Signatories to the letter have diverse viewpoints on the wisdom of the conflict and the exact strategy that should be pursued, but the bipartisan Members all agree that a vote is required to “uphold the Constitutional and institutional responsibilities of the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Yesterday, Congressman Garamendi advocated for the missions at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases as he participated in a meeting with other Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to discuss the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He also met with an Air Mobility Commander and convened the Air Mobility Caucus.
September 11, 2014 Press Release
"The President has presented his case, and I stand with him in support of the basics of this mission. Now it is time for Congress to stand up and be counted," Garamendi said.
September 10, 2014 Press Release
The hearing focused attention on H.R. 5270, the bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act or GAS Act, which would promote the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S.-flag vessels. Witnesses at the hearing voiced support for the legislation and efforts to increase the use of U.S. flag ships in the foreign trade.
“California’s woefully inadequate water infrastructure definitely needs more federal investment, but the twin tunnels are a boondoggle and poor use of taxpayer dollars. Instead of reigniting the California water war, let’s build consensus and invest in the priorities that create more reliable water for the entire state. We can increase supply without destroying the Delta or undermining water rights.”
September 9, 2014 Press Release
"I look forward to hearing the President’s strategy against the self-described Islamic State, but it’s incumbent on Congress to vote on that strategy if it involves military action," Garamendi said.
Congressman Garamendi, federal and state agencies combating wildfires, and conservation groups urge immediate action to stop depletion of wildfire fighting funds.
August 31, 2014 Notebook
The GROW AMERICA Act makes critical investments to improve our infrastructure and create good jobs. Mark Zandi, who served as Republican Senator John McCain’s economist, calculated that every dollar invested into our nation’s transportation infrastructure adds $1.59 to our economy.
"Every year when I see all the great work done at the Yuba-Sutter Stand Down, I leave with hope, and I leave with even greater determination to make America work for all veterans. You are all an inspiration," Garamendi said.
August 14, 2014 Press Release
Walnut Grove, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), former California State Senate Majority Leader and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, released the following statement on the State Legislature’s passage of a water bond, which is being designated as Proposition 1 on the November ballot:
September 25, 2015 Video
Rep. John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) talks with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper about Pope Francis' speech to Congress.
September 24, 2015 Video
September 22, 2015 Video
Rep. John Garamendi talks about fire prevention and fire safety on ABC10 Sacramento special edition, 9/19/2015