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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February 24, 2020 Event

Join Congressman John Garamendi for a Veterans Advisory meeting to: 

  • Discuss the pressing needs of veterans in the district and collaborate on potential solutions.
  • Learn about Congressman Garamendi's work to support homeless veterans, honor the Merchant Marine Veterans of WWII, ensure veterans have accurate medical records, and more.

FOR MORE DETAILS CALL: (530) 753-5301

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, released the following statement after being notified by the Pentagon that the Trump Administration will raid $3.8 billion of funding for critical ships, vehicles, aircraft and other equipment necessary for our national defense to instead pay for the President’s border wall.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded House passage of his legislation, H.R. 550, which was amended to include Representative Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq War Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and Representative Ro Khanna’s (D-CA) legislation to prohibit the use of military force against Iran without an AUMF. The legislation passed by a vote of 236-166.

January 23, 2020 Press Release

Solano County, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) hosted a work day in Solano and Sacramento counties to support the Travis Air Force Base community, and to discuss California’s diverse natural resources. Garamendi started his day by participating in Travis Air Force Base’s Civic Leaders Breakfast with Travis Air Force Base leadership and Solano County community members.

January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) joined his colleagues in the House to overwhelmingly pass the bipartisan Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020, introduced by Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), by a vote of 362-31.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted for two bipartisan appropriations bills to fund the federal government through the 2020 fiscal year. The $1.4 trillion spending deal funds nearly aspect of the federal government and includes $25 million in long-sought funding for critical research into gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The legislation is expected to be signed into law later this week.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after voting to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (S. 1790). The House of Representatives passed the final bill by a vote of 377-48.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after concluding a hearing on privatized military family housing:

October 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, released the following statement in response to the Office of Inspector General of the Air Force’s report on the use of the Prestwick Airport and Trump Turnberry:

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, introduced the "Pharmaceutical Independence Long-Term Readiness Reform Act" (