Transportation and Infrastructure
A nation cannot prosper if it doesn’t have an effective and efficiently-run transportation infrastructure. I believe investments in water, energy, education, and broadband priorities are also essential to create good jobs and keep America competitive in an increasingly globalized economy.
We must improve the region’s dilapidated highway infrastructure while encouraging public transit and bicycle/pedestrian travel. I will continue to defend the Capitol Corridor and other regional transit services.
For more information concerning my work and views on transportation and infrastructure issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
--Congressman John Garamendi
More on Transportation and Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and other members of California’s Congressional delegation introduced the “Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act” (H.R.3193), which would safeguard federal funding for disaster-recovery transportation projects statewide.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and William R. Keating (D-MA) introduced the Enhancing the Strength and Capacity of America’s Primary Evacuation Routes (ESCAPE) Act, with U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sponsoring the Senate companion bill.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who served as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation from 2013-2018, issued the following statement after the Coast Guard announced a contract award for the new Polar Security Cutter—guaranteeing the ship will be built in America by American workers:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the bicameral Cabin Air Safety Act (H.R.2208) to protect commercial airline passengers and crew from toxic cabin air. Congressman Garamendi is a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Senator Blumenthal is a senior member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R.1764) to support local water infrastructure projects. Congressmen Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Rob Woodall (R-GA) are cosponsors.
Maritime Challenges in the 116th Congress.
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, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was appointed by his Congressional colleagues to four key Subcommittees on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman John Garamendi is hailing the the reactivation of the Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The study, which was suspended in 2015, will help determine the most fiscally and environmentally responsible method of protecting against the risk of flooding from the Lower Cache Creek.
Funding to conduct the study was secured by Garamendi in conjunction with Woodland city officials as a part of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Water Resources Development Act) expected to be signed into law soon.