More on Transportation and Infrastructure

Apr 11, 2014

As Communities Respond to Tragedy, Congressman Garamendi Offers Gratitude and Support

"It is with a heavy heart that I join my constituents in the spirit of condolence and support for the families of those who lost their lives on I-5 yesterday evening."

Apr 10, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Votes Against Ryan-Tea Party Budget

“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.”

Apr 7, 2014

Garamendi Supports Senate Passage of Unemployment Insurance Extension on Bipartisan Vote, Urges House to Immediately Follow

"The Senate finally moved forward with good bipartisan stopgap legislation to restore jobless benefits for those out of work through no fault of their own. The House should immediately do the same. We can’t afford further delay," he said.

Apr 1, 2014

Ranking Member Garamendi Supports Passage of Bipartisan Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Bill

"George Washington’s Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton referred to our Coast Guard as our ‘Sentinels of Commerce.’ Through commonsense reforms and smart investments, this bill bolsters our Sentinels’ vital economic and security missions."

Mar 27, 2014

Congressmen Garamendi and LaMalfa Introduce Water Storage Bill for Sites Reservoir

Construction of Sites Reservoir would bring California one major step closer to a drought-proof water system. It has support across the aisle and across the state. I will continue to work with Doug and local stakeholders to move this project across the finish line.”

Mar 19, 2014

Congressmen Garamendi and LaMalfa Announce Sites Reservoir Water Storage Bill

“The devastation of the drought has highlighted the need for additional water storage. Sites Reservoir would dramatically expand our water reserves – and create jobs in the process. We must heed the warning of the book of Genesis: stock up during the years of plenty, so that you can get by in the years of need."

Mar 10, 2014

Congressman Garamendi Joins FEMA & Local Leaders for Regional Learning Tour on Flood Insurance

“Today FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator Wright and his team heard the flood insurance concerns of Northern Californians loud and clear," Garamendi said.

Mar 5, 2014

Garamendi Proud to Report that Hamilton City J Levee Funding Receives Funding for Fiscal Year 2014

“I’m glad I could help make this long-delayed project a reality for Hamilton City residents. This is exactly the type of worthy infrastructure project Congress should embrace,” Garamendi said.

Feb 11, 2014

In Coast Guard Bill Markup, Ranking Member Garamendi Fights for U.S. Jobs, Revival of Maritime Industry & Cruise Ship Passenger Bill of Rights

“This Coast Guard Reauthorization bill provides our mariners with the tools they need to get the job done. The bill reverses sequestration budget cuts that have undermined our coastal security and provides greater budget stability through a two-year authorization. The bill also provides multi-year procurement authority for the new Offshore Patrol Cutter to expedite the construction of this new class of cutter once production begins, and it reauthorizes the Small Shipyard Grant Program to stimulate job creation in local shipyards, such as the Bay Ship and Yacht Company in Alameda which received a grant in 2011.”

Jan 17, 2014

California Congress Members Support Governor Brown’s Drought Declaration, Urge State & Federal Action on Water Conservation, Recycling & Storage

Congress Members Garamendi (CA-3), George Miller (CA-11), Mike Thompson (CA-5), Doris Matsui (CA-6), Jerry McNerney (CA-9), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Ami Bera (CA-7) today thanked Governor Jerry Brown for declaring a drought emergency in California. Given the dire nature of the state’s water resources, the Members urge the Governor to prioritize adding to the water supply – including water recycling, conservation, and storage – instead of pushing for a $25 billion water infrastructure project, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which threatens the Bay Delta ecosystem, farmers, fisheries, local communities, and other stakeholders that depend on a healthy Bay Delta.

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