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Nov 20, 2014

Northern California Representatives' Statement on Senator Feinstein Pulling Deeply-Flawed Water Bill

"We are pleased Senator Feinstein will not be pursuing passage of the water legislation secretly negotiated by her and House Republicans. This legislation would have eviscerated environmental laws protecting fisheries, California watersheds, local water supplies, and tribal and local economies in order to benefit a few powerful Delta water exporters."

Nov 18, 2014

Former UC Regent Congressman Garamendi Opposes Proposed Student Fee Hike

He expressed his strong opposition to a proposal to increase University of California tuition five percent annually for five years, saying, "When we price students out of an education, we rob them of an opportunity to reach their full potential."

Nov 13, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Pleased to See Groundbreaking Climate Change Accord between U.S. & China

“Today’s announcement of a climate change accord between the United States and China, the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters, is an important but incomplete step forward. We need decisive action from our lawmakers to seriously address the climate crisis”

Nov 10, 2014

Congressman Garamendi’s Transportation and Infrastructure Legacy

Last week, Congressman John Garamendi, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, announced his intention to run as the Ranking Member of the full Committee. Congressman Garamendi has more than four decades of experience working on transportation and infrastructure priorities. Here is a partial history of his work.

Nov 6, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Running for Ranking Member of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

“A demonstrated ability to preserve Democratic ideals while working across the aisle to get things done will be crucial in the next Congress, and particularly in this Committee. With major legislative initiatives on the horizon that include surface transportation, FAA, and Amtrak reauthorization, the Democratic transportation agenda calls for a strong, inclusive, proactive leader who looks beyond divisive dualities to facilitate opportunity, momentum, and results. This is the leadership I aim to bring.”

Nov 5, 2014

House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill

The bill aims to curb the raiding of non-fire accounts to pay for wildfire suppression when costs exceed an agency’s budget. As such, the plan would allow more money to be spent on hazardous fuels reduction and other prevention efforts designed to reduce the number of huge wildfires that have plagued the western U.S. in recent years.

Oct 27, 2014

Garamendi Urges Action on Wildfire Funding

If there is any hope of a future with fewer wildfires, the current broken system must be fixed so that state and federal agencies have adequate resources to properly manage forests and mitigate the risk of fires.

Oct 22, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Commends Travis Air Force Base’s 60th Air Mobility Wing on Outstanding Unit Award and Celebrates Air Force Birthday with Beale AFB Community

In Visits to the Bases, Armed Services Committee Member Garamendi Remains Informed of their Needs.

Oct 15, 2014

Congressman John Garamendi Highlights Savings for Seniors With No Increase in Medicare Part B Premium for Two Straight Years

There is good news for America’s seniors, many of whom live on a fixed income. For the second year in a row, there will be no increase in the Medicare Part B premium or deductible. Also, because of the ACA, 8.3 million seniors have saved $12 billio on their prescription drugs and 37 million seniors received free preventative care in 2013 alone.

Oct 14, 2014

At North Bay Stand Down in Dixon, Congressman Garamendi Vows to Continue Supporting Veterans

Garamendi visited with veterans and veteran support organizations at the North Bay Stand Down for lower income and homeless veterans in Dixon. Garamendi’s veteran casework staff were also on hand to help veterans who are having ongoing issues with the Veterans Administration and other federal agencies. This year alone, his office has secured more than $3.5 million in earned benefits for veterans facing unacceptable bureaucratic delays.

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