Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Agriculture

As a lifelong cattle rancher, I understand the unique needs of California agriculture. California feeds America and much of the world, and it’s important that we pursue policies that help farmers and ranchers pass their way of life on to the next generation.

I am proud to represent California’s Third Congressional District, which has a unique and vibrant agricultural economy. From rice to walnuts to peaches to tomatoes, you can find it all. Because of this, I am a strong supporter of programs to help California farmers expand overseas markets, increased investment in agricultural research, investment in conservation programs which benefit farmers and wildlife, and federal crop insurance and commodity programs.

As a huge proponent of Buy America, I am pursuing policies that ensure that our school children are eating safe, nutrition foods grown in here in the United States, rather than places like China.

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October 23, 2018 In The News

DENVER  — President Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on four major water projects in the western United States and specifically targeted the Central Valley Project.

Trump signed a memorandum Friday aimed at the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project in California, the Klamath Irrigation Project in Oregon and the federal Columbia River system in the Pacific Northwest.

October 23, 2018 In The News

Ask any environmental policy expert and they’ll tell you that water rights, water supply and water quality initiatives are complicated and contentious issues in California.

Those issues are about to get a whole lot more complicated.

June 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, whose district includes the Yuba, Feather and Sacramento Rivers, applauded the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The legislation, which sets policy and authorizes Army Corps of Engineers projects across the nation, includes critical flood protection projects in the Third Congressional District.
May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) issued the following statement on the defeat of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—commonly known as the farm bill:

May 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In their ongoing work to improve access to safe and reliable water, Congressmen Jim Costa (D-CA-16), Jeff Denham (R-CA-10), John Garamendi (D-CA-3), and Tom McClintock (R-CA-4) introduced H.R 5726, the Non-Federal Reservoir Operations Improvement Act, in the House of Representatives today. If enacted, the bipartisan legislation would resolve a technicality that impedes structural and operational improvements of water reservoirs and prevents reservoirs from functioning as efficiently as possible.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

California’s 3rd Congressional District—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) spent the day meeting with constituents in Lake and Colusa counties:

March 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.

February 12, 2018 Page

Comprehensive Water Solutions, Courageous Water Leadership

For the 3rd Congressional District, water is life. Our rich agricultural lands feed the state, the nation, and the world. Our treasured rivers, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Clear Lake, and other bodies of water sustain and beautify our communities.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton and represents 200 miles of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s decision to withhold federal support from the twin tunnels project:

September 19, 2017 Press Release
“Today, the Westlands Water District voted to reject the California WaterFix. They came to realize what Delta residents have known for so long: the twin tunnels are a boondoggle, a real financial disaster."