More on Environment

Jul 1, 2015

Congressman Garamendi & Transportation Secretary Foxx Discuss Critical Sacramento Region Infrastructure Issues

Garamendi’s Focus: Surface Transportation Bill Crude Oil-by-Rail Safety, Broadband

Jun 25, 2015

Statement on Introduction of Western Water Bill from House Republicans

No representative of the Bay Delta region was given the opportunity to participate in the development of this legislation. Therefore, it is a safe bet that this lengthy and complex legislation will have negative effects on the Delta. As I have said many times, I am more than willing to work with anyone who wants to achieve a true bipartisan solution to California and Western water problems.

Jun 25, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Drought, Invasive Species, and Conservation Measures for Bill on House Floor

On the House Floor, Garamendi introduces amendments on water management, invasive species, and conservation (click to watch videos).

Jun 18, 2015

Garamendi Statement on Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical

The Pope addresses his encyclical to ‘every person living on this planet,’ because climate change affects us all and everyone has an obligation to help address this crisis. The good news is that we can rise to this challenge through innovation, advocacy, and smart public policy. We are morally compelled to act.

Jun 18, 2015

Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on Second Trade Promotion Authority Vote

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted no for a second time on so-called ‘Fast Track’ Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which was inserted into an unrelated bill on public safety benefits. TPA sets the stage for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other future trade bills by granting six years of authority for a President to negotiate trade deals and present them to Congress for an ‘up-or-down vote’ – all without any meaningful input from the people’s elected representatives in Congress.

Jun 12, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Stands Up for American Workers with “No” Vote on Fast Track Trade Bill, the Precursor to TPP and More Trade Deals

"I voted ‘no’, because I will not yield my obligation to advocate on behalf of the needs of my constituents," Congressman Garamendi said.

Jun 10, 2015

Garamendi Expresses Strong Opposition to Fast-Track Trade Bill and the Trans-Pacific Partnership “Free Trade Agreement”

“The Constitution is clear: Congress has the authority to negotiate and ratify trade agreements. Trade Promotion Authority would be an abdication of our responsibilities, and I call on my House colleagues to vote no. So-called fast track would allow for much easier passage of dangerous free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would cost thousands of American middle-class jobs."

Jun 9, 2015

New Map of Garamendi’s Water Plan, Op-Ed in Sac Bee on ‘Little Sip, Big Gulp Alternative to Twin Tunnels

California water needs can be met with a comprehensive program that over the next 10 years can create more than 5 million acre-feet of new water at a cost no greater than the twin tunnels.

May 28, 2015

Congressmen Garamendi, Thompson Announce $467,000 Brownfields EPA Grant to Solano County Water Agency

This grant gives our communities the tools needed to clean abandoned mines, improve local water quality, protect public health, and support local businesses. It will also help us enjoy the great outdoors and strengthen Northern California’s tourism industry.

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