Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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September 16, 2015 Press Release
In letter, Rep. Garamendi urges adoption of beneficial maritime asset model currently used for exports of North Slope Alaskan crude
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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In The News

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."
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.

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May 24, 2017 Video

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

May 18, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joins Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Situation Room
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