Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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October 7, 2015 Press Release
The bill would provide $415 million over the next decade to advance the region’s highest-priority restoration projects.
October 2, 2015 Press Release
“My heart aches for the victims of the senseless mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. We will learn more about the victims and heroes in the coming days, but it is horrifying to once again see violence directed toward innocent people."
October 1, 2015 Press Release
This annual bill provides the authority and direction for all United States military enterprises.
September 30, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi votes to prevent a government shutdown that would severely harm our economy and vital services that millions of Americans depend on.
September 28, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Garamendi represents one of the largest Indian American communities in America, including a substantial Sikh population. Many of his constituents are concerned about the right to freely practice their faith in India.
September 28, 2015 Press Release
If enacted, this law could lead to premature approval and construction of projects with disastrous environmental consequences, such as the Twin Tunnels project that would drain vital resources from the Sacramento Delta.
September 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) issued the following statement on Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he will be resigning from Congress:

“Speaker Boehner’s resignation is a significant loss for the House of Representatives and for America. For five years, he has had a difficult task leading a fractured Republican caucus.

September 23, 2015 Press Release
At the 2nd annual Women of the Year Awards, held at Woodland Community College, 35 incredible 3rd District women were honored for their contributions to their communities.
September 16, 2015 Press Release
In letter, Rep. Garamendi urges adoption of beneficial maritime asset model currently used for exports of North Slope Alaskan crude
September 16, 2015 Press Release
Agreement, negotiated in secret, lacks financial and environmental accountability


In The News

January 9, 2012 In The News
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Muslims and other people of conscience to ask their elected representatives to support the Due Process Guarantee Act, which would bar the military from detaining U.S. citizens without charge or trial.
December 23, 2011 In The News
A new statewide flood-control plan calls for $14 billion to $17 billion in repairs and other investments. Welcome to another big project for 2012 and beyond. All of these projects are important, but Woodland and Yolo County residents are perhaps affected the most by levees, and state officials are saying that more than half of the state's 1,500 miles of levees don't meet standards.
December 15, 2011 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., today introduced the House companion bill, H.R. 3702. “Every American deserves their day in court, and this legislation changes existing law to protect our due process rights,” Garamendi said in his news release.
December 12, 2011 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, joined fellow California Democrats today and sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging federal support for an investigation into mortgage fraud. California and Nevada attorney generals have teamed up to crack down on mortgage fraud.
December 2, 2011 In The News
"We worked pretty hard to get this," Allan said of the designation and collecting the necessary data. He added that Solano County received support from Congressmen John Garamendi and George Miller, both D-Solano. Farmers and ranchers in counties contiguous to Solano County also can benefit from the designation. Those counties include Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo.
November 18, 2011 In The News
“Geothermal energy is a crucial clean resource for creating jobs and securing our energy independence,” said Garamendi. “It is in our economic and national security interests to make our energy in America, which is why it’s critical for the federal government to continue cultivating an environment for geothermal development.”
November 2, 2011 In The News
Democrats say $2 billion a year can be saved by cancelling subsidies to oil companies. At a press conference outside the capitol, Congressman John Garamendi of Walnut Creek described those subsidies as a longstanding
October 29, 2011 In The News
“The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is critical to sustaining the life of communities across California and is an ecosystem of national significance,” said Congressman John Garamendi (CA-10). “I have worked for decades to protect this vital resource by building consensus and including all stakeholders.
October 20, 2011 In The News
“I like this,” said Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, as he lauded the facility and noted that increasing the use of clean energy such as solar power can help secure national security so America doesn’t have to depend on oil from dangerous parts of the world. “This is what we have to do.”
September 13, 2011 In The News
Garamendi used the state-by-state numbers put out by White House that say 710,000 small businesses in California would benefit from the payroll tax cut, which also would give an a family earning $50,000 a $1,500 tax cut. It also would provide nearly $4 billion to California for surface transportation, $2.8 billion to upgrade schools in poor neighborhoods and hire 37,300 teachers in the state.



April 14, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins 11th Hour with Brian Williams to discuss the threat from North Korea
March 30, 2017 Video
Congress just allowed Internet Service Providers to sell your private data to the highest bidder. It also voted to weaken the EPA's ability to rely on science.