Congressman Doug LaMalfa says he’s heard the talk about supposedly being a member of a “Do Nothing Congress,” but he bristles at the notion his political party is any more responsible for a perceived lack of action than his colleagues across the aisle — in either the House or Senate.
That perception was evident in an early August poll by NBC News, Wall Street Journal and Marist that showed 74 percent of Americans surveyed described the current Congress as “unproductive.”
LaMalfa (R-Richvale), who faces Grass Valley Democrat Heidi Hall in the November election to represent California’s 1st Congressional District, said while such criticism comes with the territory of serving in Washington, D.C., his constituents should know that he and his fellow members of the House of Representatives, in fact, have been taking action on important issues.
Hall, LaMalfa’s opponent, called that summation “pure politics.”
“And that’s why I’m running,” she said. “It’s disingenuous. There is a group of 17 Republicans who are doing all the stopping, and he’s right in there with them, whether on immigration or other issues, like when they voted to shut down the government.
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