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In House Floor debate on HR702, which would allow unfettered exports of American crude, Rep. Garamendi urges provisions requiring transport of exports on American ships crewed by American mariners.
“With this bill, the oil companies win and the American people lose,” said Garamendi.
In letter, Rep. Garamendi urges adoption of beneficial maritime asset model currently used for exports of North Slope Alaskan crude
Garamendi Meets with his Agricultural, Veterans & Manufacturing Advisory Committees, Hosts Davis Open House
Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) met with three of his advisory committees that help him identify the needs of the 3rd District. He also held an open house at his Davis District Office for community members who wished to speak with the Congressman and his staff about a federal issue or to learn about services available to help them.
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.
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.
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."
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.
"The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection. We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to make the U.S. more competitive in a global marketplace."