"The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection. We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to make the U.S. more competitive in a global marketplace."
America’s Coast Guard and Merchant Marine play an indispensible role in our national security and economic prosperity. This bipartisan legislation supports their work and I applaud its passage.
“Americans working in good faith to repay their student loans deserve access to the same lower interest rates as current students. A college education should be an investment into the future, not a ball-and-chain from the past. It’s time for Congress to vote on the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act."
My heart goes out to every person impacted by the horrific train derailment in Philadelphia. We must learn from this tragedy, apply these lessons, and strengthen our nation’s transportation safety.
Congressman Garamendi has been closely working on, these water projects, including desperately needed levee improvements.
Garamendi Votes Against Bill that would Escalate Modern Nuclear Arms Race and Make Shortsighted Cuts to Alternative Energy
The bill includes $8.7 billion to maintain America’s nuclear weapons stockpile, $526 million more than FY 2015. Garamendi fears this increase in spending to support our already bloated nuclear weapons program, particularly in the context of delicate diplomacy with Iran and Russia, could trigger a chain reaction that would accelerate a modern nuclear arms race.
"The changes to the BDCP just confirm our fear that this project is not about restoring the environment,” Congressman Garamendi said.
Garamendi introduced a number of amendments to inform Congress about the costs and risks of our new nuclear arms race.
Addressing graduates at the California Maritime Academy and in Virginia at the annual "Salute to Congress" hosted by the International Propeller Club, Garamendi called for a law requiring that American natural gas and crude oil be exported on U.S. ships.
“This legislation strengthens the Coast Guard’s ability to protect our nation and safeguard maritime commerce. It does so by providing budget stability and funds to address the many unmet capital project needs of the Coast Guard.”