Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Make it in America

Congressman John Garamendi is sponsoring two bills to bring back good manufacturing jobs in America. The two bills ends taxpayer subsidies for foreign-produced clean energy technology, buses, railcars, and high-speed rail. Watch a summary of the legislation here:

"America is a beacon of hope, a global powerhouse and the land of opportunity," Congressman Garamendi said. "We must rebuild our once robust manufacturing sector, repower our factories and assembly lines, hire the working men and women of this great nation, and restore America’s once prospering middle class."

"I want to walk into Target and see "Made in America" throughout the store. We can make it in America," Congressman Garamendi added. "Middle-class wages in America have stagnated for three decades, and our country’s future success depends on bringing back good manufacturing jobs. We produce steel and concrete in Antioch and Pittsburg, solar panels in Livermore, and buses in Hayward. We must make sure the U.S. tax code and other federal polices encourage job creation in America. This work can be done by hardworking Americans in Northern California and throughout the country. Let’s make it here."

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Congressman Garamendi is sponsoring the following two bills:

  •  The Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains and Transit: Make it in America Act (H.R. 613) would create American jobs by setting stronger standards for goods and equipment purchased with federal dollars for airports, highways, high-speed rail, trains and transit. The legislation increases domestic content provisions for airports and rolling stock from 60 to 100 percent over time, eliminates non-availability waivers, and makes similar waiver reporting requirements across the different modes of transportation. This bill is similar to legislation I introduced in the 111th Congress, H.R. 5791, but is expanded to include requirements for not only the Federal Transit Administration, but also the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and Amtrak.
  •  The Manufacture Renewable Energy Systems: Make it in America Act (H.R. 487) would create American jobs by ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent on American-made renewable energy systems, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Phased over a four year period, the bill requires the federal government and any state government buying renewable technologies with federal funds to purchase renewable sources of energy grown, produced, or manufactured with 100% American content. It also requires any company taking advantage of the Investment Tax Credit and the Production Tax Credit to buy 100% American content within four years after the bill becomes law.

China is now the world’s third largest wind power producer. The world’s fifteen largest photovoltaic power stations are in the European Union. About 15 million Americans are presently unemployed.

Middle-class wages in America have stagnated for three decades, and our country’s future success in a global economy depends on reinvigorating our manufacturing sectors. Our competitors have invested significant resources in the clean technologies of the future, and it’s important that we do the same.

The Democratic Make It In America agenda
Congressman Garamendi’s Make It In America legislation is part of the Democratic Make It In America agenda. To learn more about this agenda for job creation, visit Democratic Whip Hoyer’s webpage and watch this video below on the Make It In America Legislative Roll-Out. You can also follow the latest developments on Facebook and Twitter.

Make It In America Roll-Out

More on Make it in America

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Garamendi, Ranking Member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, met with the new head of the Maritime Administration, Rear Admiral Mark Buzby. They strategized about recapitalization of the Military Sealift Command and Ready Reserve Force fleets, the importance of education and training opportunities to ensure an adequate pool of capable and credentialed mariners, and ways to improve the Title XI maritime loan guarantee program to spur domestic manufacturing through the building of more ships on U.S. soil.

October 6, 2017 Press Release

DAVIS, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) issued the following statement to commemorate National Manufacturing Day:

August 18, 2017 Press Release
“The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Training Center will help a lot of workers in our region gain hands-on experience in their field, improve their craft, join a strong union, and connect with employers,” Garamendi said.
May 24, 2017 Press Release
H.R. 2518 and H.R. 2593 will provide robust funding for the Coast Guard, support marine service providers, and support American shipbuilding
May 24, 2017 In The News
Even President Trump distanced himself from his inaugural budget, literally, as it was released on Tuesday while he was overseas. Republicans in Congress said they will write their own, and Democrats uniformly condemned the $4.1-trillion plan for its proposed mix of big tax cuts for the wealthy and benefits cuts for the poor and working class.
May 4, 2017 In The News
America's merchant fleet is entering a dangerous state of decline
March 3, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would improve American national security by requiring a percentage of exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and crude oil to travel on US-flagged vessels
March 1, 2017 Press Release
New legislation would increase accountability and transparency for the “Buy American” provisions of the National School Lunch Act
December 9, 2016 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, introduced on Thursday a House bill that would strengthen the U.S. maritime industry by requiring up to 30 percent of strategic energy exports be shipped on U.S.-flagged vessels.