As a fourth generation Californian running my own cattle ranch and pear farm, I have called rural California my home for most of my life. California feeds America and much of the world, and it’s important that we pursue policies that help family farmers pass on our way of life to the next generation. I am always considering the needs of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, and I will continue to do all I can to strengthen and preserve Northern California’s impressive agricultural production.
For more information concerning my work on agriculture issues, please contact my Washington, DC office. I look forward to your feedback.
--Congressman John Garamendi
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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.
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:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of HR 2170, the FARM Cost Reduction Act. This bipartisan legislation would lift a de facto prohibition on construction and repair of agricultural structures in areas designated by FEMA as flood risks. Under current law, areas designated as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) generally require all new, expanded or repaired structures to be raised above potential flood level.
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