Congressman Doug LaMalfa was sworn in for his fifth term in as U.S. Representative Monday, Jan. 4. LaMalfa was re-elected with 57 percent of the vote, an increase of more than 2 percentage points from 2018.
“I am looking forward to a successful term in Congress,” LaMalfa said. “While Washington and our country remain bitterly divided, I will continue to focus on common sense reforms that improve the lives of our constituents. We should be able to finish the permitting and begin construction of Sites Reservoir, a project that I have worked towards for too many years. I am also optimistic that I can make significant progress on improving federal forestry policy, so that we can accelerate much needed forest management and turning trees into useable products and biomass power. This would return many jobs back into the woods and help make our rural communities much more fire resistant. I expect many hard-fought battles ahead, but I will always be focused on what works for us in the ‘real world’, not what sounds good to the DC press corps or capitol insiders.”