Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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May 1, 2015 Press Release
The bill includes $8.7 billion to maintain America’s nuclear weapons stockpile, $526 million more than FY 2015. Garamendi fears this increase in spending to support our already bloated nuclear weapons program, particularly in the context of delicate diplomacy with Iran and Russia, could trigger a chain reaction that would accelerate a modern nuclear arms race.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
"The changes to the BDCP just confirm our fear that this project is not about restoring the environment,” Congressman Garamendi said.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi introduced a number of amendments to inform Congress about the costs and risks of our new nuclear arms race.
April 27, 2015 Press Release
Addressing graduates at the California Maritime Academy and in Virginia at the annual "Salute to Congress" hosted by the International Propeller Club, Garamendi called for a law requiring that American natural gas and crude oil be exported on U.S. ships.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
“This legislation strengthens the Coast Guard’s ability to protect our nation and safeguard maritime commerce. It does so by providing budget stability and funds to address the many unmet capital project needs of the Coast Guard.”
April 17, 2015 Press Release
The Congressman brought together experts and dozens of accomplished women in business, non-profits, and public service. He said, "In America today, women are taking their rightful place as equals at home, at work, and in the community, but as everyone in this room knows, we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet."
April 16, 2015 Press Release
Click to watch video: Congressman Garamendi sounds the alarm on the need to tackle the climate crisis.
April 13, 2015 Press Release
“America’s founding ideals of freedom of worship, equality, and justice are reflected in the Sikh American community’s celebration of Vaisakhi. I am proud to represent one of the largest Sikh communities in the country. I have partnered with the community on many issues, including civil liberties, education, and business development."
April 9, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi's speech focused on America's pivotal opportunity to create thousands of American jobs by revitalizing America's shipbuilding industry.
April 8, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi hosted a press conference in Davis to urge the implementation of stronger safety standards for hazardous material transported by rail, especially Bakken crude oil.


In The News

January 28, 2010 In The News
The bill also would keep the McCarran-Ferguson Act antitrust exemption from applying to health insurers and medical malpractice insurers. ... The chief supporters of the latest bill are Rep. Pete DeFazio, Ore.., and Rep. Louise Slaughter, N.Y. Another supporter is Rep. John Garamendi, Calif., a new member of Congress and former state insurance commissioner.
January 14, 2010 In The News
"The role of the federal government is to put in place a national marketplace," said one of the speakers, Representative John Garamendi of California and a former state insurance commissioner. He says that some states simply do not have the money or inclination to enforce the new laws.
January 14, 2010 In The News
Former Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, who held one of three seats on the Lands Commission and opposed the PXP project, has since moved on to a congressional seat. "My position on the PXP deal remains unchanged," Garamendi said in a statement. "Any decision on offshore oil drilling belongs at the California State Lands Commission. ... If Gov.
January 13, 2010 In The News
Also Wednesday, a C-17 shipped out of Travis Air Force Base en route to Haiti. The plan, from the 21st Airlift Squadron of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, stopped first in Riverside to pick up supplies and personnel, according to information from the office of Rep. John Garamendi.
January 13, 2010 In The News
"Travis Air Force Base, located in California's 10th Congressional District, is playing its part in this response as well," Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek), said in a statement. "This is the first plane sent out from the entire Air Mobility Command of the USA, and a vital step in the much broader relief effort."
January 12, 2010 In The News
But if the final reform bill winds up looking more like the Senate bill than the House bill, those protections will be easy for insurers to work around in the new insurance exchanges, Rep. John Garamendi, health policy experts and former industry insiders told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.
January 12, 2010 In The News
One wag noted that if Nancy Pelosi could get enough Democrats to find the hidden room, maybe Congress could actually pass health care legislation. Oh, and which member had Pelosi's ear as she descended the grand staircase? California's newest member, John Garamendi.
January 12, 2010 In The News
As California Congressional Representative John Garamendi told reporters today, "Under health reform, 30 million people will buy their insurance through the Exchanges. I spent years as insurance commissioner in California, chasing after the insurance company scoundrels.
January 12, 2010 In The News
This afternoon, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) hosted a press call outlining some of the remaining loopholes in federal health care reform legislation. Rep.
January 8, 2010 In The News
Millions of dollars in stimulus funds are being spent on an East Bay BART project. The project is designed to put more seats on trains. "This is one example right here of where the Recovery Act money is being put to good use, people are working, people are able to pay taxes, take care of their families, have the pride of work," declared Congressman John Garamendi.



February 15, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins Kate Snow on MSNBC to talk about the latest from Oroville, and give his thoughts on Puzder's withdrawal as Labor Secretary nominee.
January 23, 2017 Video
Garamendi joins ANHQ to discuss the negative consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act, as well as the energy behind the women's march.
January 17, 2017 Video