More on Make it in America
Reflecting the continued struggles of far too many Americans in search of work, the Solano County Job Fair and Jobs Boot Camp hosted today by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) was exceedingly well-attended. 971 jobseekers, including 146 veterans, talked with more than 50 employers, labor unions, and job skills organizations and two dozen resume counselors.
This bill is critical for California. WRDA authorizes both flood protection projects that save lives and property and needed improvements for our ports and waterways. Rebuilding our crumbling water infrastructure is crucial for American businesses, creating jobs in construction and agriculture while strengthening our ability to export American products around the world.
Reviewing the many horror stories from cruise ships in recent years, it is clear that proper oversight of the industry and consumer protections for passengers are desperately lacking. With this legislation, our goal is to prevent dream vacations from turning into nightmares.
Congressman Garamendi Praises Solano County’s Recology Dixon for Technological Innovation to Combat Effects of Climate Change
Now that’s innovation, and that’s the kind of thing that can be done. That methane coming off the landfill into the Caterpillar engine into the generator will replace more than a million gallons of diesel fuel that was once used to run that very same kind of an engine.
Garamendi Meets with Farmers, Manufacturers, Graduate Students, Affordable Housing Administrators, Job Skills Specialists During Busy Week in District
During the district work period this week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) engaged in a whirlwind tour across the 3rd Congressional District.
Garamendi Votes for Water Resources Reform & Development Act to Strengthen Flood Protection, Port & Waterway Infrastructure
This bill is extremely important for my constituents and our nation. The levee projects provide life-saving protection for residents throughout California’s flood prone Central Valley. The construction projects will rebuild our crumbling water infrastructure and create jobs. By revitalizing our ports, waterways, and natural habitats, this bill supports business development, including the agriculture businesses in my district that export their products around the world.
We can stop this madness and prevent another crisis in the future, but it’s going to take the House Republican leadership to once and for all stop catering to what the Wall Street Journal has labeled the Kamikaze Caucus. It means they’ll have to fear the lasting damage they’re doing to our economy more than they fear radical Members and outside groups. It means they’ll have to start listening to the vast majority of Republicans who don’t want to careen from crisis to crisis.
Congressman Garamendi denounces piecemeal budgeting and calls on Speaker Boehner and the tea party faction in Congress to let us vote to reopen the government.
Attendees included local, state, and federal maritime transportation officials, representatives from the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers, along with prominent business leaders, labor leaders, and transportation stakeholders. The conversation boiled down to a lack of federal funding for maritime and transportation infrastructure and unwillingness among many in Congress to make the connection between economic growth and a well-functioning national freight system.
Garamendi Happy to Announce Yuba County Receiving $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Update Wastewater System and Create 150 Jobs
“Since the first day I entered Congress, I have been a leading advocate for Make It In America policies that can help grow America’s manufacturing capacity. This wastewater collection system upgrade is exactly the type of project we need to create jobs and make our economy more resilient,” Congressman Garamendi said.