I’ve lived in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta community of Walnut Grove for more than three decades, and I understand that sound water management is required to make Northern California prosperous. I have been a leading opponent of the twin tunnel boondoggle, formally known as California WaterFix, which has the potential to destroy the Delta. I am also strongly opposed to rolling back state and federal environmental laws in order to pump more water to the San-Joaquin Valley and Southern California.
I believe it is possible for California to solve its water problems, but the Delta and Northern California communities must be at the table, and it will take a comprehensive, multifaceted approach. We must prioritize storage like Sites Reservoir, conservation, recycling, levee improvements, and habitat restoration. Any water plan without these elements is incomplete at best. You can view my Water Plan for All of California here.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA03), with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representatives Josh Harder (D-CA10), Jim Costa (D-CA16), and TJ Cox (D-CA21) released the following statement in advance of Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 1:
Marysville, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Yuba City), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, held a district work day to address hundreds of local veterans and veteran service providers at the Yuba-Sutter Stand Down for low income and homeless veterans. Garamendi, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, also toured the U.S.
Washington, DC- Today Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R.3409) in the Committee. The bipartisan legislation authorizes the United States Coast Guard – our nation’s fifth military service branch – for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the House passage of the annual appropriations legislation (H.R.2740) funding the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy, and the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation for fiscal year 2020. Garamendi voted in favor of the legislation, which passed by a vote of 226 to 203.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, sent a letter to Governor Newsom (D-CA) outlining his alternative water plan for California following the Governor’s decision to end the Twin Tunnels (California WaterFix Project).
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.
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, introduced the Sites Reservoir Protection Act Thursday to provide federal support for the building of Sites Reservoir and other water infrastructures in the Central Valley.
The act, also known as House Resolution 1453, would direct the Bureau of Reclamation to complete a feasibility study for the project Colusa and Glenn counties. The proposed reservoir aims to provide 1.8 million acre-feet of off-stream water storage capacity for California and help local communities prepare for droughts, according to a news release.
North State congressmen from both sides of the political aisle announced a plan Thursday to help provide federal support for the construction of the proposed Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and Glenn counties.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – On Thursday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act, H.R.1453, to provide federal support for the construction of Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and Glenn counties.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) is the bill’s original cosponsor.