Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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December 3, 2015 Press Release
“The United States has taken an important step forward in our continuing efforts to fully integrate the military and to ensure that every position is filled by our best and our brightest, whoever they may be,” Congressman Garamendi said.
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Amendments would reduce likelihood of destructive and lethal oil train explosions, and require that transportation of energy be included in security evaluations
November 20, 2015 Press Release
"I support America’s role in helping provide safe haven for the refugees from Syria and Iraq who are fleeing the murderous death cult we call ISIL, ISIS, or Da’esh and who have been properly vetted."
November 19, 2015 Press Release
“This bill strengthens the already stringent requirements for international refugees entering America,” said Congressman Garamendi. “But strengthening the refugee program is a minor part of the reassessment we must make in the wake of the Paris attacks."
November 15, 2015 Press Release
"This week, Congress will focus on the terror attack, the ongoing threat of ISIL, and what next steps we need to pursue as a nation. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am closely studying Congressional and Administration action, input from experts, intelligence reports, and international responses to the attack."
November 10, 2015 Press Release
"So long as I’m in Congress, I will always support the GI Bill, because college degrees and career education unlock doors that should never be closed on our veterans," Garamendi said.
October 30, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) submitted his public comment on the massive twin tunnels, falsely called the “California WaterFix”, that are proposed to be built through the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
October 30, 2015 Press Release
"I know I speak for the broader Solano County community when I say I’m proud of the men and women who help make Travis Air Force Base such a standout installation," Garamendi said.
October 29, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the former Majority Leader of the California State Senate, today issued the following statement following Rep. Paul Ryan’s election as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
October 28, 2015 Press Release
Comments to Delta tunnel proponents are due this Friday, October 30, 2015. Comments can be submitted to BDCP/WaterFix Comments, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812 or by email to BDCPComments@icfi.com.

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January 13, 2010 In The News
Also Wednesday, a C-17 shipped out of Travis Air Force Base en route to Haiti. The plan, from the 21st Airlift Squadron of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, stopped first in Riverside to pick up supplies and personnel, according to information from the office of Rep. John Garamendi.
January 13, 2010 In The News
"Travis Air Force Base, located in California's 10th Congressional District, is playing its part in this response as well," Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek), said in a statement. "This is the first plane sent out from the entire Air Mobility Command of the USA, and a vital step in the much broader relief effort."
January 12, 2010 In The News
But if the final reform bill winds up looking more like the Senate bill than the House bill, those protections will be easy for insurers to work around in the new insurance exchanges, Rep. John Garamendi, health policy experts and former industry insiders told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.
January 12, 2010 In The News
One wag noted that if Nancy Pelosi could get enough Democrats to find the hidden room, maybe Congress could actually pass health care legislation. Oh, and which member had Pelosi's ear as she descended the grand staircase? California's newest member, John Garamendi.
January 12, 2010 In The News
As California Congressional Representative John Garamendi told reporters today, "Under health reform, 30 million people will buy their insurance through the Exchanges. I spent years as insurance commissioner in California, chasing after the insurance company scoundrels.
January 12, 2010 In The News
This afternoon, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) hosted a press call outlining some of the remaining loopholes in federal health care reform legislation. Rep.
January 8, 2010 In The News
Millions of dollars in stimulus funds are being spent on an East Bay BART project. The project is designed to put more seats on trains. "This is one example right here of where the Recovery Act money is being put to good use, people are working, people are able to pay taxes, take care of their families, have the pride of work," declared Congressman John Garamendi.
January 8, 2010 In The News
Representative Garamendi spent most of his day traveling to meetings on transportation policy and in the afternoon visited the Central Contra Costa Crossover project, which began construction in October 2009. The project, funded in part with $13 million in federal stimulus funds, will add two sections of crossover tracks between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill stations.
January 7, 2010 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi recently took the wheel of the 10th Congressional District. But Thursday he took a back seat when hearing about transportation needs in East Contra Costa County.
December 4, 2009 In The News
The Obama administration so far has resisted loosening environmental rules, and experienced lawmakers including the newly elected Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, say it would be shortsighted to start exempting projects from the Endangered Species Act.

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