Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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July 21, 2015 Press Release
“Small businesses are America’s economic engine."
July 20, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today met with the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee, a community consortium that strives to build bridges between Travis Air Force Base, the local community, and civic leaders.
July 16, 2015 Press Release
Bill would Ship Water South-of-the-Delta, Harming Jobs and Environment
July 15, 2015 Press Release
The government that functions best is the government that prepares for the future. The GROW AMERICA Act makes a solid investment in our future transportation needs, acknowledging the reality that we are not putting enough resources behind the infrastructure that drives all aspects of our economy, from commuting to work to transporting goods.
July 14, 2015 Press Release
I look forward to making sure that the terms of the deal block all of Iran’s pathways to a bomb and advance the security interests of the United States and our allies throughout the world.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Today’s designation by President Obama permanently protecting Berryessa Snow Mountain is a victory for local communities, local economies, and the environment.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted for the 21st Century Cures Act, a cause championed by Vacaville resident Noah Coughlan, who ran across the country three times to bring attention to rare diseases.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), who served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department under President Clinton, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland, NY), the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today responded to the announcement by urging immediate federal action to keep communities safer in the transportation of Bakken crude oil-by-rail.
July 9, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi, one of California’s strongest voices against Governor Brown’s so-called “twin tunnels” plan, commented on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now known as the California WaterFix.
July 2, 2015 Press Release
Today Congressman Garamendi recognized Noah Coughlan of Vacaville who is about to complete his third run across America to bring attention to rare diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and Batten Disease.


In The News

June 6, 2011 In The News
Mr. Garamendi offers an impassioned defense of his legislation, highlights the need for government action to create jobs, and scathingly critiques both the wisdom and motives of those who oppose Buy American requirements.
May 19, 2011 In The News
“Even in financially challenging times, it is essential that these men and women continue to protect the health and well-being of our community. Simply put, this grant helps our firefighters keep us safe," Garamendi said.
May 17, 2011 In The News
Garamendi’s opposition to the bill was not only toward the continuation of the war in Afghanistan, but also focused specifically on Section 1034, which would authorize an expansion of worldwide war authority for U.S. counter-terrorism efforts
May 9, 2011 In The News
Last week it was the progressives urging President Barack Obama to speed up withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in the wake of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s death. Today it’s a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove.
May 6, 2011 In The News
“I have lived in the Delta since 1977 and this is one of the first times that we have pulled together the farming community and fishing interests,” said Representative John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove). “There is a symbiotic relationship between the agricultural community and aquatic interests.
May 5, 2011 In The News
The drawn-out deployment in Afghanistan proves terrorism isn't fought with 100,000 boots on the ground, said Democratic Congressman John Garamendi, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee. It's deep intelligence gathering coupled with smaller special ops forces, whose skill set proves invaluable in sensitive missions targeting terrorists.
April 7, 2011 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) appeared on Fox Business Network yesterday and criticized the industry’s subsidies, asking why we they need billions of dollars a year from taxpayers.
March 24, 2011 In The News
The California congressman recalls another visit to the Horn of Africa in the late 1990s as part of a peacekeeping mission when the region was engulfed in war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Garamendi says the mission succeeded largely because both Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki trusted the Peace Corps.
January 3, 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.
July 6, 2010 In The News
Few places in the country have been harder hit by the housing crisis than western Contra Costa County. That is where Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, was Tuesday, urging the Senate to pass comprehensive home lending reform.