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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 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:

April 13, 2020 Press Release

Sacramento, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the below statement after it was announced that a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Roosevelt died due to complications with COVID-19:

April 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee leadership – including Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Subcommittee Chairs Joe Courtney (D-CT), John Garamendi (D-CA), and Jackie Speier (D-CA) – today issued the following statement after Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced that Captain Brett E. Crozier will be relieved of his post as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that has been grappling with the spread of COVID-19 cases among its Sailors:

March 14, 2020 Press Release

Fairfield, California—Today Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who represents Travis Air Force Base in Congress, sent a letter to President Trump, Vice President Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and others demanding immediate action to remedy significant health and safety hazards at the Travis Air Force Base that Garamendi’s constituents brought to his attention