Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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May 1, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Garamendi has been closely working on, these water projects, including desperately needed levee improvements.
May 1, 2015 Press Release
The bill includes $8.7 billion to maintain America’s nuclear weapons stockpile, $526 million more than FY 2015. Garamendi fears this increase in spending to support our already bloated nuclear weapons program, particularly in the context of delicate diplomacy with Iran and Russia, could trigger a chain reaction that would accelerate a modern nuclear arms race.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
"The changes to the BDCP just confirm our fear that this project is not about restoring the environment,” Congressman Garamendi said.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi introduced a number of amendments to inform Congress about the costs and risks of our new nuclear arms race.
April 27, 2015 Press Release
Addressing graduates at the California Maritime Academy and in Virginia at the annual "Salute to Congress" hosted by the International Propeller Club, Garamendi called for a law requiring that American natural gas and crude oil be exported on U.S. ships.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
“This legislation strengthens the Coast Guard’s ability to protect our nation and safeguard maritime commerce. It does so by providing budget stability and funds to address the many unmet capital project needs of the Coast Guard.”
April 17, 2015 Press Release
The Congressman brought together experts and dozens of accomplished women in business, non-profits, and public service. He said, "In America today, women are taking their rightful place as equals at home, at work, and in the community, but as everyone in this room knows, we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet."
April 16, 2015 Press Release
Click to watch video: Congressman Garamendi sounds the alarm on the need to tackle the climate crisis.
April 13, 2015 Press Release
“America’s founding ideals of freedom of worship, equality, and justice are reflected in the Sikh American community’s celebration of Vaisakhi. I am proud to represent one of the largest Sikh communities in the country. I have partnered with the community on many issues, including civil liberties, education, and business development."
April 9, 2015 Press Release
Garamendi's speech focused on America's pivotal opportunity to create thousands of American jobs by revitalizing America's shipbuilding industry.

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In The News

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.
November 5, 2009 In The News
His arrival is very welcome timing for the Democrats. Pelosi needs his vote on her health care reform bill. That bill will mostly likely be Garamendi's first act as a member of congress and is expected to come this weekend.
November 5, 2009 In The News
"Madame speaker is it is a great privilege, indeed I suspect, the greatest privilege a person could have - to stand in the well of the House of Representatives of the United States of America and address this august body," said Garamendi. "It's a privilege that I shall always remember, as I'll always remember this particular moment."
November 5, 2009 In The News
The freshman's first major vote could come Saturday, when the House is expected to vote on a health care plan. The good news is that health care is one of many issues on which Garamendi - a former state legislator, insurance commissioner and deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior - is very well versed. We have no doubt about his ability to hit the ground running.
November 5, 2009 In The News
For House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who plans to take a health-care overhaul to the floor of the House on Saturday, this week's elections meant one thing: Two more votes.
November 4, 2009 In The News
In other words, Pelosi got more than another health-care vote out of Tuesday's election. She got another health-care wonk. It's probably a bit late for Garamendi to establish himself as a player in this reform fight, but the proposal is going to need guidance and modification after it's passed into law, and it'll be interesting to watch whether he proves a player in that phase.

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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
March 27, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC to discuss the latest on the Trump Administration's connections to Russia, as well as our fight against ISIS.
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