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“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.
“Many of my constituents recently found an unwelcome surprise in their mail box: a massive spike in their flood insurance. The bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will help some of these Northern California residents by slowing down rate increases and lessoning the financial burden for certain houses. I am glad it has passed the House of Representatives. This is an important first step.”
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.”
"We must find ways to add to our water supply instead of taking water from one group to another for political gain."
Congressman Garamendi Offers California Water Amendment to Address Drought & Establish a Responsible Water Plan
Instead of reigniting a pointless water war over the distribution of this precious resource, it is time to work together for commonsense policies that add to our water supply. My amendment advances water storage, conservation, and recycling, so that farmers, fishermen, and small businesses across the entire state have the water they need.
This extreme bill that would create a water war, fail to solve the drought problem, and cause massive economic and ecological upheaval, affecting every water district in the state
As Illness Infested Vessel Returns to Port, Garamendi Calls for Stronger Consumer Protections. He said, "Everyone buying a ticket for a cruise has the right to know what has happened on that ship and what the obligations of the operator are should things go wrong."
“After two years of negotiations over a Farm Bill, trying to sneak a water grab into the bill at the last minute was grossly irresponsible . It could have scuttled the legislation.” Specifically, the proposal would have turned on Delta pumps this year and next year setting the stage to suck the Delta dry. This provision arrived at the 11th hour of negotiations over the Farm Bill, which is expected for a vote this week. Luckily for Northern California farmers, fishers, and small businesses, this last minute attempt was unsuccessful.
Northern California Winner of the Department of Interior’s Partners in Conservation Award Congratulated by Congressman John Garamendi
Yolo County resident Mary Kimball is the Executive Director of the Center for Land-Based Learning, which works across Northern California to promote the integration of agriculture, nature and society, as well as to motivate the community to respect the natural environment that produces our food.
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.