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“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.”
Northern California Women Served their Nation at Armament Factories during World War II. Garamendi expressed his deep appreciation for their work and role in improving American society.
The event was designed to invite more constituents to have one-on-one interactions with Congressman Garamendi, to learn what services are available at the district office, and to make constituent caseworkers available to constituents who need assistance with a federal agency.
Legislation would undo military retiree benefit cuts included in the Bipartisan Budget Act
A government shutdown is deeply harmful for our country, seriously disrupting essential government services and knocking our economy down at a time when we should be building it up. Instead of listening to Republican Senators and Governors, conservative newspapers, and business groups, House House Republican Leadership has thus far decided to listen to the Tea Party faction in Congress, which is dedicated to and even celebrating a government shutdown.
The bill would eliminate food assistance for one in five veterans and hundreds of thousands of seniors, disabled people, and low-income working Americans. At a time when so many Americans are struggling to get by, these draconian cuts would plunge even more people into extreme poverty.
Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, Californians with Medicare have saved $574 million on prescription drugs. In 2012 alone, 299,896 California residents saved over $184 million or an average of $609 per enrollee. Furthermore, in 2012 alone, 2,153,101 Californians with traditional Medicare saved money by using one or more free preventative services.
The relaunch of HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov and the toll-free call center 1-800-318-2596 will help Americans who are looking for health coverage prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance.
During Q&A, Garamendi said "Hands off Social Security & Medicare benefits." Service providers from Medicare, Meals-on-Wheels, the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank, the Federal Trade Commission, & other agencies were on hand to help seniors
Ending preventable flight delays is good, but Congress also needs to prevent the draconian cuts to our nation’s defense, research, Head Start, and children’s health care that are already causing alarm among families in my district.