Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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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
October 9, 2015 Press Release
“With this bill, the oil companies win and the American people lose,” said Garamendi.
October 8, 2015 Press Release
" Until the majority can unify behind a single legislative strategy, the House will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis, rather than accomplishing the work the American people tasked us to do."


In The News

June 2, 2015 In The News
Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant officials on May 28 broke ground to begin what could amount to an eight-year, multi-billion dollar project to upgrade their facility outside Elk Grove.
November 5, 2014 In The News
The bill aims to curb the raiding of non-fire accounts to pay for wildfire suppression when costs exceed an agency’s budget. As such, the plan would allow more money to be spent on hazardous fuels reduction and other prevention efforts designed to reduce the number of huge wildfires that have plagued the western U.S. in recent years.
March 29, 2012 In The News
Make no mistake, if this plan ever becomes law, it will mark Medicare's death by a thousand coupons. Seniors remaining with traditional Medicare will pay more as private insurers siphon off the healthiest and youngest among them. Seniors purchasing private insurance will also shoulder more of the cost of medical care as the value of their insurance coupon declines over time.
February 6, 2012 In The News
It is no secret the Yuba-Sutter job market is — at best — sluggish. Just ask Marysville's Dave Fleming. "I haven't been working since I was laid off six months ago," Fleming said. "It is what it is in this economy — it's really tough times."
February 2, 2012 In The News
A GOP-led House committee has approved bills that open the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve to oil drilling, encourage oil shale development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and push new oil drilling off the Santa Barbara coast.
January 25, 2012 In The News
In an attempt to meet a fractured economy head-on and make the needed adjustments to get it back on track, President Barack Obama on Tuesday emphasized in his State of the Union address the importance seeing beyond political differences and challenged Congress to take the steps necessary to bridge the gap. Area representatives are taking a stance firmly behind him.
January 25, 2012 In The News
Shortly after President Barack Obama finished his third State of the Union address Tuesday evening, lawmakers with ties to the area offered their perspectives on the talk.
January 25, 2012 In The News
The president called for raising taxes on the rich, luring high-tech manufacturers to America and setting up training programs to prepare workers to succeed in those high-tech manufacturing jobs. After he finished, local Democrats hailed the speech a success; local Republicans criticized him.
January 20, 2012 In The News
About 100 senior citizens and 20 agencies participated in Rep. John Garamendi’s Senior Resources Fair Thursday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. The three-hour event included workshops on insurance, as well as scams and frauds that target seniors. Peggy Pellon represented the local Area Agency on Aging. The agency strives to make it to all events such as the resource fair, she said.
January 18, 2012 In The News
Each year, Congress authorizes the budget of the Department of Defense through a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA of 2012, however, is unlike any previous ones.