Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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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
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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In The News

January 13, 2010 In The News
Also Wednesday, a C-17 shipped out of Travis Air Force Base en route to Haiti. The plan, from the 21st Airlift Squadron of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, stopped first in Riverside to pick up supplies and personnel, according to information from the office of Rep. John Garamendi.
January 13, 2010 In The News
"Travis Air Force Base, located in California's 10th Congressional District, is playing its part in this response as well," Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek), said in a statement. "This is the first plane sent out from the entire Air Mobility Command of the USA, and a vital step in the much broader relief effort."
January 12, 2010 In The News
But if the final reform bill winds up looking more like the Senate bill than the House bill, those protections will be easy for insurers to work around in the new insurance exchanges, Rep. John Garamendi, health policy experts and former industry insiders told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.
January 12, 2010 In The News
One wag noted that if Nancy Pelosi could get enough Democrats to find the hidden room, maybe Congress could actually pass health care legislation. Oh, and which member had Pelosi's ear as she descended the grand staircase? California's newest member, John Garamendi.
January 12, 2010 In The News
As California Congressional Representative John Garamendi told reporters today, "Under health reform, 30 million people will buy their insurance through the Exchanges. I spent years as insurance commissioner in California, chasing after the insurance company scoundrels.
January 12, 2010 In The News
This afternoon, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) hosted a press call outlining some of the remaining loopholes in federal health care reform legislation. Rep.
January 8, 2010 In The News
Millions of dollars in stimulus funds are being spent on an East Bay BART project. The project is designed to put more seats on trains. "This is one example right here of where the Recovery Act money is being put to good use, people are working, people are able to pay taxes, take care of their families, have the pride of work," declared Congressman John Garamendi.
January 8, 2010 In The News
Representative Garamendi spent most of his day traveling to meetings on transportation policy and in the afternoon visited the Central Contra Costa Crossover project, which began construction in October 2009. The project, funded in part with $13 million in federal stimulus funds, will add two sections of crossover tracks between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill stations.
January 7, 2010 In The News
Rep. John Garamendi recently took the wheel of the 10th Congressional District. But Thursday he took a back seat when hearing about transportation needs in East Contra Costa County.
December 4, 2009 In The News
The Obama administration so far has resisted loosening environmental rules, and experienced lawmakers including the newly elected Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, say it would be shortsighted to start exempting projects from the Endangered Species Act.

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