Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Environment

Congressman Garamendi has made a career out of protecting our public lands and natural resources. He is a conservationist and outdoorsman who supports preserving public lands, and he works closely with hunters and fishermen. He believes clean air and clean water help create healthy communities. He is a consistent advocate for clean energy production and efficiency projects, because he understands that environmental stewardship and long term economic growth go hand-in-hand.

As a longtime resident of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Garamendi understands the economic, recreational and aesthetic benefits that it provides. He is fiercely opposed to an attempts to degrade this national treasure.

For more information concerning Congressman Garamendi's work and views on the issue of Environment, please contact his Washington, DC office

More on Environment

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan requesting he revise a report on climate change and its impacts on national security. The report, presented to Congress on January 10, failed to meet the basic requirements laid out in statute.

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 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was appointed by his Congressional colleagues to four key Subcommittees on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:

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.

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.

October 11, 2018 Press Release

For Immediate Release:

October 11, 2018

Contact:

Alex Macfarlane (Thompson) 202-225-3311

Dante Atkins (Garamendi) 202-225-1880

 

Thompson and Garamendi Announce Disaster Loans Now Available for Nonprofits in Lake County

Assistance available through SBA as part of disaster declaration

October 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Public Assistance for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires. This declaration allows federal funds to be available to state and local governments provide support and assistance during the recovery process for the Mendocino Complex fires, which began on July 27, 2018 and burned across the region.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 7, 2018

Contact:           GARAMENDI: Dante Atkins (202) 225-1880
                        THOMPSON: Alex Macfarlane (202) 225-3311
                        HUFFMAN:  Ben Miller (202) 225-5161

Congressmembers Garamendi, Thompson and Huffman Send Formal Request to President Trump for Major Disaster Declaration

July 19, 2018 Page

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