Veterans’ Services

Veterans’ Services

Doug LaMalfa claims he is concerned with protecting veterans’ health, but when he says, “We’ve known for years that the VA is in dire need of reform…” he is misleading us. He is actually promoting privatization of VA health. Veterans and military families are satisfied with their health care. Privatizing the VA will only benefit insurance companies and wealthy investors.

Health Care Access and Cost

Health Care Access and Cost

Doug LaMalfa talks about improving healthcare, but consistently votes to cut Medicare and eliminate the cost savings and expanded protections provided under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Weakening the ADA will make health insurance more expensive. Despite claiming to be concerned, Doug LaMalfa has never made a proposal that will increase the quality of healthcare and reduce its cost.

Good Paying Jobs

Good Paying Jobs

Average wages in CD1 are only 70% of the California average. All eight counties entirely within CD1 rank in the bottom half of California health outcomes.
Doug LaMalfa has done nothing to improve our economy. What he has done is vote against increasing the minimum wage so many dedicated, hard-working people earn less than they deserve.
Nursing Home Care

Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare

Doug LaMalfa says he will support Social Security and Medicare, “… while also guaranteeing that future generations have the ability to control and plan for their eventual retirements.” Those words are intentionally misleading; he wants to privatize Social Security.
He voted to cut Medicare and wants to privatize Social Security. He’s not one of us.

Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband

CD1 trails California and the Nation in the availability of fast broadband service. Doug LaMalfa claims to be concerned about providing broadband in CD1, but he has done nothing to address the problem. Regulators must either foster more competition among internet providers or require them to provide wider service. Until broadband is widely available, CD1 will be left behind.
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Forest Health and Fire Prevention

Forest Health and Fire Prevention

Healthy forests are important for the economy and quality of life in CD1. Doug LaMalfa damages our forests: First, he denies the science showing fossil fuel induced climate change is principally responsible for degrading our forests. Second, he complains about forest management, but doesn’t act to improve it. In fact, he supported reducing the Forest Service budget.