Press Releases

Jul 2, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Salutes Constituent Noah Coughlan’s Efforts to Bring Attention to Rare Diseases

Today Congressman Garamendi recognized Noah Coughlan of Vacaville who is about to complete his third run across America to bring attention to rare diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and Batten Disease.

Jul 1, 2015

Congressman Garamendi & Transportation Secretary Foxx Discuss Critical Sacramento Region Infrastructure Issues

Garamendi’s Focus: Surface Transportation Bill Crude Oil-by-Rail Safety, Broadband

Jun 29, 2015

Statement on being named a Conferee to the National Defense Authorization Act

"There are profoundly important issues at stake in this legislation, specifically the future of the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission at Beale Air Force Base and the role of Travis Air Force Base in providing air mobility services to the military."

Jun 26, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision, Says March Toward Justice for All Continues

Issues: Social Justice

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruled that bans on marriage equality violate the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a longtime supporter of equal rights for the LGBT community, today thanked the Supreme Court for its decision.

Jun 25, 2015

Statement on Introduction of Western Water Bill from House Republicans

No representative of the Bay Delta region was given the opportunity to participate in the development of this legislation. Therefore, it is a safe bet that this lengthy and complex legislation will have negative effects on the Delta. As I have said many times, I am more than willing to work with anyone who wants to achieve a true bipartisan solution to California and Western water problems.

Jun 25, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Drought, Invasive Species, and Conservation Measures for Bill on House Floor

On the House Floor, Garamendi introduces amendments on water management, invasive species, and conservation (click to watch videos).

Jun 25, 2015

Statement by Congressman John Garamendi on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

“The Supreme Court did the commonsense thing in upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies for people insured through the federal exchange. Today's decision is a relief."

Jun 22, 2015

Hundreds Attend Woodland Job Fair Hosted by Congressman Garamendi

Issues: Economy, Education

WOODLAND, CA – Today, hundreds of jobseekers from the Delta and Sacramento Valley attended a job fair in Woodland hosted by the Office of Congressman John Garamendi. Over 80 regional employers currently hiring participated in the job fair, with well over 500 jobs available for participants to apply for.

Jun 18, 2015

Garamendi Statement on Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical

The Pope addresses his encyclical to ‘every person living on this planet,’ because climate change affects us all and everyone has an obligation to help address this crisis. The good news is that we can rise to this challenge through innovation, advocacy, and smart public policy. We are morally compelled to act.

Jun 18, 2015

Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on Second Trade Promotion Authority Vote

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted no for a second time on so-called ‘Fast Track’ Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which was inserted into an unrelated bill on public safety benefits. TPA sets the stage for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other future trade bills by granting six years of authority for a President to negotiate trade deals and present them to Congress for an ‘up-or-down vote’ – all without any meaningful input from the people’s elected representatives in Congress.

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