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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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November 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after the Air Force announced its strategic basing decisions for Air National Guard C-130J aircraft:

November 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after the President announced the firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper:

“America is beginning a transition of power amidst a global health pandemic, an economic recession, and rising tensions with foreign adversaries. A smooth transition is critical to ensuring that our government is prepared to address these monumental issues,” Garamendi said.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

Davis, CA.—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced his major accomplishments for the 116th Congress (2019-2020), including 3 bills signed into law, $2,300,000 in earned but previously unpaid federal benefits to his constituents and over $1,800,000 for 3rd District veterans. In Washington, he works on issues crucial to California and our country's economy and national security.

July 22, 2020 Press Release

 Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House of Representatives. The bill passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 295-125 and will now be conferenced with the Senate’s version of the bill. 

July 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, joined his Congressional colleagues in demanding an independent investigation into the death of Specialist (SPC) Vanessa Guillen.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, applauded the passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House Armed Services Committee. The bill passed the committee unanimously and now heads to the House floor for a vote.

June 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, applauded the subcommittee’s unanimous passage of its mark for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—the annual authorization for the United States Military.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement in support of Armed Services Committee Chairman Smith’s demand for answers on the militarization of police in America:

April 29, 2020 Press Release

Sacramento, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration notified Congress that it will partially backfill military construction (MILCON) funds that it raided to pay for President Trump’s border wall by withdrawing additional funding from critical overseas projects.

April 29, 2020 Press Release

Sacramento, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after Acting Secretary of the Navy James E. McPherson called for a deeper investigation into the circumstances surrounding the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, therefore delaying his possible reinstatement: