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Jul 14, 2015

Congressman John Garamendi’s statement on P5+1 agreement with Iran

I look forward to making sure that the terms of the deal block all of Iran’s pathways to a bomb and advance the security interests of the United States and our allies throughout the world.

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 17, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Votes to Reaffirm Congress’s Constitutional Obligation to Declare War

“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is clear: Congress, and Congress alone, shall have the power to declare war. Make no mistake: the current campaign against ISIS is a war. The President says that he is authorized to conduct this campaign under previous Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. I disagree.”

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."

Apr 30, 2015

Garamendi Warns of New Nuclear Arms Race during Defense Authorization Amendments Hearing

Garamendi introduced a number of amendments to inform Congress about the costs and risks of our new nuclear arms race.

Apr 23, 2015

Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization

“This legislation strengthens the Coast Guard’s ability to protect our nation and safeguard maritime commerce. It does so by providing budget stability and funds to address the many unmet capital project needs of the Coast Guard.”

Apr 13, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Honors Sikh American Community and Celebration of Vaisakhi with Introduction of House Resolution

“America’s founding ideals of freedom of worship, equality, and justice are reflected in the Sikh American community’s celebration of Vaisakhi. I am proud to represent one of the largest Sikh communities in the country. I have partnered with the community on many issues, including civil liberties, education, and business development."

Feb 26, 2015

At ISIL Hearing, Garamendi Finds Agreement Among Experts on Congress's Power of the Purse to Guide Scope of War

“The American people must have a voice in our nation’s security and in committing our brave military servicemembers to war."

Feb 25, 2015

DeFazio, Garamendi to GOP Leadership: Don’t Hold Coast Guard Funding Hostage to Push Political Agenda

The Coast Guard is currently underfunded to meet its mission goals, and now House Republican leadership wants to shut it down. This would force our service members to serve their nation without pay. It would increase dangers on our seas. Instead of shutting down our security, we should immediately fund Homeland Security operations.

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