I believe America’s international strength and respect lies in its diversity and commitment to social justice. This is especially true in California, home to the most diverse population in America. All Americans, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability, deserve equal treatment under the law. When considering legislation, I always remember the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of social justice issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
--Congressman John Garamendi
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Outcry from Democrats on Capitol Hill and some key U.S. defense officials mounted Monday over the prospect that President Trump’s emergency declaration will result in a raiding of certain Pentagon coffers to finance the construction of a border wall.
Former vice presidential candidate and Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Tim Kaine slammed Mr. Trump, claiming the president is pursuing a “vanity project” in a fashion bound to hurt U.S. forces and their families.
When President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency last week to get his way on funding for his border wall, legal scholars warned the move dramatically tilted the balance of power in favor of the White House.
In some ways it parallels the hobbling of Congress’ war authority 18 years ago.
A coalition of 16 states filed suit against the White House on Monday.Trump’s move to raid military construction and Treasury funds and redirect them to a southern border wall is unconstitutional, the attorneys general from those states argue.
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan clashed with Sen. Lindsey Graham over the administration’s Syria policy during a briefing last weekend, prompting Graham to unleash a string of expletives and declare himself Shanahan's "adversary," according to two officials in the briefing and three others familiar with the conversation.
Maritime Challenges in the 116th Congress.
Several Democratic members of Congress are preemptively pushing back on Attorney General William Barr's handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.
A Democratic California congressman says that President Trump has an ax to grind against his state after the Trump administration announced that the Department of Transportation would seek the return of federal funds for a high-speed rail project that California recently announced it would scale back.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced legislation (H.R.1137) to prevent President Trump from diverting disaster-recovery funds from Army Corps civil works projects to build his border wall.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act (H.R.864). Congressman Garamendi is a former Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, and Congressman Young is the Dean of the U.S. House Representatives.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent a bipartisan letter to the White House, co-signed by 38 other members of California’s House delegation, requesting that the President waive any requirement that the State of California or local governments match federal disaster relief with state or local funds for recent wildfires in California.