I believe that America’s reputation in the world is best strengthened by having a strong and capable military, smart diplomacy, and a commitment to human rights, democracy, and cooperation. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in rural Ethiopia in the 1960s, I know that an American hand extended in friendship can shape hearts and minds.
As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue to support our military and programs like the Peace Corps while working with our allies across the globe to achieve peace and security in our times.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which is tasked with defending the United States against nuclear threats, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s refusal to comply with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to restrict Iran’s nuclear program: