Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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January 29, 2015 Press Release
The Congressman will serve his constituents on the Transportation & Infrastructure and Armed Services committees. He is well positioned to support needs of the district, including levee construction and supporting Travis and Beale Air Force Bases.
January 28, 2015 Press Release
The measure would create tens of thousands of American jobs in our nation’s shipyards, put thousands of American Mariners back on U.S. ships while strengthening U.S. national security. The U.S. will soon begin exporting natural gas in a liquefied state (LNG). The amendment would ensure that United States-flagged and built ships are used for this business.
January 26, 2015 Press Release
The Congressman held a series of meetings and site visits in Lake County. The meetings focused on Lake County’s unique water needs, the value of nonprofits in the community, and issues of importance to seniors, students, and educators.
January 26, 2015 Press Release
“American LNG is a strategic national asset, and must be used to bolster another strategic national asset, our domestic shipbuilding industry and merchant marine personnel,” Ranking Member Garamendi writes in his letter to the President. The Congressman also offered an amendment today that would have required the use of US built vessels when LNG is exported.
January 13, 2015 Notebook
"We should align federal water policy to Proposition 1’s water conservation, recycling, and aquifer and surface storage, flood protection, and community water systems. This would help unite northern and southern California"
January 13, 2015 Press Release
California’s historic drought has demonstrated the need for expanded science-driven water conservation, recycling, and storage initiatives found in this bill and in the overwhelmingly passed Proposition 1. Both provide solutions that work for all 58 counties in California. By investing in smart water policies, the Water in the 21st Century Act would help create millions of acre feet of new water, ensure a reliable water supply, and create good jobs
January 9, 2015 Press Release
Offers measure to ensure TransCanada pays into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which it currently does not, to cover cost of a potential spill. He said, "If you break it, you buy it, and if you spill oil over the heartland of America, you should pay for its cleanup."
January 8, 2015 Press Release
Under the new plan, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage point from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent. For the typical first-time homebuyer, this reduction will translate into a $900 reduction in their annual mortgage payment. Existing homeowners who refinance into an FHA mortgage will see similar reductions to their mortgage payments as well. In total, this action will help millions of families in America save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years and it will support the housing market’s recovery.
December 19, 2014 Press Release
"Now that the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is the law of the land, we are reminded that even in this deeply divided Congress, good and important legislation can sometimes make it to the finish line," Garamendi said.
December 19, 2014 Press Release
Interior Secretary Jewell today visited the Berryessa-Snow Mountain Region of California where she joined Congressmen Garamendi & Thompson for a public meeting to on management of public lands in Lake, Yolo, Solano, Napa, and Mendocino.

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November 4, 2009 In The News
"This is the perfect job for John," said Barbara O'Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at California State University in Sacramento. "He has been aspiring to this job for years and just didn't know it. He is the best equipped freshman congressman we have ever sent to Washington."
November 4, 2009 In The News
At her weekly news conference, Pelosi hailed Garamendi's arrival as "a great victory for our agenda." She said the biggest issue in the race was the Democratic health care plan, which was under attack, but that Garamendi still won big.
November 4, 2009 In The News
That creates some simple arithmetic. Yesterday, Democrats had 256 voting members in the House. By week's end, they'll have 258. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could afford to lose no more than 38 Democratic votes on a landmark health care reform bill. Next week, after Owens and Garamendi are sworn in, she can lose up to 40.

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March 6, 2017 Video

To find the comprehensive weekly update, please visit https://garamendi.house.gov/legislative-work/weekly-update. 

February 17, 2017 Video
Featuring: eliminating gun safety protections, women's health protections worker protections, and protections for wild animals.
February 15, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins Kate Snow on MSNBC to talk about the latest from Oroville, and give his thoughts on Puzder's withdrawal as Labor Secretary nominee.
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