Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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June 18, 2015 Press Release
The Pope addresses his encyclical to ‘every person living on this planet,’ because climate change affects us all and everyone has an obligation to help address this crisis. The good news is that we can rise to this challenge through innovation, advocacy, and smart public policy. We are morally compelled to act.
June 18, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted no for a second time on so-called ‘Fast Track’ Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which was inserted into an unrelated bill on public safety benefits. TPA sets the stage for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other future trade bills by granting six years of authority for a President to negotiate trade deals and present them to Congress for an ‘up-or-down vote’ – all without any meaningful input from the people’s elected representatives in Congress.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is clear: Congress, and Congress alone, shall have the power to declare war. Make no mistake: the current campaign against ISIS is a war. The President says that he is authorized to conduct this campaign under previous Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. I disagree.”
June 10, 2015 Press Release
“The Constitution is clear: Congress has the authority to negotiate and ratify trade agreements. Trade Promotion Authority would be an abdication of our responsibilities, and I call on my House colleagues to vote no. So-called fast track would allow for much easier passage of dangerous free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would cost thousands of American middle-class jobs."
June 9, 2015 Press Release
California water needs can be met with a comprehensive program that over the next 10 years can create more than 5 million acre-feet of new water at a cost no greater than the twin tunnels.
May 28, 2015 Press Release
This grant gives our communities the tools needed to clean abandoned mines, improve local water quality, protect public health, and support local businesses. It will also help us enjoy the great outdoors and strengthen Northern California’s tourism industry.
May 26, 2015 Press Release
On Friday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) was proud to announce the winners of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition in the 3rd District at the Pence Gallery in Davis. His office received more than 60 pieces this year - a new record for the 3rd District.
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May 20, 2015 Press Release
"The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection. We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to make the U.S. more competitive in a global marketplace."
May 18, 2015 Press Release
America’s Coast Guard and Merchant Marine play an indispensible role in our national security and economic prosperity. This bipartisan legislation supports their work and I applaud its passage.

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November 19, 2009 In The News
Congress is scheduled to reauthorize its national transportation spending blueprint in the next year. The legislation typically contains formulas that spell out the return of gas tax dollars to states. Committee members have considerable influence over its contents as well as earmarks for specific projects.
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.

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March 30, 2017 Video
Congress just allowed Internet Service Providers to sell your private data to the highest bidder. It also voted to weaken the EPA's ability to rely on science.
March 28, 2017 Video
H.R.1666 would bar further funding for military operations in Afghanistan unless Congress passes a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force

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