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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

August 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021.” This bipartisan legislation is the first major update of federal regulations for the global ocean shipping industry since 1998. The legislation would support American exports by establishing reciprocal trade opportunities to help reduce the United States’ longstanding trade imbalance with China and other countries.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voted to pass the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act” (H.R.3684)—a comprehensive surface transportation bill that would modernize our nation’s roads, bridges, transit, rail, drinking water systems, and make our infrastructure more resilient to climate change. The legislation would also codify several ke

June 30, 2021 Press Release

YOLO COUNTY, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded an $85.9 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant to the Yolo County Transportation District and the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) District 3 application to improve and expand 17 miles of the Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50 corridors in Yolo and Sacramento Counties.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voted to pass the “Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021” (H.R.1915) in the Committee.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that he secured $20 million for three local transportation priorities as part of the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act” (

May 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03) and Brian Babin, D.D.S. (R-TX36) reintroduced the “Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act for Airports” in the U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and John Cornyn (R-TX) sponsored companion legislation in the Senate.

April 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded President Biden’s introduction of his AmericanJobs Plan to rebu

March 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03) introduced the “Farmworker Pesticide Safety Act” in commemoration of Cesar Chavez Day. This bill would effectively triple funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s worker protection, public-private partnership, and pesticide safety education grant programs. The University of California, Davis Extension is the single largest recipient of this federal grant money in the nation.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and U.S. Senators Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) and Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) reintroduced the “Energizing American Shipbuilding Act.” This bipartisan and bicameral legislation would recapitalize America’s strategic domestic shipbuilding and maritime industries by requiring that increasing percentages of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and crude oil exports be transported on U.S.-built, flagged, and crewed vessels. Without the Garamendi bill, all U.S.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA03) voted to pass the Senate-amended “American Rescue Plan” (H.R.1319), in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law this week.