Doug LaMalfa among Congress' biggest talkers

Dec 28, 2015 2:02 PM by News Staff, Photo: C-SPAN

If you tuned into C-SPAN in 2015, there’s a pretty good chance you saw North State Congressman Doug LaMalfa addressing the house.

The republican representative from Richvale spoke 72 times during the 157 legislative days this year, meaning he addressed congress more than any other representative from California, and more than all but two members of the house, according to data compiled by C-SPAN.

LaMalfa, who is a rice farmer, often addresses the house about rural or agricultural issues, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

LaMalfa’s most recent speech came on December 18, when he addressed the house about its vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill. He also managed to slide in a congratulatory comment to the East Nicolaus Spartans, who recently became the first North State high school team to win a football state championship.

LaMalfa was elected to congress in 2012, his district stretches from the Oroville area all the way to the Oregon border.

Glenn Thompson, a republican from Pennsylvania spent the most time addressing Congress, giving speeches on 110 of the 157 legislative days, while Shelia Jackson, a Texas democrat spoke on 87 days.

Rep. John Garamendi, whose district sits to the west of LaMalfa’s and covers portions of Glenn and Yuba Counties spoke on 29 of the 157 days.


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