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.

More on Military and Veterans

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).

May 1, 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 construction, energy, and environmental programs.

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

April 12, 2019 Press Release

Oklahoma City—Today, Rep. Garamendi (D-CA)—Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee—concluded a congressional delegation he led to observe military installations impacted by recent natural disasters, and to tour privatized military housing units in the wake of the military housing crisis.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chair of the Readiness Subcommittee, departed on a congressional delegation to observe the damage to military bases caused by Hurricane Florence. The trip will offer Chairman Garamendi the opportunity to personally inspect the damage sustained by Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point. The delegation will also observe housing units at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma in the wake of the privatized military housing crisis.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), the Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, recently returned from a congressional delegation to examine the impacts of U.S. policy, military posture, and engagement in the Middle East. Chairman Garamendi led the delegation, which included Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D-NM) and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX), and visited Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait. 

February 28, 2019 In The News

Problems identified after a pair of at-sea accidents killed 17 sailors in 2017 still persist across the Navy, and those at the top must do more to address them, key lawmakers said Tuesday.

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., said the challenges go beyond specific causes and “will take years of leadership focus and sustained funding to correct.”

He also chided the service for classifying information “to hide the true depth of readiness challenges that plague the Navy today.”

February 28, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Several members of a House panel blasted a top military official during a contentious hearing Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s plan to shift $6.1 billion in Pentagon money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 28, 2019 In The News

A day before U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn voted against a measure to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to pay for a wall along the border with Mexico, the Colorado Springs Republican sent a letter to the Pentagon raising concerns about redirecting military funding.