Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement Monday, May 4:
I want to first acknowledge the sacrifices you, your family, your neighbors, and all of us have had to make over the past several weeks. These are unprecedented times for all of us, but with the diligence and dedication of so many people in the First District, we have done what’s needed, such as maintaining “social distancing.” This has prevented the widespread infections initially that were predicted by health models in the first few weeks of this epidemic.
With that being said, Americans are growing restless amidst the uncertainty. My office and I are working diligently to address your concerns and return our way of life back to something close to normal. Here are a few things that my team and I have been working on:
- I recently returned to Washington, D.C. to vote on the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act, a package that injected $370 billion into small business aid programs, helping to preserve jobs.
- Due to low infection rates in the North State, I am working to begin reopening parts of our economy and livelihoods. Our area has done very well and deserves to have an approach tailored to our needs.
- My office has been receiving lots of inquiries about Economic Impact Payments and have been working to provide clarification on your frequently asked questions.
- I have been returning to D.C. for votes when Speaker Pelosi calls us into session, but without the usual in-person legislative and committee work, I have been working from home like many of you. My projects have recently included a host of federal, state and local issues where I was able to spend some extra time finding answers and advocating on your behalf. These include protecting frontline healthcare workers with additional PPE, ensuring our local hospitals are financial protected so they can remain open, working to expedite needed infrastructure improvements including roads and broadband, and addressing numerous forestry and water resources issues.
Thank you for reading and letting us inform you. Know my office is here to serve you. If there is something we can do to help with a federal agency or a question we can answer, we are happy to do it. I am continuing to update my website to provide information, FAQs, and application information for various programs. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter and invite your friends and family to do so also.