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Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan GPS Backup Bill to Safeguard National Security, Economy & Public Safety
"From land navigation on cell phones to a timing source for our national infrastructure, we need a reliable backup system to GPS," Garamendi said.
Congressmen Garamendi, Lance, and Bilirakis Bring Attention to Rare Diseases in Press Conference with Vacaville Advocate Running Across America
“Families across America are suffering from rare diseases. We can and must find cures through accelerated research and development. Noah’s remarkable feat reminds us that Americans can accomplish great things. I am proud to call Noah my constituent and to lend my voice to this effort to find 21st Century Cures."
California’s historic drought has demonstrated the need for expanded science-driven water conservation, recycling, and storage initiatives found in this bill and in the overwhelmingly passed Proposition 1. Both provide solutions that work for all 58 counties in California. By investing in smart water policies, the Water in the 21st Century Act would help create millions of acre feet of new water, ensure a reliable water supply, and create good jobs
“This water grab bill would divert water south of the Sacramento Delta, demolish environmental law, undermine state water rights, and hurt Northern California businesses. Instead of playing a zero-sum game, let’s work together on policies that increase California’s water supply through conservation, recycling, and storage.”
He expressed his strong opposition to a proposal to increase University of California tuition five percent annually for five years, saying, "When we price students out of an education, we rob them of an opportunity to reach their full potential."
“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”
Congressman Garamendi Argues BDCP’s Twin Tunnels Project Fails to Include Full Range of Better Alternatives as Required by State & Federal Law in Public Comments for Environmental Report
“If we are going to reduce reliance on the Delta, a conveyance facility is not the first place we should start in developing a reliable water system; it is the last,” Garamendi argued.
In 2013, Garamendi wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in support of ICON Aircraft’s proposed facility, which is now becoming a reality. The consumer sport plane manufacturer is planning on generating well over 400 new manufacturing and sales jobs in the region.
On Earth Day, Congressman Garamendi Extols UC Davis Innovation at Unveiling of BioDigester that Turns Campus Waste into Campus Energy
He praised Davis Aggies for their innovation and entrepreneurship, pledging to continue as a champion for the school and the region’s businesses.
“If enacted into law, this extreme Tea Party-inspired budget would wreck havoc on my district and communities across America,” said Congressman Garamendi. “Construction on levees in flood prone Sacramento Valley communities would be delayed. College students would shoulder even more debt. Agricultural researchers at UC Davis would see their groundbreaking work halted. Seniors in Rio Vista would see their health costs skyrocket. Struggling families in my district would see food, housing, and health care taken away from them.”