Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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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.
June 13, 2011 In The News
Congressman John Garamendi says the measure kicks off a water war. "California has a long history of powerful organizations and people stealing water," he says, "and here we go one more time, this time with the Westlands Water District stealing from the existing water rights holders."
June 6, 2011 In The News
Mr. Garamendi offers an impassioned defense of his legislation, highlights the need for government action to create jobs, and scathingly critiques both the wisdom and motives of those who oppose Buy American requirements.
May 19, 2011 In The News
“Even in financially challenging times, it is essential that these men and women continue to protect the health and well-being of our community. Simply put, this grant helps our firefighters keep us safe," Garamendi said.
May 17, 2011 In The News
Garamendi’s opposition to the bill was not only toward the continuation of the war in Afghanistan, but also focused specifically on Section 1034, which would authorize an expansion of worldwide war authority for U.S. counter-terrorism efforts
May 9, 2011 In The News
Last week it was the progressives urging President Barack Obama to speed up withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in the wake of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s death. Today it’s a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove.
May 6, 2011 In The News
“I have lived in the Delta since 1977 and this is one of the first times that we have pulled together the farming community and fishing interests,” said Representative John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove). “There is a symbiotic relationship between the agricultural community and aquatic interests.

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