Rep. Doug LaMalfa apparently has a lot to say.
The Richvale Republican stood on the House floor and addressed colleagues on 72 of 157 legislative days this year, more than any other member of California's congressional delegation.
LaMalfa, a farmer who serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources committees, often talks about rural or agricultural issues. His family has been growing rice in Richvale since the early 1930s. He often sounds like a small-town politician directly relating events in Washington to individuals back home.
His Northern California district stretches from the Interstate 80 crossing of the mountainous Nevada border north of Lake Tahoe, across...