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Garamendi introduced a number of amendments to inform Congress about the costs and risks of our new nuclear arms race.
“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.”
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."
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."
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.
Congressman Garamendi Welcomes Authorization to Use Military Force Introduction, Concerned About Overly Broad “Associated Forces” Language
“I am thankful that President Obama has brought forward an AUMF against ISIL that Congress can consider, debate, amend, and ultimately vote on," Congressman Garamendi said. "I have serious concerns about several parts of the authorization as it is currently written."
Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Demands Accountability, Says Congressman Garamendi in House Floor Amendment
Offers measure to ensure TransCanada pays into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which it currently does not, to cover cost of a potential spill. He said, "If you break it, you buy it, and if you spill oil over the heartland of America, you should pay for its cleanup."
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.
At Armed Services Committee Hearing on War Against ISIL, Garamendi Asks for Legal Justification, Urges Authorization Vote
“I cannot in good conscience vote to fund an unauthorized war. With a sufficiently narrowly tailored mission, there are Authorizations for Use of Military Force against ISIL that I could support, but that’s not what we’re debating today.”
“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”