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Doug LaMalfa
Doug LaMalfa.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike Thompson (D)
Leadership
California State Senate Minority Whip
2012
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$4.60 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$872,995
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate District 4
December 6, 2010-August 31, 2012
California State Assembly
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 1982
Personal
BirthdayJuly 2, 1960
Place of birthOroville, California
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$3,456,503
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Doug LaMalfa (b. July 2, 1960, in Oroville, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 1st Congressional District. He was first elected in 2012.[1] He and Jim Reed (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Samuel Aanestad (R), Gregory Cheadle (R), Michael Dacquisto (R), Nathan Arrowsmith (D), Pete Stiglich (R) and Gary Allen Oxley (Ind). LaMalfa then defeated Reed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

LaMalfa began his political career as a member of the California State Assembly. He was a member of the assembly from 2002 to 2008. He also previously served as a member of the California State Senate from 2010 until his resignation on August 31, 2012. During the 2012 session he served as State Senate Minority Whip.[4]

LaMalfa is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, LaMalfa is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

LaMalfa earned his B.S. in Agriculture/Business from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 1982. He then worked as a self-employed rice farmer from 1982 to 1990. He has been owner/partner of DSL Farms since 1990.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of LaMalfa's academic, professional and political career:[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

LaMalfa serves on the following committees:[6]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power

California State Senate

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, La Malfa served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to LaMalfa's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] LaMalfa voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. LaMalfa joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] LaMalfa voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. LaMalfa voted against HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" LaMalfa voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

High-Speed Rail

LaMalfa sponsored a bill in the California State Senate in 2012 that would put Proposition 1A, the 2008 High-Speed Rail $9.95 Billion Bond Act, back before the state's voters. He said, "Moving forward with just the first $2.7 billion in bonds to fund the ‘train to nowhere’ section of rail will cost California taxpayers $180 million a year just to service that debt. That is less than 3 percent of the total cost to build the project. Are the supporters of this project willing to lay off teachers, cops and firefighters to pay for an unusable section of track?"[28]

His office released a statement that said:

"...in the past year the California Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 1A’s ballot language was misleading, the High Speed Rail Authority admitted to using government funds to lobby Congress and the State Legislature, Congress has withdrawn future funds from the project, the Legislative Analyst Office has called into question the legality of the financing for the proposed first leg of construction, and the High Speed Rail Peer Review recommended not building the project."[28]

LaMalfa also said, "This thing you voted on in 2008 is not what was described at that time. The price is a whole lot different. Now that everyone is seeing reality, they need to have another shot at whether they spend the money. It is time the voters got a do over. If the legislature acts quickly this measure can be on the November ballot and voters can have their say."[28]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California and California Proposition 40, Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan (2012)

In August 2011, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed the new Congressional and state legislative maps for the 2012-2020 elections. A referendum began in August 2011 to repeal the Senate map. Supporters had until November 13, 2011, to collect the 504,760 signatures that were required to qualify the measure for the ballot. Among the drive supporters were former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton.[29] Four other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group FAIR:[30]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

LaMalfa is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

LaMalfa won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 1st District.[1] He and Jim Reed (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Samuel Aanestad (R), Gregory Cheadle (R), Michael Dacquisto (R), Nathan Arrowsmith (D), Pete Stiglich (R) and Gary Allen Oxley (Ind). LaMalfa then defeated Reed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[31][32]

U.S. House, California District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug La Malfa 57.4% 168,827
     Democratic Jim Reed 42.6% 125,386
Total Votes 294,213
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 1 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug LaMalfa (R) 37.9% 66,527
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Reed (D) 24.8% 43,409
Sam Aanestad (R) 14.4% 25,224
Michael Dacquisto (R) 6% 10,530
Pete Stiglich (R) 5.8% 10,258
Nathan Arrowsmith (D) 4.9% 8,598
Gary Allen Oxley (NPP) 3.4% 5,901
Gregory Cheadle (R) 2.8% 4,939
Total Votes 175,386

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

La Malfa advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Rick Keene in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Lathe Gill in the November 2 general election.[33][34]

California State Senate, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug La Malfa (R) 226,239
Lathe Gill (D) 105,460
California State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug La Malfa (R) 60,460
Rick Keene (R) 43,873

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LaMalfa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, LaMalfa raised a total of $872,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[35]

Doug LaMalfa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 1) Won $872,995
Grand Total Raised $872,995

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are LaMalfa's reports.[36]

Doug LaMalfa (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2013$97,053.73$50,680.87$(87,195.54)$60,539.06
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$59,539.06$101,042.17$(29,977.47)$130,603.76
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2013$130,603$67,740.00$(60,777.19)$137,566.57
Year-End[40]January 31, 2014$137,566$134,840$(66,038)$206,367
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$206,367$49,550$(87,316)$168,601
Pre-Primary[42]May 22, 2014$168,601$29,830$(18,560)$179,871
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2014$179,871$67,296$(9,694)$236,973
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2014$236,973$112,066$(113,635)$235,404
Running totals
$613,045.04$(473,193.2)

2012

Breakdown of the source of LaMalfa's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

LaMalfa won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, LaMalfa's campaign committee raised a total of $872,995 and spent $775,942.[45] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[46]

Cost per vote

LaMalfa spent $4.60 per vote received in 2012.

2010

In 2010, La Malfa raised $564,432 in contributions.[47]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $7,800
California Dental Association $6,400
California Association Of Health Facilities $4,900
Colusa Industrial Properties Inc $4,900

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, LaMalfa is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[48]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[49]

LaMalfa most often votes with:

LaMalfa least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, LaMalfa missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[50]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, LaMalfa's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,282,007 and $5,631,000. That averages to $3,456,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. LaMalfa ranked as the 99th most wealthy representative in 2012.[51]

Doug LaMalfa Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$3,456,5030.71%
2011$3,432,003N/A

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, LaMalfa has voted with the Republican Party 98.1% of the time. This ranked 69th among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[52]

Personal

LaMalfa and his wife, Jill, have four children.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  3. Unofficial election results
  4. Times Standard, "Del Norte state Sen. Doug LaMalfa resigns, special election to be held," September 5, 2012
  5. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Doug LaMalfa," Accessed June 12, 2013
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Hometown Station, "High Speed Rail Project Could Be Back On The Ballot", January 30, 2012
  29. Los Angeles Times "Former Gov. Pete Wilson joins effort to upset redistricting plan," August 24, 2011
  30. Sacramento Bee "Drive to repeal Senate maps gets boost from four GOP senators," August 26, 2011
  31. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  32. Unofficial election results
  33. California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 13, 2014
  34. Sacramento Bee, California State Senate election results
  35. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Doug LaMalfa," Accessed March 22, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission "Doug LaMalfa Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Doug LaMalfa October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  45. Open Secrets "Doug LaMalfa 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  46. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  47. followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  48. Gov Track "Doug LaMalfa," Accessed June 4, 2013
  49. OpenCongress, "Doug LaMalfa," Accessed July 31, 2013
  50. GovTrack, "Doug LaMalfa," Accessed April 2, 2013
  51. OpenSecrets.org, "Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif), 2012"
  52. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Thompson
U.S. House, California, District 1
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Samuel Aanestad
California State Senate District 4
2010-August 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Jim Nielsen (R)