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Garamendi Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Medicare Access, Children’s Healthcare & Secure Rural Schools Program
Today, we came together, not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans, to uphold our obligation to society’s most vulnerable citizens, including our seniors, children in lower-income families, and Americans who live in rural underserved communities.
“If the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act became law, a typical borrower would save about $2,000 over the course of a student loan. An estimated 2.3 million Californians would see savings,”
All high school students residing in California’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes all or portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, are invited to submit their original artwork. The deadline to submit artwork is April 24, 2015 at 5PM.
The Congressman held a series of meetings and site visits in Lake County. The meetings focused on Lake County’s unique water needs, the value of nonprofits in the community, and issues of importance to seniors, students, and educators.
“Many of our brave troops have experienced brain trauma and developed mental health illnesses while serving our nation on the battlefield. This has become a major public health crisis leading to homelessness, domestic problems, substance abuse, and suicide. We need to do everything we can to make our veterans whole again when they come home. Central to this effort must be a sustained focus on suicide prevention. I’m proud to support the SAV Act, which constitutes a significant step toward addressing this problem.”
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."
“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”
Congressman Garamendi Joins Bipartisan Call for Sports Leagues to Strengthen Domestic Violence Prevention Policies
Our sports leagues have a megaphone that reaches millions of fans and broadcasts to every corner of America. They can loudly and definitively proclaim that domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse are unacceptable. With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must all recommit ourselves to preventing violence on college campuses, in the military, and in all facets of our society.
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.
"America is the land of second chances. When forces beyond our control knock us down, we get back up again. This bipartisan job training bill will help American workers sharpen their skills to land secure middle-class employment at the businesses that need their skills,” said Congressman Garamendi.