(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s 17 executive orders issued on his first day in office.
Rep. LaMalfa stated, “President Biden’s executive orders on his first day in office make it clear that he will prioritize pleasing the far left radicals that have taken over his party over bringing unity to our healing nation. He calls for sweeping actions to reduce immigration enforcement, surrender our ability monitor and control our borders, and stop all border wall construction just weeks after Congress approved a bipartisan funding bill to build more. He recklessly seeks to take a backseat to China and other global competitors by unilaterally rejoining the Paris Climate Accords, despite treaties with foreign nations requiring Senate ratification. We’ve achieved energy independence but will lose that along with many good jobs from stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. And months after the U.S. removed itself from the China-beholden World Health Organization whose historic bungle thrust us into the worst pandemic we have ever seen, President Biden is looking the other way and reinserting us – while writing a big check made of your tax dollars – into this corrupt and inept organization that changes its Covid policy frequently and politically. The WHO needs drastic reform, not our capitulation to it.
“President Biden would be wise to recognize that the radical left policy whisperers in his inner circle do not represent the Americans who just sent a closely divided government to Washington. Americans want free markets where we can thrive based on our ingenuity and desire, to get government off our backs, and to be defended from those on the global stage who wish to harm us. The American people do not want a European socialist country and are pleading for their way of life and prosperity to be defended, and I stand ready to fight for them.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.