Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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June 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The bill passed committee by a bipartisan vote of 33-24, and Garamendi voted for the bill.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) announced that his bipartisan Flood Insurance for Farmers Act of 2019 (H.R.830) was passed by the House Financial Services Committee, unanimously as part of a larger

June 11, 2019 Press Release

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.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by Chairman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Ranking Member Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee for Readiness finalized its mark for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. The Subcommittee's mark is available here.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted in favor of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would establish lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

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June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the House passage of a $19.1 billion disaster-relief bill (

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) objecting to the termination of the Long-Term Foster Program at Baptist Church Family Services (BCFS) in Fairfield, CA that would disrupt the lives of the facility’s foster children as they seek asylum in the United States.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing on the Department of Defense’s budget requests for military readiness.

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, made the following statement at the conclusion of the hearing:

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced H.R. 2617, the bipartisan Occupational and Environmental Transparency Health (OATH) Act.

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March 4, 2019 In The News

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.

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March 4, 2019 In The News

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.

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March 4, 2019 In The News

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.

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March 4, 2019 In The News

Northern California congressmen are working together to provide federal support for the building of the Sites Reservoir.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, working with Republican Doug LaMalfa of the First District, have  introduced the Sites Reservoir Protection Act to support building the reservoir and other water infrastructures in the Central Valley.

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February 28, 2019 In The News

Problems identified after a pair of at-sea accidents killed 17 sailors in 2017 still persist across the Navy, and those at the top must do more to address them, key lawmakers said Tuesday.

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., said the challenges go beyond specific causes and “will take years of leadership focus and sustained funding to correct.”

February 28, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Several members of a House panel blasted a top military official during a contentious hearing Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s plan to shift $6.1 billion in Pentagon money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 28, 2019 In The News

A day before U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn voted against a measure to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to pay for a wall along the border with Mexico, the Colorado Springs Republican sent a letter to the Pentagon raising concerns about redirecting military funding.

February 28, 2019 In The News

A bill by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, to preserve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s cultural heritage and historical landmarks passed in Congress 363-62, according to a news release.

February 25, 2019 In The News

VACAVILLE — School meals in California could contain more organic foods under a bill proposed Thursday by a local lawmaker.

The proposal would create a statewide organic food-to-school pilot program within the Office of Farm to Fork within California’s Department of Food and Agriculture.

February 21, 2019 In The News

Outcry from Democrats on Capitol Hill and some key U.S. defense officials mounted Monday over the prospect that President Trump’s emergency declaration will result in a raiding of certain Pentagon coffers to finance the construction of a border wall.

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