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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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May 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, convened a hearing to discuss a fatal military training accident on July 30th, 2020 in California that killed nine service members.

April 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness which oversees military construction (MILCON) projects, issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it would return all unobligated military construction funds President Trump raided to pay for his border wall to the Military Departments and Defense Agencies for which they were intended: 

April 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Mike Turner (R-OH) reintroduced the bipartisan “Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act” to protect military families from bank overdrafts following a veteran’s death.

Congressmen Garamendi (D-CA) is chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, which oversees issues pertaining to the U.S. military and service members. Congressman Turner (R-OH) is a senior Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, was selected by his committee colleagues to continue serving as Chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness for the 117th Congress.

December 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi, Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the statement below in response to President Trump vetoing the bipartisan and bicameral Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Garamendi served on the Bicameral Conference Committee for the FY 2021 NDAA that negotiated the final version of the legislation:

December 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. Senate passed Congressman John Garamendi’s (D-CA) amendment ensuring full enforcement of the Jones Act and other federal laws in offshore wind development in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021. The legislation passed by a vote of 84-13 and now heads to the President’s desk for his signature following Senate passage today and House passage on December 8.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, applauded the passage of the conferenced Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House of Representatives. Garamendi was appointed as an NDAA conferee again this year, responsible for negotiating the final bill. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 335-78. The bill will be voted on by the Senate later this week and sent to the President’s desk for final signature.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the statement below after holding a briefing to review the findings and recommendations from a report issued by the National Commission on Military Aviation Safety.

December 1, 2020 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 being named a conferee to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides the authority and direction for all United States military activities.