Congressman Garamendi Congratulates Yuba, Sutter & Glenn Counties on Economic Development & Transportation Grants
The transportation grants will provide for important upgrades for Yuba and Sutter airport facilities, making them safer, more convenient, and more efficient. The economic development grants will help the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation will help the agency develop a comprehensive strategy to bring private capital and jobs to the region. They will also help Glenn, Butte, and Tehama counties bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap that will diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
“I commend the efforts of Chief John Shalowitz and the Sutter County Fire Department in securing this grant to increase preparedness for disasters such as the Monticello Fire," Congressman Garamendi said.
“This bipartisan legislation will keep our transportation system running, our businesses open, and American workers on the job. It earned my support because it defuses an immediate crisis of a transportation shutdown and gives us time to work on a needed multiyear transportation bill."
Armed Services Committee Member Garamendi Discusses Beale Priorities with Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Commander
“This future command relationship between Beale’s 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Air Combat Command’s 25th Air Force will better align our nation’s critical ISR command and infrastructure to be effective supporting our brave servicemembers in dangerous situations overseas,” Armed Services Committee Member Garamendi said. “I’m proud to represent a community with such an important mission and will continue doing everything I can to make sure that Beale Air Force Base’s vital mission is well supported.”
“This commonsense bipartisan legislation would enable us to better protect our communities and land from the dangerous spread of wildfires. The historic drought in the West has turned California into a tinderbox. While these are both natural disasters, they are both within our control to effectively manage.”
"America is the land of second chances. When forces beyond our control knock us down, we get back up again. This bipartisan job training bill will help American workers sharpen their skills to land secure middle-class employment at the businesses that need their skills,” said Congressman Garamendi.
Garamendi Supports Immediate Action to Improve Safety of Crude Oil Shipped by Rail in Letter to Secretary of Transportation Foxx
In today’s letter, the members wrote, “Should spills or explosions occur, as we have seen over the last year, the consequences could be disastrous, costing lives, damaging property, and harming the environment. While we are pleased with the many actions that DOT has taken thus far and we believe that your agency is making steady progress, we must still emphasize the utmost importance of demonstrated compliance with federal regulations by the railroad and petroleum industries. We believe there must be accountability and comprehensive oversight, as well as adherence to the most stringent of standards.”
Congressman Garamendi Meets with His Veteran Advisory Group for Frank Conversation on VA Services in Northern California
Today Congressman John Garamendi, a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, met with 43 members of his Veterans Advisory Committee to discuss the status of Veterans Administration services in Northern California.
The Congressmen asked the Coast Guard to reactivate the Polar Sea icebreaker in a letter to Commandant Paul Zukunft. The U.S. currently does not have the icebreakers it needs to meet its responsibilities in the Arctic. Putting the Polar Sea back into service would better enable the U.S. to secure its national security, environmental and economic interests in the region.
Offers Legislation to Create American Maritime Jobs and Calls for Reauthorization of Surface Transportation Bill and Protecting Steelworker Jobs.