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Dec 19, 2014

President Signs Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Bill Into Law that Ranking Member Garamendi Helped Author

"Now that the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is the law of the land, we are reminded that even in this deeply divided Congress, good and important legislation can sometimes make it to the finish line," Garamendi said.

Dec 19, 2014

Interior Secretary Jewell, Congressmen Garamendi & Thompson Host Public Meeting on Berryessa Snow Mountain Region

Interior Secretary Jewell today visited the Berryessa-Snow Mountain Region of California where she joined Congressmen Garamendi & Thompson for a public meeting to on management of public lands in Lake, Yolo, Solano, Napa, and Mendocino.

Dec 10, 2014

Ranking Member Garamendi Helps Lead Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Bill which Passes Senate, House and will be Signed into Law

“I am pleased that even in a partisan environment, the House, Senate, and the White House are coming together on legislation that will strengthen our Coast Guard and maritime businesses. I am also pleased that this legislation includes my bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act."

Dec 8, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Opposes California Water Grab Bill on Floor of House of Representatives

“This water grab bill would divert water south of the Sacramento Delta, demolish environmental law, undermine state water rights, and hurt Northern California businesses. Instead of playing a zero-sum game, let’s work together on policies that increase California’s water supply through conservation, recycling, and storage.”

Dec 3, 2014

Northern California Delegation Statement on Flawed, Discriminatory House Republican Water Bill

"With just a few days left in the legislative session, the House plans to pass yet another divisive, dishonest, and potentially devastating California water bill without any public input or legislative oversight," the Members wrote.

Dec 3, 2014

Ranking Member Garamendi Helps Guide Bipartisan Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Bill through House of Representatives

This bipartisan legislation promotes a resurgence of our Coast Guard and maritime industries. The new policy direction, funding, and benefits will support the hardworking men and women who work in the field.

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.

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