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.
Garamendi & Bipartisan Coalition Urge FDA to Reconsider Rule that Would Harm Small Breweries & Increase Food Waste
“Small breweries that reuse their spent grain for cattle feed should be lauded for finding innovative ways to reuse what would otherwise be a wasted food product,” Garamendi said.
"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."
Celebration of Vaisakhi, a Spring Festival, includes performing “Seva” (selfless service), such as providing free food to others and volunteering for community service projects. The Sikh American community also honors the occasion with major parades throughout the United States. Congressman Garamendi said, "I proudly represent one of the largest Sikh communities in the nation. For decades, we have confronted the challenges of California together, including education and our current drought. It is in this spirit of cooperation and friendship that I wish Sikhs across America and across the world a most joyous Vaisakhi."
“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.”
“I am a proud supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would dramatically shrink the wage gap and deserve a vote. This is a matter of basic economic freedom and fairness.”
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.
Congressman Garamendi Stands with Disabled Veterans in Co-Sponsoring Equal Access to Air Travel Bill
"There’s a lot more we can and should do for these American heroes. Giving them equal access to the travel benefits enjoyed by their fellow veterans is an easy decision," Congressman Garamendi said.
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.
"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."