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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.

More on Military and Veterans

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

March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi’s (D-CA) “Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020” (H.R.5671) passed Congress and is heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) joined the legislation as original cosponsors, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sponsored the companion legislation in the Senate.

February 25, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, hosted two Veteran Advisory meetings in Marysville and Vacaville to deliver an update on his work to support veterans, and to hear from the community about the issues impacting local veterans. Garamendi was joined by Max Richtman, President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, to address issues for older veterans, such as their health, retirement security, and the high cost of prescription drugs.

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 21, 2020 Press Release

Yuba County, CA—Today Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, hosted a Congressional Delegation comprised of other key members of the House Armed Services Committee to tour Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County. Garamendi then met with the Yuba-Sutter Habitat for Humanity to discuss their ongoing projects and how he can support their work through his efforts in Congress.

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.