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.

More on Agriculture

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) joined a bipartisan group of Representatives in cosponsoring the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which was introduced today by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which was negotiated over several months with input from agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations, makes meaningful reforms to the H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a first-of-its-kind, merit-based visa program specifically designed for the nation’s agricultural sector. 

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03), Josh Harder (D-CA10), Jim Costa (D-CA16), and TJ Cox (D-CA21) and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the following statement on the updated biological opinions for federally protected fish species and coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project:

October 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03) and Mike Thompson (D-CA05) urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dedicate disaster-recovery funds provided by Congress to the Middle Creek Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project in Lake County.

October 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the United States Trade Representative for granting his request to impose tariffs on canned peaches and mixed fruits exported from the European Union.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA03), with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representatives Josh Harder (D-CA10), Jim Costa (D-CA16), and TJ Cox (D-CA21) released the following statement in advance of Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 1:

August 26, 2019 Press Release

Dixon, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), participated in ribbon cuttings ceremonies for Habitat for Humanity’s new Veterans Residence complex in Dixon and the Grand Opening and Open House of Yolo Food Bank’s new Woodland facility. Garamendi supported both projects vehemently through his work in Congress.

Habitat for Humanity

August 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the inclusion of walnuts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to assist farmers impacted by the President’s self-inflicted trade war. This follows an agriculture town hall for Northern California farmers Garamendi hosted with U.S.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA.) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS.) reintroduced the “Energizing American Shipbuilding Act” (H.R.3829). This bipartisan legislation seeks to recapitalize America’s strategic domestic shipbuilding and maritime industries by requiring that increasing percentages of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and crude oil exports be transported on U.S.-built, flagged, and crewed vessels.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R.3409) in the Committee. The bipartisan legislation authorizes the United States Coast Guard – our nation’s fifth military service branch – for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the House passage of the annual appropriations legislation (H.R.2740) funding the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy, and the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation for fiscal year 2020. Garamendi voted in favor of the legislation, which passed by a vote of 226 to 203.