Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

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

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.

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.