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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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Garamendi voted in favor of H. Res. 826, a resolution expressing disapproval of the Trump Administration's harmful actions toward Medicaid. Last week, the Trump Administration unveiled its illegal Medicaid block grant plan, inviting states to cap and slash Medicaid. The plan would essentially allow states to receive a waiver to block grant their Medicaid programs for certain low-income Medicaid recipients.
Dixon & Yuba City, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) hosted a Senior Service Roundtable and Manufacturing Advisory Meeting in his district to deliver an update on the state of affairs in Washington and engage with his constituents on a wide array of topics. In Dixon, Garamendi convened elected officials and members of his Manufacturing Advisory Committee at Altec’s facility to discuss the local manufacturing sector.
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Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded House passage of his legislation, H.R. 550, which was amended to include Representative Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq War Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and Representative Ro Khanna’s (D-CA) legislation to prohibit the use of military force against Iran without an AUMF. The legislation passed by a vote of 236-166.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, applauded the House Democratic Caucus’ introduction of its “Moving Forward” infrastructure plan to create 10 million new jobs in America by investing $760 billion over five years. As a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Garamendi will help shape this plan into legislation and strongly advocate for its adoption by the full House.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Co-Chair of the American Sikh Caucus, delivered remarks at the Sikh Council on Religion and Education’s event in Washington to honor Guru Nanak–the founder of Sikhism. Last year, Garamendi introduced a resolution to honor Guru Nanak’s teachings and contributions to society.
Fairfield, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) hosted a district work day in Solano and Yolo counties to meet with community leaders and deliver an update on the state of affairs in Washington.
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Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted for two bipartisan appropriations bills to fund the federal government through the 2020 fiscal year. The $1.4 trillion spending deal funds nearly aspect of the federal government and includes $25 million in long-sought funding for critical research into gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The legislation is expected to be signed into law later this week.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted in favor of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) which passed the House by a vote of 260-165. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Garamendi is a cosponsor.