(Washington, DC) – U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-02) led a bipartisan group of 28 House colleagues urging Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy to preserve long-term funding and resources for critical programs serving vulnerable populations and Americans in rural areas as the United States continues to face the COVID-19 public health emergency. The lawmakers sent the letter following enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which reauthorizes the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program, Community Health Centers (CHCs), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Special Diabetes Program, and Special Diabetes Program for Indians through November 30, 2020.
Mar 31, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Community Development Block Grants to Chico, Paradise, and Redding, CA in the amounts of $512,416, $99,852, and $447,450 respectively. These grants were issued after the House passed the CARES Act on March 27th, 2020. Community Development Block Grants provide flexible funding to state and local governments for a range of services to address coronavirus impacts at the local level.
Mar 27, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed by voice the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third disaster relief package related to coronavirus.
Mar 25, 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) released $923,696 to health centers in California’s First Congressional District, including Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Karuk Tribe, Shingletown Medical Center, Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, Greenville Rancheria, McCloud Healthcare, Sierra Family Medical Clinic, Hill Country Community Clinic, and Shasta Community Health Center. These funds were awarded after Congressman LaMalfa supported the House-passed Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act on March 4th, 2020, which included $100 million for grants to health centers nationwide in response to the coronavirus.
Mar 20, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) made the entire state of California eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. When these loans were first announced, the SBA’s online application was not allowing small businesses in certain Northern California counties to apply, but the issue has since been fixed. Economic Injury Disaster Loans provide small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to the coronavirus. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can’t be paid due to the disaster’s impact. The process to obtain an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is more streamlined than the standard 7(a) loan from the SBA so that businesses can receive the assistance as quickly as possible. To apply, visit SBA’s website.