"I voted ‘no’, because I will not yield my obligation to advocate on behalf of the needs of my constituents," Congressman Garamendi said.
“The Constitution is clear: Congress has the authority to negotiate and ratify trade agreements. Trade Promotion Authority would be an abdication of our responsibilities, and I call on my House colleagues to vote no. So-called fast track would allow for much easier passage of dangerous free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would cost thousands of American middle-class jobs."
California water needs can be met with a comprehensive program that over the next 10 years can create more than 5 million acre-feet of new water at a cost no greater than the twin tunnels.
This grant gives our communities the tools needed to clean abandoned mines, improve local water quality, protect public health, and support local businesses. It will also help us enjoy the great outdoors and strengthen Northern California’s tourism industry.
On Friday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) was proud to announce the winners of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition in the 3rd District at the Pence Gallery in Davis. His office received more than 60 pieces this year - a new record for the 3rd District.
May 20, 2015 Press Release
"The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection. We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to make the U.S. more competitive in a global marketplace."
May 18, 2015 Press Release
America’s Coast Guard and Merchant Marine play an indispensible role in our national security and economic prosperity. This bipartisan legislation supports their work and I applaud its passage.
May 15, 2015 Press Release
“Americans working in good faith to repay their student loans deserve access to the same lower interest rates as current students. A college education should be an investment into the future, not a ball-and-chain from the past. It’s time for Congress to vote on the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act."
May 14, 2015 Press Release
My heart goes out to every person impacted by the horrific train derailment in Philadelphia. We must learn from this tragedy, apply these lessons, and strengthen our nation’s transportation safety.
May 1, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Garamendi has been closely working on, these water projects, including desperately needed levee improvements.
In The News
February 14, 2010 In The News
As pointed out in Marc Lifsher in the Los Angeles Times, the only real authority the Commissioner has is on an related issue, which is whether Anthem Blue Cross was abiding by a 70% "medical loss ratio" requirement--whether 70% of premium dollars were going to patient care, rather than administration and profit.
February 13, 2010 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, a rancher and former California lieutenant governor, donated a conservation easement on his Calaveras County land to the rangeland trust. ... "What do you do?" he said. "The land will be worth a lot of money, but do you keep it in ranching? ... Money isn't everything."
February 12, 2010 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi told the crowd of more than 700 that representatives in Congress are committed to delivering on jobs right away, providing relief to the millions in California and around the country who are without work during the Great Recession of the past two years.
February 9, 2010 In The News
The state’s former lieutenant governor, Democratic Rep. John Garamendi, said the state Senate vote "keeps the issue moving and the debate alive" by motivating the base to confront the issue of the uninsured.
February 8, 2010 In The News
Former state insurance commissioner John Garamendi, now a congressman, said that starting in 2002 his office "received complaints about Mercury's practices - and those complaints rose to the level where we felt it was necessary to investigate."
February 7, 2010 In The News
"No one will outfight John Garamendi in advocating for the needs and interests of the people he represents," said Andy Stone, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
February 4, 2010 In The News
"'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has robbed our national defense of over 13,000 vital troops and armed service personnel, including scores of Arabic translators," Garamendi said in a statement. "At a time when America is fighting wars on two fronts and facing financial uncertainty, it is painfully clear that we must work swiftly to end DADT.
February 3, 2010 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, is inviting 30,000 of his constituents to take part in his first telephone town hall meeting tonight. ... [He] is holding the telephone town hall tonight to reach out to his district's less densely populated areas.
February 3, 2010 In The News
A champion of the public option, Garamendi alleged that the provision was ultimately removed to placate opponents of reform, leaving us with a compromised piece of legislation. He also said delays have hurt its very chances for survival.
January 29, 2010 In The News
Meanwhile, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) -- who joined Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) to craft California's first high-speed rail legislation 20 years ago -- called the funding announcement "a great first step for a program that I will continue to fight hard for in Congress in the months and years ahead."
March 8, 2017 Video
Vice News Tonight on mid-course nuclear defense: feat. John Garamendi
March 6, 2017 Video
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