Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Military and Veterans

Two programs you need to know: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit entitles many businesses with tax credits to hire veterans. The Veterans Retraining and Assistance Program entitles qualified veterans to receive up to 12-months of education assistance. Click on the links to learn more information.

The 3rd Congressional District is home to Travis Air Force Base, the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force and the largest employer in Solano County, and Beale Air Force Base, which is located in Yuba County performs a vital Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mission. I am honored to represent thousands of veterans, military personnel, and their families, and I am committed to protecting their welfare and providing them with every opportunity to prosper. I have a 100% pro-veterans record, fighting for better medical services and educational opportunities for veterans. I am also the author of two bills to help veterans get jobs and avoid predatory debt practices. H.R. 6293, the Servicemembers Rights Enforcement Improvement Act of 2012, and H.R. 3860, the Help Veterans Return to Work Act.

Since entering Congress, I have hosted a Women Veterans Fair and Veterans Jobs Fair, along with a workshop to help faith-based, non-profit, and public care providers better serve veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I will continue to fight for better services for all veterans, especially those who are homeless, jobless, and suffering from the mental and physical scars of war.

For more information concerning my work and views on military and veterans issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.

I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

--Congressman John Garamendi

More on Military and Veterans

May 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held a hearing alongside Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) on “Blue Technology” that could improve efficiency and mission performance for both the Coast Guard and other maritime stakeholders.


May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup:

May 3, 2018 Press Release

Davis, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City, CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, honored the achievements of ten students throughout the Third Congressional District who secured a nomination to a service academy. The candidates were selected by an independent panel of distinguished veterans and educators after an exhaustive interview and application process. The ceremony was hosted at the Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis.

April 13, 2018 Press Release


Congressman John Garamendi’s Legislation, H.R. 5326, the Maritime Technical Corrections Act of 2018, Passes Unanimously out of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

April 6, 2018 In The News

Nearly two years since ground was broken on a Habitat for Humanity project slated to house six homeless veterans in Dixon, state, city and community leaders came together to celebrate moving the project forward.

“It’s exciting,” said Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, Thursday morning. “Housing is a constant problem for veterans, homeless veterans. They need housing. And I’m excited about Habitat’s concept of shared housing.”

It’s the organization’s first shared housing venture, advised Gerry Raycraft, president of Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity.


March 29, 2018 Press Release

California’s 3rd Congressional District—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) spent the day meeting with constituents in Lake and Colusa counties:

March 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.