Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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March 16, 2016 Press Release
“The American people deserve to learn more about Judge Garland through confirmation hearings, but Senate leadership has refused to act. The Constitution is clear: The President has the responsibility to nominate a candidate, and the Senate has the responsibility to schedule a hearing and a vote, regardless of when the next election is.”
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March 3, 2016 Press Release
“Today, I rise to shed light on the epidemic of bullying in our schools, and the harmful effects it has on our nation’s children. Bullying is the reason that 160,000 American children do not go to school each day because they cannot endure another day of verbal and physical attacks from their peers. All too often horrific shootings on our school campuses are done by students who have been bullied."
February 23, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would mirror S.2533, the “California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act,” recently introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein
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February 19, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Garamendi hosted a number of senior center roundtable conversations this week throughout the 3rd Congressional District.
February 11, 2016 Press Release
H.R.4441 would be a massive giveaway to private companies at the expense of consumers
February 10, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would provide $1.3 billion for long-term solutions for water storage, desalination, and recycling
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February 2, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan bill reauthorizes and funds the Coast Guard for two more years
January 6, 2016 Press Release
Latest Republican effort would take away health insurance from about 20 million people and defund the largest provider of women's health care services.
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January 6, 2016 Press Release
“Universal background checks are overwhelmingly supported by the American public,” said Congressman Garamendi.

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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.
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.

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June 23, 2017 Video
This week, we got the Senate version of TrumpCare. It's even worse than we thought.
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