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Doug LaMalfa


First District

US House of Representatives

US House Seal

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2013

CONTACT: Kevin Eastman

Phone: (202) 308-8529

Representative LaMalfa Comments on Recent Economic Data

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)today commented on the release of two key economic indicators, both of which showedcontinued weakness in the US economy. The January unemployment report found that national unemployment had increased to 7.9%, while the national economy shrank for the first time in three years, by 0.1%.

“It’s clear that while families are struggling, government is the only segment of the economy the President’s policies are helping,”said LaMalfa. “While Congress passed just 87 laws in 2011, the administration enacted over 3,800 new regulations, many without public input. In just the past month the President’s administration has introduced 5,706 pages of costly new regulations. That’s why I’m cosponsoring legislation requiring Congressional approval of all major regulations, putting the brakes on job-killing red tape created by unaccountable bureaucrats.”

“It’s no wonder that the economy shrank when Washington spent the entire month of December arguing over how much more of Americans’ paychecks to take,”LaMalfa added. “Washington needs to let the American people succeed by getting out of the way and not continually pushing the failed policies of the past. Tax, spend, and over-regulate policies will only drive us further in debt and hamper any chance at a real economic recovery.”

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.

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