Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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September 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi today praised the Benicia City Council for their unanimous 5-0 vote rejecting a proposed crude-oil-by-rail facility that would have been operated by Valero.
September 20, 2016 Press Release
At approximately 9:05am this morning, a TU-2S Dragon Lady assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron based at Beale Air Force Base crashed in the Sutter Buttes during a training mission. I want to express my deepest condolences to the family of the pilot who was killed, and my thoughts are with the pilot who sustained injuries in the crash.
September 16, 2016 Press Release
Proposed corporate consolidation threatens jobs and competitive marketplace in California’s 3rd District
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September 15, 2016 Press Release
Amendments to Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation bill would require creation of eLORAN backup system and streamline acquisition of a heavy icebreaker fleet
August 18, 2016 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento, CA) joined a number of local and federal leaders at the Natomas Basin Project ceremonial signing.
August 15, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi attended the Change of Command Ceremony honoring the work of outgoing Commander Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray and incoming Commander Vice Admiral Fred M. Midgette.
August 10, 2016 Press Release
This morning, Congressman John Garamendi, a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hosted a Transportation Forum featuring a number of local transportation decision makers and experts.
August 9, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi joined local leaders at the I-80/680 SR 12 Interchange Project Ribbon Cutting.
August 3, 2016 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) joined Sutter County Supervisors, Live Oak City Councilmembers, CalTrans Director Amarjeet Benipal, local city leaders, and dozens of community members announcing the $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant awarded to the Live Oak Streetscape Project last week.

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In The News

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.
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

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