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Social Justice

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

More on Social Justice

March 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Garamendi applauded the passage of the historic Families and Workers-First legislation, known as the CARES Act, which the President signed into law this evening.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Andy Kim (D-NJ), chairman and vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, introduced the “Support Our Military Working Dogs Act” (H.R.6188) in commemoration of National K9 Veterans Day 2020 later this week. The United States K9 Corps was established on March 13, 1942.

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 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.), and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), who represent districts in California where military bases that received evacuees from China are located, released this joint statement after HHS failed to provide them a briefing on the coronavirus response. The Members called for a timely briefing from senior health officials following a whistleblower complaint alleging improper training and procedures for HHS workers handling evacuees from China.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, supported passage of the “Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act” (H.R.5953), which unanimously passed out of the Committee. Garamendi is a cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation. This bill would prevent the federal government from raiding a wildfire victim settlement fund that allows victims of the California wildfires and other disasters to seek reimbursement from natural disasters.

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 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 6, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 3, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 3, 2020 Event

Join Congressman John Garamendi for a Manufacturing Advisory meeting to:

Discuss USMCA, Make It In America, American Workforce
Modernization, and your priorities in Congress.

Learn about how Congressman Garamendi is supporting
American shipbuilding.