Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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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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February 21, 2019 In The News

Several Democratic members of Congress are preemptively pushing back on Attorney General William Barr's handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 966, the Walter B. Jones Restoring Power to Congress Act. This legislation would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) within one year of enactment and is named after his good friend and long-time ally on AUMF-related issues, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC).

January 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), was selected by his committee colleagues to serve as Chair of the Readiness Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee. The Readiness Subcommittee oversees defense programs that enable the military services to be prepared to fight. Military units that have sufficient equipment, trained personnel, and supplies are considered “ready.”