Congressional delegation. During the call Congressman LaMalfa asked Governor Newsom to recognize the differences in the regions of the state and that many areas including much of Northern California has already met or surpassed his previous criteria for beginning to reopen.
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
Apr 21, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) applauded the Trump Administration for publishing the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule. This rule would clear-up the definition of “waters of the United States” and deliver on President Trump’s commitment to protecting the nation’s navigable waters while also removing undue Federal government overreach.
Apr 15, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement, urging Congressional Leadership to appropriate more money for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
Apr 14, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) issued 2 grants totaling $2 million to Butte County from FY20 Disaster Response Grant Programs. The first $1 million grant was issued to provide mental and substance abuse disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports to children in school-based settings impacted by the Camp Fire. The second $1 million grant was issued to provide similar support to adults impacted by the Camp Fire.
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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending a letter to President Donald Trump asking that he use his emergency powers to maximize water allocations to farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Basin, Sacramento Valley, and San Joaquin Valley.

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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending a letter recommending California Governor Newsom create a streamlined process for small counties and towns to request funding from California’s estimated $15.3 billion allotment of the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)

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