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Garamendi Votes Against Bill that would Escalate Modern Nuclear Arms Race and Make Shortsighted Cuts to Alternative Energy
The bill includes $8.7 billion to maintain America’s nuclear weapons stockpile, $526 million more than FY 2015. Garamendi fears this increase in spending to support our already bloated nuclear weapons program, particularly in the context of delicate diplomacy with Iran and Russia, could trigger a chain reaction that would accelerate a modern nuclear arms race.
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.”
Click to watch video: Congressman Garamendi sounds the alarm on the need to tackle the climate crisis.
Garamendi Urges Immediate Action to Keep Communities Safe at Oil-By-Rail Press Conference with Federal Railroad Acting Administrator Feinberg, Local and State Leaders
Garamendi hosted a press conference in Davis to urge the implementation of stronger safety standards for hazardous material transported by rail, especially Bakken crude oil.
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."