LaMalfa votes to protect the interests of his out-of-state donors, not those of the Northern Californians he is supposed to represent. Most of his campaign contributions come from Paul Ryan and other GOP national party leaders, multinational corporations, corporate political action committees and Native American tribes from outside the District. In fact, 85% of LaMalfa’s campaign contributions in the 2016 election cycle came from lobbyists, businesses and people outside of CD1. LaMalfa votes the party agenda set by the GOP leadership back east and not the interests of his Northern California constituents.
His record on some important issues is described below.