Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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December 17, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi, a former lineman for the Cal Bears and NFL prospect before deciding to pursue a career in public service, is helping lead the fight in Congress to raise awareness about the need for improved safety in high school sports.
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December 4, 2015 Press Release
Five-year bill will provide $26.3 billion for roadway and transit funding in California
December 3, 2015 Press Release
“The United States has taken an important step forward in our continuing efforts to fully integrate the military and to ensure that every position is filled by our best and our brightest, whoever they may be,” Congressman Garamendi said.
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Amendments would reduce likelihood of destructive and lethal oil train explosions, and require that transportation of energy be included in security evaluations
November 20, 2015 Press Release
"I support America’s role in helping provide safe haven for the refugees from Syria and Iraq who are fleeing the murderous death cult we call ISIL, ISIS, or Da’esh and who have been properly vetted."
November 19, 2015 Press Release
“This bill strengthens the already stringent requirements for international refugees entering America,” said Congressman Garamendi. “But strengthening the refugee program is a minor part of the reassessment we must make in the wake of the Paris attacks."
November 15, 2015 Press Release
"This week, Congress will focus on the terror attack, the ongoing threat of ISIL, and what next steps we need to pursue as a nation. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am closely studying Congressional and Administration action, input from experts, intelligence reports, and international responses to the attack."
November 10, 2015 Press Release
"So long as I’m in Congress, I will always support the GI Bill, because college degrees and career education unlock doors that should never be closed on our veterans," Garamendi said.
October 30, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) submitted his public comment on the massive twin tunnels, falsely called the “California WaterFix”, that are proposed to be built through the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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In The News

May 6, 2010 In The News
Garamendi said the Deepwater Horizon disaster should mark "a turning point in our national discussion on new offshore drilling."
May 5, 2010 In The News
"Enough is enough," Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek) declared in a letter to House colleagues seeking support for a bill introduced Wednesday to permanently ban new energy exploration off California, Oregon and Washington state.
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.

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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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