"Egypt has a proud and rich history as a leader in the Middle East, and the Egyptian people now have an opportunity to once again lead the way – this time toward an open and free democracy," said Congressman Garamendi. "The people of Egypt deserve self-determination, the ability to choose their own leaders. There must be a period of transition before elections can occur, and I urge the government, the military, and opposition factions to respect human rights and renounce violence. America will work with the democratically elected leaders of Egypt to ensure regional stability and security."
"Sargent Shriver was a true American hero, a selfless humanitarian, and a firm believer that America's best days are still ahead. He was also a trusted friend and mentor. This resolution honors his storied life and legacy," said Congressman Garamendi.
January 26, 2011 Press Release
"President Obama reminded us at the State of the Union that the American people want Congress to work together to create the jobs millions of Americans desperately need," said Congressman Garamendi. "When we invest American taxpayer dollars in clean energy, we must make sure our limited resources are wisely utilized, creating good jobs right here in America. The more we Make It In America, the more American manufacturers can compete in the global marketplace."
Armed Services and Natural Resources are great committees, and I will be fully engaged in the debates and deliberations on the committees that determine how policies are crafted.
"If you are in the market for health insurance today, because of the Patient’s Bill of Rights, you are now protected by the strongest consumer protections in American history – protections now law because Congressional Democrats fought for you," said Congressman Garamendi, a key health care advisor to President Bill Clinton. "At a time when we should be focused on creating the jobs millions of Americans desperately need, today House Republicans voted to take away consumer protections from you, putting the insurance industry back in charge of your health care."
January 18, 2011 Press Release
Patti and I are sad to learn of Sargent Shriver's passing. Our lives were shaped, inspired, and improved by the extraordinary vision and talent of Sargent Shriver when he built the Peace Corps. We had the awesome experience to join the Peace Corps in its third year and to be assigned to Ethiopia. Were it not for Shriver's leadership, this iconic and pure American program would never exist.
"Consumers gained a lot of protections in the Patient's Bill of Rights, and they have a lot to lose if House Republicans succeed in repealing health care reform. People in our communities – nearly 500,000 small business owners, seniors, working families, and young adults – would see vital and popular protections taken away," Congressman Garamendi said.
"LAVTA is purchasing buses made in Northern California, putting our neighbors to work and allowing more money to flow through our local economy. We must Make It In America if we’re going to make it in America, and American-made buses are precisely the types of investments we need to get out of our economic slump," Garamendi added. "Rapid bus transit also makes bus travel faster and more reliable – a critical step to get residents out of their cars and into public transit."
January 10, 2011 Press Release
"We don’t know all the answers yet, but we do know that senseless violence has no place in our country. We must come together as a Congress and as a nation united as Americans."
"Today I fought to save the Patients’ Bill of Rights and protect patients and consumers from the greed of insurance companies. Unfortunately, the House Republican majority voted to set up a vote next week that will force seniors to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for prescription drugs, to allow insurance companies to kick you off your insurance when you get sick, and to deprive you of needed preventative screenings recommended by your doctor," said Congressman Garamendi, a former health care advisor to President Bill Clinton.