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
Summary of views shared at a roundtable convened April 25, 2016 at the California State University Maritime Academy. To download or view, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, demanded answers on the timing of regulations required in the wake of the 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno. In a hearing with Howard “Skip” Elliott, the Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Garamendi challenged the Department of Transportation on when it would complete the rulemaking process governing automatic or remote-control shut-off valves for natural gas pipelines.
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, though the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The legislation, which authorizes Army Corps of Engineers projects across the nation, includes critical flood protection projects in the Third Congressional District.
Washington, D.C. – In their ongoing work to improve access to safe and reliable water, Congressmen Jim Costa (D-CA-16), Jeff Denham (R-CA-10), John Garamendi (D-CA-3), and Tom McClintock (R-CA-4) introduced H.R 5726, the Non-Federal Reservoir Operations Improvement Act, in the House of Representatives today. If enacted, the bipartisan legislation would resolve a technicality that impedes structural and operational improvements of water reservoirs and prevents reservoirs from functioning as efficiently as possible.
Fairfield-The Capitol Corridor train arriving at the Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station was too good a photo op to pass up.
Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering was speaking, but graciously allowed the cluster of dignitaries to gather so their staff could take pictures of them with the passengers getting off the train in the background.
California’s 3rd Congressional District—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) spent the day meeting with constituents in Lake and Colusa counties:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.