Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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September 13, 2011 In The News
Garamendi used the state-by-state numbers put out by White House that say 710,000 small businesses in California would benefit from the payroll tax cut, which also would give an a family earning $50,000 a $1,500 tax cut. It also would provide nearly $4 billion to California for surface transportation, $2.8 billion to upgrade schools in poor neighborhoods and hire 37,300 teachers in the state.
September 13, 2011 In The News
The event was held across the street from the Walnut Creek office of Rep. John Garamendi, a Democrat, whom Carroll called a "champion" for his advocacy against oil subsidies. Garamendi aide Brian Hooker read a note from the congressman, who is in Washington monitoring the jobs bill debate, he said.
August 30, 2011 In The News
Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, praised The Leaven for raising student achievement and “reducing trouble” at its sites. “The evidence is there from the other three centers,” Garamendi said. “They ought to be everywhere.”
July 18, 2011 In The News
“This is an extremely important agency, necessary for the protection of all Americans, whether they have a home mortgage or a credit card,” Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in response to my query. “The President appointed a person who will aggressively protect consumers. I look forward to his work.
July 14, 2011 In The News
“Education and health together constitute two essential building blocks for happy, fulfilling lives and they help our children compete in the global market for jobs- to Make It In America,” Garamendi said. “I applaud the Contra Costa County Health Services Department for securing the money for this valuable investment.”
July 5, 2011 In The News
“From the sorts of things that are going on here, we are going to re-establish the American manufacturing sector,” Garamendi predicted. Four collaborations with emerging companies have already been established, noted i-GATE president Bruce Balfour. All could potentially establish manufacturing and administrative facilities in Livermore and other Tri-Valley communities.
June 30, 2011 In The News
Former California Insurance Commissioner and now Congressman John Garamendi saw this coming several years ago and did his best to halt the growth of high-deductible plans, but he had no real power to do so. He told reporters in 2005, while still serving as insurance commissioner, that high-deductible plans would eventually result in a “death spiral” for HMOs and PPOs.
June 29, 2011 In The News
Sandy Person, one of people at the Q&A, said she thought Garamendi did a great job discussing what she felt were complex problems. “I thought he demonstrated a considerable knowledge of a lot of the problems we face,” Person said. “His comprehensive depth of understanding is insightful.”
June 18, 2011 In The News
A letter from Congressman John Garamendi was read into the record. It confirmed his support for the downtown-Vasco route. He stated that it would provide the most long term value for Livermore. Garamendi has served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Meeting.
June 13, 2011 In The News
In the segment "Better Know a District," Garamendi answers questions about the 10th district, which runs from Dixon to Livermore, and simultaneously denies requests to see pictures of Osama Bin Laden's corpse while being called Gary.

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