Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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October 8, 2015 Press Release
" Until the majority can unify behind a single legislative strategy, the House will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis, rather than accomplishing the work the American people tasked us to do."
October 7, 2015 Press Release
The bill would provide $415 million over the next decade to advance the region’s highest-priority restoration projects.
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October 2, 2015 Press Release
“My heart aches for the victims of the senseless mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. We will learn more about the victims and heroes in the coming days, but it is horrifying to once again see violence directed toward innocent people."
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October 1, 2015 Press Release
This annual bill provides the authority and direction for all United States military enterprises.
September 30, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi votes to prevent a government shutdown that would severely harm our economy and vital services that millions of Americans depend on.
September 28, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Garamendi represents one of the largest Indian American communities in America, including a substantial Sikh population. Many of his constituents are concerned about the right to freely practice their faith in India.
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September 28, 2015 Press Release
If enacted, this law could lead to premature approval and construction of projects with disastrous environmental consequences, such as the Twin Tunnels project that would drain vital resources from the Sacramento Delta.
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September 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) issued the following statement on Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he will be resigning from Congress:

“Speaker Boehner’s resignation is a significant loss for the House of Representatives and for America. For five years, he has had a difficult task leading a fractured Republican caucus.

September 23, 2015 Press Release
At the 2nd annual Women of the Year Awards, held at Woodland Community College, 35 incredible 3rd District women were honored for their contributions to their communities.
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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

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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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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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