Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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September 16, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) met with three of his advisory committees that help him identify the needs of the 3rd District. He also held an open house at his Davis District Office for community members who wished to speak with the Congressman and his staff about a federal issue or to learn about services available to help them.
September 9, 2015 Press Release
“The verifications in this treaty are built upon the fact that we don’t trust Iran," Garamendi said.
September 8, 2015 Press Release
Limited number of tickets available to residents of California's 3rd Congressional District
September 3, 2015 Press Release
"My top priority is what we all want: an Iran which never obtains a nuclear weapon. I believe that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the best available option to achieve this goal. The JCPOA puts restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. It blocks every pathway Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon. Iran must also reduce the amount of enriched uranium it keeps on hand to less than that required for even a single nuclear weapon."
August 28, 2015 Press Release
The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in prison or fines, to fly a commercial or private drone over an airport or active wildfire. The legislation is in direct response to several incidents in California where private drones observing wildfires forced firefighting agencies to postpone air response out of fear of collision.
August 26, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Garamendi speaks at the Small Business Boost conference in Davis, 8/26/15 (click here for full-size image)

August 20, 2015 Press Release


Rep. Garamendi (center-left) meets with local startup leaders


August 19, 2015 Press Release
California is well on its way to meeting EPA's emission reduction goals
August 3, 2015 Press Release
“In Lake County and across the state, we are seeing the dangerous effects of our extreme drought. Our emergency responders are doing the best they can to manage the wildfires and save homes and businesses,” Garamendi said.
July 23, 2015 Press Release
Misguided bill would defund law enforcement and reduce trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.


In The News

September 13, 2011 In The News
The event was held across the street from the Walnut Creek office of Rep. John Garamendi, a Democrat, whom Carroll called a "champion" for his advocacy against oil subsidies. Garamendi aide Brian Hooker read a note from the congressman, who is in Washington monitoring the jobs bill debate, he said.
August 30, 2011 In The News
Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, praised The Leaven for raising student achievement and “reducing trouble” at its sites. “The evidence is there from the other three centers,” Garamendi said. “They ought to be everywhere.”
July 18, 2011 In The News
“This is an extremely important agency, necessary for the protection of all Americans, whether they have a home mortgage or a credit card,” Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in response to my query. “The President appointed a person who will aggressively protect consumers. I look forward to his work.
July 14, 2011 In The News
“Education and health together constitute two essential building blocks for happy, fulfilling lives and they help our children compete in the global market for jobs- to Make It In America,” Garamendi said. “I applaud the Contra Costa County Health Services Department for securing the money for this valuable investment.”
July 5, 2011 In The News
“From the sorts of things that are going on here, we are going to re-establish the American manufacturing sector,” Garamendi predicted. Four collaborations with emerging companies have already been established, noted i-GATE president Bruce Balfour. All could potentially establish manufacturing and administrative facilities in Livermore and other Tri-Valley communities.
June 30, 2011 In The News
Former California Insurance Commissioner and now Congressman John Garamendi saw this coming several years ago and did his best to halt the growth of high-deductible plans, but he had no real power to do so. He told reporters in 2005, while still serving as insurance commissioner, that high-deductible plans would eventually result in a “death spiral” for HMOs and PPOs.
June 29, 2011 In The News
Sandy Person, one of people at the Q&A, said she thought Garamendi did a great job discussing what she felt were complex problems. “I thought he demonstrated a considerable knowledge of a lot of the problems we face,” Person said. “His comprehensive depth of understanding is insightful.”
June 18, 2011 In The News
A letter from Congressman John Garamendi was read into the record. It confirmed his support for the downtown-Vasco route. He stated that it would provide the most long term value for Livermore. Garamendi has served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Meeting.
June 13, 2011 In The News
In the segment "Better Know a District," Garamendi answers questions about the 10th district, which runs from Dixon to Livermore, and simultaneously denies requests to see pictures of Osama Bin Laden's corpse while being called Gary.
June 13, 2011 In The News
Congressman John Garamendi says the measure kicks off a water war. "California has a long history of powerful organizations and people stealing water," he says, "and here we go one more time, this time with the Westlands Water District stealing from the existing water rights holders."



March 28, 2017 Video
H.R.1666 would bar further funding for military operations in Afghanistan unless Congress passes a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force
March 27, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC to discuss the latest on the Trump Administration's connections to Russia, as well as our fight against ISIS.
March 24, 2017 Video
Paul Ryan couldn't even bring TrumpCare up for a vote because he knew it wouldn't pass.