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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Congressmen Garamendi and Thompson are hosting a Veterans Town Hall in Lake County to hear about the priorities and interests of local veterans, and to deliver an update on the state of affairs in Washington. This event will be an opportunity for veterans to ask questions and hear from the Members of Congress and veterans from regional veterans organizations, including the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Oakland VA Regional Center, the Lake County Veterans Service Office, and the Lake County United Veterans Council.
LAKEPORT, Calif. – On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) will come to Lake County to host a veterans town hall.
The town hall event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Medeiros Veterans Center in Lakeport, 875 11th St.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) applauded yesterday’s passage of the Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019. The $675 billion piece of legislation, which was included in a broader omnibus bill, funds the Department of Defense pursuant to policy set in the National Defense Authorization Act, which Garamendi helped draft as a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
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September 18, 2018
Congressman John Garamendi Honors World War II Merchant Marine Veterans
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, applauded the passage of legislation that funds both the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and water infrastructure and flood protection projects in the Sacramento Valley and throughout the country. These bills have already been passed by the Senate and now await President Trump’s signature.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and a core conferee for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act issued this statement following his vote to pass conference report that reconciled differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill:
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, announced that his bill H.R. 5879, the World War II Merchant Marine Congressional Gold Medal Act, now has 103 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. This legislation would award a Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest honors in the United States, to Merchant Mariners who sustained our armed forces during WWII.
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hailed the passage in the House of Representatives of S. 756, the “Save Our Seas Act” authored by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK). As amended by the House, this legislation incorporates a bipartisan bill originally authored and introduced by Garamendi as H.R. 6206, the Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise Act.
WASHINGTON, DC- Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), the Co-Chair of the Mobility Air Forces Caucus in the House of Representatives, hosted a Congressional breakfast yesterday along with fellow Co-Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). Maj. Gen. Thomas Sharpy, Vice Commander of Air Mobility Command, was the keynote speaker. The breakfast brought Air Mobility personnel and Members of Congress together to promote the vital Air Mobility mission of the United States Air Force.