Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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June 29, 2015 Press Release
"There are profoundly important issues at stake in this legislation, specifically the future of the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission at Beale Air Force Base and the role of Travis Air Force Base in providing air mobility services to the military."
June 26, 2015 Press Release
Today the U.S. Supreme Court, in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruled that bans on marriage equality violate the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a longtime supporter of equal rights for the LGBT community, today thanked the Supreme Court for its decision.
June 25, 2015 Press Release
No representative of the Bay Delta region was given the opportunity to participate in the development of this legislation. Therefore, it is a safe bet that this lengthy and complex legislation will have negative effects on the Delta. As I have said many times, I am more than willing to work with anyone who wants to achieve a true bipartisan solution to California and Western water problems.
June 25, 2015 Press Release
On the House Floor, Garamendi introduces amendments on water management, invasive species, and conservation (click to watch videos).
June 25, 2015 Press Release
“The Supreme Court did the commonsense thing in upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies for people insured through the federal exchange. Today's decision is a relief."
June 22, 2015 Press Release
WOODLAND, CA – Today, hundreds of jobseekers from the Delta and Sacramento Valley attended a job fair in Woodland hosted by the Office of Congressman John Garamendi. Over 80 regional employers currently hiring participated in the job fair, with well over 500 jobs available for participants to apply for.
June 18, 2015 Press Release
The Pope addresses his encyclical to ‘every person living on this planet,’ because climate change affects us all and everyone has an obligation to help address this crisis. The good news is that we can rise to this challenge through innovation, advocacy, and smart public policy. We are morally compelled to act.
June 18, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted no for a second time on so-called ‘Fast Track’ Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which was inserted into an unrelated bill on public safety benefits. TPA sets the stage for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other future trade bills by granting six years of authority for a President to negotiate trade deals and present them to Congress for an ‘up-or-down vote’ – all without any meaningful input from the people’s elected representatives in Congress.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is clear: Congress, and Congress alone, shall have the power to declare war. Make no mistake: the current campaign against ISIS is a war. The President says that he is authorized to conduct this campaign under previous Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. I disagree.”


In The News

July 6, 2010 In The News
Hess and his wife, Carmela, spoke at a news conference Tuesday held by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, Antioch leaders and local housing advocates to tout a bill recently passed by the House of Representatives aimed in part at helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.
July 2, 2010 In The News
"We’ve been in Afghanistan for nine years, making it the longest war in our nation’s history, and it’s come at a tremendous cost. We’ve tragically lost more than 1,100 American lives and spent close to $300 billion. We’ve also been in Iraq for seven years, where we’ve lost more than 4,400 American lives and spent more than $700 billion," explained Congressman John Garamendi.
June 7, 2010 In The News
A congressman from the East Bay, Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said it's possible the NUMMI factory could be used for more than electric vehicles. After all, the auto factory measures about 5.4 million square feet.
May 6, 2010 In The News
Garamendi said the Deepwater Horizon disaster should mark "a turning point in our national discussion on new offshore drilling."
May 5, 2010 In The News
"Enough is enough," Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek) declared in a letter to House colleagues seeking support for a bill introduced Wednesday to permanently ban new energy exploration off California, Oregon and Washington state.
April 10, 2010 In The News
More than 40 employers and organizations will be participating in a free job resource fair Saturday at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, according to U.S. Rep. John Garamendi.
March 22, 2010 In The News
A bill reforming America's health care system, what one Bay Area congressman said was "one of the most important bills in the past 40 years," was approved tonight by the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 22, 2010 In The News
"The extraordinary greed of Anthem/WellPoint Blue Cross is a clear indication that this company has put profit before people," said Garamendi, who as California insurance commissioner presided over the merger. "People need to be able to get out of the shark pool with a public-option lifeboat."
February 21, 2010 In The News
A blue sky late last week perfectly backlit a series of monolithic wind turbines in the Montezuma Hills, their unmoving blades casting long shadows that shaded slumbering cattle.
February 16, 2010 In The News
We have seen the defunding of schools, transportation infrastructure, research capabilities, and everything else that helps grow an economy. California's constitution should be re-examined. I believe that California will reach its full potential when majority rule is restored.



March 14, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi, California's former Insurance Commissioner, offers his instant analysis of the CBO score of TrumpCare.
March 8, 2017 Video
Garamendi joins The Situation Room to discuss Trump's outlandish wiretap claims against Barack Obama, as well as the revised travel ban.