Congressman Garamendi Speaks Up for Vital Missions at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases at Meeting with Senate and House Members on Defense Authorization Bill
Yesterday, Congressman Garamendi advocated for the missions at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases as he participated in a meeting with other Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to discuss the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He also met with an Air Mobility Commander and convened the Air Mobility Caucus.
"The President has presented his case, and I stand with him in support of the basics of this mission. Now it is time for Congress to stand up and be counted," Garamendi said.
The hearing focused attention on H.R. 5270, the bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act or GAS Act, which would promote the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S.-flag vessels. Witnesses at the hearing voiced support for the legislation and efforts to increase the use of U.S. flag ships in the foreign trade.
Congressman Garamendi Introduces Bill Prohibiting Federal Funds for BDCP with Reps. McNerney and Bera
“California’s woefully inadequate water infrastructure definitely needs more federal investment, but the twin tunnels are a boondoggle and poor use of taxpayer dollars. Instead of reigniting the California water war, let’s build consensus and invest in the priorities that create more reliable water for the entire state. We can increase supply without destroying the Delta or undermining water rights.”
"I look forward to hearing the President’s strategy against the self-described Islamic State, but it’s incumbent on Congress to vote on that strategy if it involves military action," Garamendi said.
Congressman Garamendi, State & Federal Fire Authorities, Conservationists: Stop Raiding Funds for Preventing Forest Fires
Congressman Garamendi, federal and state agencies combating wildfires, and conservation groups urge immediate action to stop depletion of wildfire fighting funds.
At Yuba-Sutter Stand Down, Congressman Garamendi Thanks Veterans and Service Providers for their Contributions to Nation
"Every year when I see all the great work done at the Yuba-Sutter Stand Down, I leave with hope, and I leave with even greater determination to make America work for all veterans. You are all an inspiration," Garamendi said.
Vendors in attendance provided information and advice on health care, veterans services, senior services, help for lower income families, educational opportunities, job placement, and more.
Congressman Garamendi Introduces Resolution Commemorating Second Anniversary of Tragic Shooting at Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
The Resolution condemns this murderous attack, honors the memory of its victims, offers heartfelt condolences to those directly impacted, applauds the bravery of first responders, condemns intolerance, and calls for continued vigilance against violence.