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Sep 25, 2014

Ranking Member Garamendi: Maritime Administration Title XI Loan Guarantee Energizes Shipbuilding Projects and Creates Hundreds of California Jobs

"This cost-effective approach to help massive shipbuilding projects get off the ground is a win for American taxpayers, businesses, and workers. I am excited that the project will create solid middle-class jobs in California," Garamendi said.

Sep 10, 2014

Congressional Hearing on U.S. Merchant Marine Highlights Bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act

The hearing focused attention on H.R. 5270, the bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act or GAS Act, which would promote the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S.-flag vessels. Witnesses at the hearing voiced support for the legislation and efforts to increase the use of U.S. flag ships in the foreign trade.

Sep 10, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Bill Prohibiting Federal Funds for BDCP with Reps. McNerney and Bera

“California’s woefully inadequate water infrastructure definitely needs more federal investment, but the twin tunnels are a boondoggle and poor use of taxpayer dollars. Instead of reigniting the California water war, let’s build consensus and invest in the priorities that create more reliable water for the entire state. We can increase supply without destroying the Delta or undermining water rights.”

Sep 5, 2014

Congressman Garamendi, State & Federal Fire Authorities, Conservationists: Stop Raiding Funds for Preventing Forest Fires

Congressman Garamendi, federal and state agencies combating wildfires, and conservation groups urge immediate action to stop depletion of wildfire fighting funds.

Aug 4, 2014

100 Lake County Residents Attend Congressman Garamendi’s Social Services and Wellness Fair

Vendors in attendance provided information and advice on health care, veterans services, senior services, help for lower income families, educational opportunities, job placement, and more.

Jul 30, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act

The Growing American Shipping Act strengthens the U.S. maritime industry. The Subcommittee’s Chairman, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA-50), joined the legislation as an original cosponsor.

Jul 29, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Argues BDCP’s Twin Tunnels Project Fails to Include Full Range of Better Alternatives as Required by State & Federal Law in Public Comments for Environmental Report

“If we are going to reduce reliance on the Delta, a conveyance facility is not the first place we should start in developing a reliable water system; it is the last,” Garamendi argued.

Jul 29, 2014

Report Shows Flood Insurance Unaffordable for California Farmers & New Guidelines are Needed Says Senator Feinstein, Congressman Garamendi, and Congressman LaMalfa

With Agriculture Threatened, Members of Congress Release GAO Report & Urge FEMA to Produce More Flexible Guidelines for Building Agricultural Structures in Floodplains.

Jul 23, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Congratulates Yuba, Sutter & Glenn Counties on Economic Development & Transportation Grants

The transportation grants will provide for important upgrades for Yuba and Sutter airport facilities, making them safer, more convenient, and more efficient. The economic development grants will help the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation will help the agency develop a comprehensive strategy to bring private capital and jobs to the region. They will also help Glenn, Butte, and Tehama counties bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap that will diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

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