Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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June 17, 2015 Press Release
“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is clear: Congress, and Congress alone, shall have the power to declare war. Make no mistake: the current campaign against ISIS is a war. The President says that he is authorized to conduct this campaign under previous Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. I disagree.”
June 10, 2015 Press Release
“The Constitution is clear: Congress has the authority to negotiate and ratify trade agreements. Trade Promotion Authority would be an abdication of our responsibilities, and I call on my House colleagues to vote no. So-called fast track would allow for much easier passage of dangerous free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would cost thousands of American middle-class jobs."
June 9, 2015 Press Release
California water needs can be met with a comprehensive program that over the next 10 years can create more than 5 million acre-feet of new water at a cost no greater than the twin tunnels.
May 28, 2015 Press Release
This grant gives our communities the tools needed to clean abandoned mines, improve local water quality, protect public health, and support local businesses. It will also help us enjoy the great outdoors and strengthen Northern California’s tourism industry.
May 26, 2015 Press Release
On Friday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) was proud to announce the winners of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition in the 3rd District at the Pence Gallery in Davis. His office received more than 60 pieces this year - a new record for the 3rd District.
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May 20, 2015 Press Release
"The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection. We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to make the U.S. more competitive in a global marketplace."
May 18, 2015 Press Release
America’s Coast Guard and Merchant Marine play an indispensible role in our national security and economic prosperity. This bipartisan legislation supports their work and I applaud its passage.
May 15, 2015 Press Release
“Americans working in good faith to repay their student loans deserve access to the same lower interest rates as current students. A college education should be an investment into the future, not a ball-and-chain from the past. It’s time for Congress to vote on the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act."
May 14, 2015 Press Release
My heart goes out to every person impacted by the horrific train derailment in Philadelphia. We must learn from this tragedy, apply these lessons, and strengthen our nation’s transportation safety.

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December 2, 2009 In The News
Most everyone in Washington has an opinion on President Obama’s decision to escalate for 18 months in Afghanistan. Here are some intersting ones. ... Rep.
December 1, 2009 In The News
The Democratic congressional delegation loves President Barack Obama but they don’t love his proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. ... None of the Bay Area Democrats in Congress I have heard from since the speech support a troop surge.
December 1, 2009 In The News
The growing consensus among California Democrats [is] that the current strategy in Afghanistan ... is neither good policy nor good politics. ... member of Congress John Garamendi also disagrees with the escalation.
November 19, 2009 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi sounded the theme of interlinking research and development with job creation in a town hall meeting in Livermore.
November 19, 2009 In The News
Congress is scheduled to reauthorize its national transportation spending blueprint in the next year. The legislation typically contains formulas that spell out the return of gas tax dollars to states. Committee members have considerable influence over its contents as well as earmarks for specific projects.
November 19, 2009 In The News
It looks like Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be joining the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Science and Technology Committee.
November 17, 2009 In The News
Garamendi was sworn in two days later and cast a critical "yea" that Saturday to help push the health care bill over the top.
November 15, 2009 In The News
"A public option would provide an automatic alternative to that kind of despicable behavior," Garamendi said. "People could walk."
November 15, 2009 In The News
There is the waitress at Alma's Cafe who saw it from a house boat and had to stay; the former police officer who patrolled the town and now oversees the 82-year-old Walnut Grove Buddhist Church; the parents who overcame language barriers to rescue the elementary school from threats of closure; the San Francisco transplants restoring the traditional Japanese baths; and U.S. Rep.
November 12, 2009 In The News
It was a smooth beginning for Garamendi, who clearly may have found his political niche after three decades in other offices.

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April 14, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins 11th Hour with Brian Williams to discuss the threat from North Korea
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