John In The News

Feb 8, 2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

Insurer may have violated law, report reveals

Former state insurance commissioner John Garamendi, now a congressman, said that starting in 2002 his office "received complaints about Mercury's practices - and those complaints rose to the level where we felt it was necessary to investigate."

Feb 7, 2010

Garamendi vows to play D.C. money game for his California district

"No one will outfight John Garamendi in advocating for the needs and interests of the people he represents," said Andy Stone, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Feb 4, 2010 | Bay Area Reporter

Gates looks to ease DADT discharges while repeal is studied

"'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has robbed our national defense of over 13,000 vital troops and armed service personnel, including scores of Arabic translators," Garamendi said in a statement. "At a time when America is fighting wars on two fronts and facing financial uncertainty, it is painfully clear that we must work swiftly to end DADT. All Americans, gay or straight, should be able to proudly serve our country."

Feb 3, 2010 | Bay City News

Garamendi to hold telephone town hall meeting

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, is inviting 30,000 of his constituents to take part in his first telephone town hall meeting tonight. ... [He] is holding the telephone town hall tonight to reach out to his district's less densely populated areas.

Feb 3, 2010 | Raw Story

Rep. Garamendi: ‘Unending negotiations’ damaged health care bill

A champion of the public option, Garamendi alleged that the provision was ultimately removed to placate opponents of reform, leaving us with a compromised piece of legislation. He also said delays have hurt its very chances for survival.

Jan 29, 2010 | Streetsblog

Pols, Media, Celebrate High Speed Rail Grant for California

Meanwhile, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) -- who joined Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) to craft California's first high-speed rail legislation 20 years ago -- called the funding announcement "a great first step for a program that I will continue to fight hard for in Congress in the months and years ahead."

Jan 28, 2010 | National Underwriter

FTC Study Bill Heads Toward Showdown

The bill also would keep the McCarran-Ferguson Act antitrust exemption from applying to health insurers and medical malpractice insurers. ... The chief supporters of the latest bill are Rep. Pete DeFazio, Ore.., and Rep. Louise Slaughter, N.Y. Another supporter is Rep. John Garamendi, Calif., a new member of Congress and former state insurance commissioner.

Jan 14, 2010 | Lakeland Ledger

Proposals Clash on States’ Role in Health Plans

"The role of the federal government is to put in place a national marketplace," said one of the speakers, Representative John Garamendi of California and a former state insurance commissioner. He says that some states simply do not have the money or inclination to enforce the new laws.

Jan 14, 2010 | San Luis Obispo New Times

Offshore Oil Drilling Returns

Former Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, who held one of three seats on the Lands Commission and opposed the PXP project, has since moved on to a congressional seat. "My position on the PXP deal remains unchanged," Garamendi said in a statement. "Any decision on offshore oil drilling belongs at the California State Lands Commission. ... If Gov. Schwarzenegger insists that the fate of our state parks is derived from a single oil lease off the coast of Santa Barbara, he is presenting yet another false choice."

Jan 13, 2010

Bay Area's Haitians worry, wait for news of loved ones

Also Wednesday, a C-17 shipped out of Travis Air Force Base en route to Haiti. The plan, from the 21st Airlift Squadron of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, stopped first in Riverside to pick up supplies and personnel, according to information from the office of Rep. John Garamendi.

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