Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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February 19, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Garamendi hosted a number of senior center roundtable conversations this week throughout the 3rd Congressional District.
February 11, 2016 Press Release
H.R.4441 would be a massive giveaway to private companies at the expense of consumers
February 10, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would provide $1.3 billion for long-term solutions for water storage, desalination, and recycling
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February 2, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan bill reauthorizes and funds the Coast Guard for two more years
January 6, 2016 Press Release
Latest Republican effort would take away health insurance from about 20 million people and defund the largest provider of women's health care services.
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January 6, 2016 Press Release
“Universal background checks are overwhelmingly supported by the American public,” said Congressman Garamendi.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi, a former lineman for the Cal Bears and NFL prospect before deciding to pursue a career in public service, is helping lead the fight in Congress to raise awareness about the need for improved safety in high school sports.
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December 4, 2015 Press Release
Five-year bill will provide $26.3 billion for roadway and transit funding in California

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In The News

February 9, 2010 In The News
The state’s former lieutenant governor, Democratic Rep. John Garamendi, said the state Senate vote "keeps the issue moving and the debate alive" by motivating the base to confront the issue of the uninsured.
February 8, 2010 In The News
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."
February 7, 2010 In The News
"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.
February 4, 2010 In The News
"'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.
February 3, 2010 In The News
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.
February 3, 2010 In The News
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.
January 29, 2010 In The News
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."
January 28, 2010 In The News
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.
January 14, 2010 In The News
"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.
January 14, 2010 In The News
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.

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May 18, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joins Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Situation Room
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May 15, 2017 Video
on Weekends with Alex Witt, Garamendi goes over the deep concerns over the Comey firing, as well as the latest efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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