“Offshore oil drilling is inherently unsafe, and it’s in our economic and national security interests to transition away from it,” Congressman Garamendi said. “Until that day, we need the best safety precautions possible, and we must make sure that when spills occur, residents and small businesses are adequately compensated. The CLEAR Act accomplishes these important goals.”
"This bill is good for Travis, good for California, and good for America," Congressman Garamendi said. "We’re making sure that Solano County’s largest employer is accessible to its thousands of employees, and we are investing in essential housing and transportation projects that will help put breadwinners in struggling families back to work. In this economy, ‘no more investment’ is not an option."
"These insurance companies are holding onto beneficiaries’ money for years after the deaths of loved ones without informing them that their money is not earning a market interest rate and is not FDIC insured," Garamendi added.
July 28, 2010 Press Release
"Solano County’s largest employer has too many buildings in need of modernization. This funding will put area residents back to work, reduce Travis’ burden on the energy grid, and make sure our brave men and women in uniform have the facilities they need to do their jobs," Congressman Garamendi said.
July 27, 2010 Press Release
"Today the House of Representatives voted to lead our great nation down the wrong path in Afghanistan and Iraq. For at least another year, we will continue to spill brave American blood and spend tens of billions of dollars in the longest war in American history. I do not think a large scale military presence in Afghanistan or Iraq is in the best interests of our economy or national security. I want our troops home."
"Today's announcement adds muscle to our country's transition from a dangerous oil addiction to a vibrant clean energy economy," Congressman Garamendi said. "The Department of Energy made a wise investment by selecting California's world class scientific research institutions to develop the fuels of the future."
Congressman Garamendi said, "Today, Congress did its job. We put money in the pockets of Americans who desperately need it and are certain to quickly spend it."
"Today is a very good day for Main Street and hardworking Americans. We have taken important steps to fight insatiable Wall Street greed and to promote long-term stability in our economy," Congressman Garamendi said. "We are adding critical protections for the American people, including homeowner assistance and the formation of an independent consumer protection agency to advocate on consumers' behalf."
"Deepwater platform drilling is inherently dangerous, but until we finally transition away from drilling, it's essential that we require the best safety and response standards available," Congressman Garamendi said. "These two bills are a good first step. The next steps include raising the ludicrous $75 million oil industry liability cap for spill cleanup, ending oil subsidies, further investing in clean technology, and stopping all new platform oil drilling."
July 21, 2010 Press Release
"I want to walk into Target and see "Made in America" throughout the store. We can make it in America," Congressman Garamendi said. "Middle-class wages in America have stagnated for three decades, and our country’s future success depends on bringing back good manufacturing jobs." "We produce steel in Pittsburg, solar panels in Livermore, and buses in Hayward," Garamendi added. "We must make sure the U.S. tax code and other federal polices encourage job creation in America. This work can be done by hardworking Americans in Northern California and throughout the country. Let's make it here."