Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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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
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.

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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.
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.

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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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