Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Military and Veterans

The 3rd Congressional District is home to Travis AFB, the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force, and Beale AFB, which is located in Yuba County and performs a vital intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Garamendi is instrumental in crafting the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual bill that sets the policy for our nation's armed forces. Garamendi ensures that each year, the NDAA supports our men and women in uniform, advances America’s interests around the world, and supports the critical missions at both Travis and Beale AFBs.

Garamendi is honored to represent the thousands of veterans, military personnel, and their families who reside in the district. He has a 100% pro-veterans record, and will continue fighting for those who have sacrificed so much in defense of our nation.

Read Garamendi's latest press release about the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2019 here.

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July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after he voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The bill will now be conferenced with the Senate’s version of the legislation. 

“This legislation includes the largest pay raise for our service members in a decade, and as Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee I fought to include the strongest possible language to:

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 19, 2019 Press Release

Vacaville, CA—Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) held a reception this week honoring 10 students from the 3rd Congressional District whom he nominated and have been accepted into one of the nation’s five military service academies.

The academies, which include The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, are amongst the most prestigious universities in the country. They have a long standing tradition of excellence in education, service and integrity.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The bill passed committee by a bipartisan vote of 33-24, and Garamendi voted for the bill. The legislation will now move to the House Floor to be voted on by the entire House of Representatives.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by Chairman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Ranking Member Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee for Readiness finalized its mark for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. The Subcommittee's mark is available here.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing on the Department of Defense’s budget requests for military readiness.

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, made the following statement at the conclusion of the hearing:

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced H.R. 2617, the bipartisan Occupational and Environmental Transparency Health (OATH) Act.

Garamendi serves as Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees issues pertaining to U.S. service members. 

May 3, 2019 Press Release

This week, Congressmen Mike Turner (OH-10), John Garamendi (CA-3), and Paul Cook (CA-8) introduced the “Protecting NATO Skies Act of 2019,” designed to limit the transfer of F-35 aircraft to the nation of Turkey. The bill is a companion bill to S.922, the Protecting NATO Skies Act of 2019, introduced by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK).