Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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September 16, 2015 Press Release
Agreement, negotiated in secret, lacks financial and environmental accountability
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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."
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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.
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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)

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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
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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.
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In The News

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.
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."

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June 8, 2017 Video
This week's video features the Republican rollback of the consumer financial protections in the Dodd-Frank law.
May 24, 2017 Video

President Trump's proposed budget would do active harm to America's most vulnerable, all while enriching his billionaire friends.

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