Rep. LaMalfa: Budget, Hearings on Climate Change “Won’t Put Food on the Table”

Sabrina HalvorsonIndustry

Congressman Doug LaMalfa
Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Lawmakers are starting to work their way through President Biden’s budget proposal which was released earlier this week. Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) is a member of the House agriculture committee, as well as a farmer himself. He disagrees with what he sees as a focus on climate change rather than food production. AgNet Media’s Sabrina Halvorson spoke with LaMalfa to get his first impression of the budget, and he said he believes the focus isn’t where it should be.

Q: Have you had a chance to look over the budget and if so, what’s your first take?

Listen to the answer:

Q: Have you noticed anything as far as USDA or agricultural spending?

Listen to the answer:

Statement from LaMalfa on the president’s budget:

Congressman LaMalfa: “President Biden’s 2023 Budget Only Worsens The Economic Crisis His Administration Created”

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R – Richvale) released the following statement after President Biden submitted his fiscal year (FY) 2023 request to Congress today:

“The American people are being crushed under the weight of President Biden’s economic crisis and soaring inflation rate. Instead of addressing, or even trying to mitigate, these concerns, his proposed budget plan only doubles down on his administration’s failed policies. If you think inflation is bad now, this plan is estimated to grow our national debt by $15.7 trillion by FY 2032. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that without this plan, the national debt would only increase by $12.8 trillion for that same timeframe. This $3 trillion increase will only compound and amplify the effects of inflation.

Biden’s budget proposal also calls for more than $2.5 trillion in tax hikes to high income earners and large corporations over a decade, on top of the nearly $1.5 trillion of increases included in the House’s version of the Build Back Better plan. This would be the largest tax hike in history, but it includes many major increases that have already been rejected by members of his own party. If passed, these additional funds won’t even go towards righting our nation debt, it will only be used for more unnecessary government spending sprees.

After continuously assaulting domestic energy production, his plan allocates $50 billion to egregious green new deal programs, including $11 billion in U.S. tax dollars for projects overseas.

Biden’s proposal shows that he has learned nothing from his failed policies, and has no idea about the struggles the American people have gone through under his leadership. More spending, more debt, and more taxes only lead to more suffering for the American people.”

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet News Hour and The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.