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

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.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) announced that his bipartisan Flood Insurance for Farmers Act of 2019 (H.R.830) was passed by the House Financial Services Committee, unanimously as part of a larger bill (H.R.3167) reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program through the end of fiscal year 2024.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, sent a letter to Governor Newsom (D-CA) outlining his alternative water plan for California following the Governor’s decision to end the Twin Tunnels (California WaterFix Project).

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act (H.R.1435) to provide federal support for the construction of Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and Glenn Counties. Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) is the bill’s original cosponsor.

February 25, 2019 In The News

VACAVILLE — School meals in California could contain more organic foods under a bill proposed Thursday by a local lawmaker.

The proposal would create a statewide organic food-to-school pilot program within the Office of Farm to Fork within California’s Department of Food and Agriculture.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 958, was authored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, whose district includes Dixon and portions of rural Solano County.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) reintroduced the American Food for American Schools Act (H.R.1066) to strengthen “Buy American” requirements under the National School Lunch Program, with Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) as the original cosponsor. The Congressmen’s bipartisan bill would also increase transparency so that parents are informed when students are served foreign-produced foods paid for by taxpayers.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) reintroduced legislation to provide farmers access to discounted rates under the National Flood Insurance Program. The Congressmen’s bipartisan Flood Insurance for Farmers Act of 2019 (H.R.830) would also lift the de facto federal prohibition on construction and repair of agricultural structures in high flood-risk areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, reintroduced the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act (H.R.357), with Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA09), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA11), Mike Thompson (D-CA05), and Doris O. Matsui (D-CA06), as original cosponsors.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), who represents a district with an annual farm gate value of over $4.4 billion, applauded passage today of a bipartisan farm bill that supports California’s rural communities, farmers, and agricultural research while avoiding cuts to nutrition assistance (SNAP) for needy families and low-income women with newborn children (WIC).