Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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February 26, 2015 Press Release
“The American people must have a voice in our nation’s security and in committing our brave military servicemembers to war."
February 25, 2015 Press Release
The Coast Guard is currently underfunded to meet its mission goals, and now House Republican leadership wants to shut it down. This would force our service members to serve their nation without pay. It would increase dangers on our seas. Instead of shutting down our security, we should immediately fund Homeland Security operations.
February 24, 2015 Press Release
In Fiscal Year 2014, Lake County received more than $959,000 in geothermal royalties, money that directly supports public infrastructure, safety, and conservation efforts.
February 19, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03) will host a Grants Seminar on Wednesday, March 11th in Marysville, featuring collaborative sessions and grant experts.
February 18, 2015 Press Release
All high school students residing in California’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes all or portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, are invited to submit their original artwork. The deadline to submit artwork is April 24, 2015 at 5PM.
February 13, 2015 Press Release
"The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 and the SIMPLE Voting Act would better safeguard this sacrosanct right."
February 12, 2015 Press Release
"Veterans suffering from mental health problems need our compassion, solidarity, and support. I’m glad the Administration and Congress were able to work together on a plan to prevent veteran suicides. I look forward to monitoring the effectiveness of the SAV Act and to building upon this work"
February 11, 2015 Press Release
“I am thankful that President Obama has brought forward an AUMF against ISIL that Congress can consider, debate, amend, and ultimately vote on," Congressman Garamendi said. "I have serious concerns about several parts of the authorization as it is currently written."
February 4, 2015 Press Release
The President’s Budget helps guide which projects get funded. I am proud to announce that the Administration’s Budget proposes funding for crucial Northern California water infrastructure projects that my office has advocated. These projects would establish property- and life-saving flood protection for Glenn, Yuba, Sutter, Sacramento, and Yolo counties. They would also help protect our environment and bring immense economic value to communities across our region.
January 29, 2015 Press Release
The Congressman will serve his constituents on the Transportation & Infrastructure and Armed Services committees. He is well positioned to support needs of the district, including levee construction and supporting Travis and Beale Air Force Bases.


In The News

November 19, 2009 In The News
It looks like Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be joining the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Science and Technology Committee.
November 17, 2009 In The News
Garamendi was sworn in two days later and cast a critical "yea" that Saturday to help push the health care bill over the top.
November 15, 2009 In The News
"A public option would provide an automatic alternative to that kind of despicable behavior," Garamendi said. "People could walk."
November 15, 2009 In The News
There is the waitress at Alma's Cafe who saw it from a house boat and had to stay; the former police officer who patrolled the town and now oversees the 82-year-old Walnut Grove Buddhist Church; the parents who overcame language barriers to rescue the elementary school from threats of closure; the San Francisco transplants restoring the traditional Japanese baths; and U.S. Rep.
November 12, 2009 In The News
It was a smooth beginning for Garamendi, who clearly may have found his political niche after three decades in other offices.
November 12, 2009 In The News
He may be a new congressman but the former lieutenant governor of California and 35-year veteran of public office easily handled his outspoken critics.
November 12, 2009 In The News
America's newest Congressman John Garamendi has been living life at warp speed. In Livermore today for his first Congressional town hall. But let's rewind the clock. Special election, voted into office just nine days ago. Cross country flight. Sworn into office a week ago. Just two days later, the historic vote in the House on health care reform. Garamendi voted yes.
November 10, 2009 In The News
Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, was sworn in as 10th District Representative (which includes Fairfield) on Thursday, just in time to participate in Saturday's vote. In comments on the House floor, he told the story of a friend whose son had kidney failure and was told his insurance didn't cover transplants. "They had to choose between debt or life.
November 5, 2009 In The News
Garamendi, 64, graduated from UC Berkeley in 1966 with a degree in business and was a second team all-American football player as an offensive guard. As lieutenant governor, Garamendi serves as an ex-officio member of the UC Board of Regents where he has opposed student fee increases and pushed for the implementation of a state oil-extraction tax as a means to fund higher education.
November 5, 2009 In The News
Garamendi easily won Tuesday’s special election to replace Ellen Tauscher. She left Congress to work in the State Department. Garamendi thanked Walnut Creek voters for their support. ... Capitol insiders expect Garamendi to join the House Transportation Committee. It’s gearing up to debate a major funding bill for roads and transit.



January 4, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi discusses President-Elect Trump's tweets on nuclear weapons: MSNBC, Dec. 27, 2016
January 4, 2017 Video
John Garamendi discusses foreign policy issues on CNN's Situation Room: December 23, 2016
December 5, 2016 Video
Congressman John Garamendi discusses President-Elect Trump's call with the President of Taiwan, as well as the incoming cabinet, on CNN with Wolf Blitzer (December 2, 2016)