Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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May 1, 2014 Press Release
“Our veterans have sacrificed enormously for our nation. We have the highest moral obligation to ensure they receive the benefits they’ve earned and every possible opportunity to succeed. This bill has powerful tools to slash the shameful veterans’ claims backlog. It provides the VA with needed resources and the necessary pressure to modernize their system and better serve our vets,” said Congressman John Garamendi who represents tens of thousands of veterans.
April 29, 2014 Press Release
Mike Inamine, Executive Director of the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency said, “This summer we continue construction of the longest, ongoing levee slurry wall in the country, putting hundreds of people to work and minimizing flood risks for the 95,000 residents of the Sutter-Butte Basin. Today’s action in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee brings us one step closer towards securing full federal approval and we are grateful to our congressional delegation for being strong champions of this project.”
April 25, 2014 Press Release
Many breweries currently reuse their spent grain to feed cattle, sometimes for beef used at restaurants on premises. The FDA proposed a regulation that would have pointlessly made this practice prohibitively expensive, thus increasing food waste and cutting into brewery profits. Following a letter from Garamendi and LaMalfa, the FDA announced that they would not pursue the regulation. This is a victory for sustainable agricultural practices and California’s craft breweries.
April 22, 2014 Press Release
He praised Davis Aggies for their innovation and entrepreneurship, pledging to continue as a champion for the school and the region’s businesses.
April 17, 2014 Press Release
“Small breweries that reuse their spent grain for cattle feed should be lauded for finding innovative ways to reuse what would otherwise be a wasted food product,” Garamendi said.
April 11, 2014 Press Release
"It is with a heavy heart that I join my constituents in the spirit of condolence and support for the families of those who lost their lives on I-5 yesterday evening."
April 10, 2014 Press Release
Celebration of Vaisakhi, a Spring Festival, includes performing “Seva” (selfless service), such as providing free food to others and volunteering for community service projects. The Sikh American community also honors the occasion with major parades throughout the United States. Congressman Garamendi said, "I proudly represent one of the largest Sikh communities in the nation. For decades, we have confronted the challenges of California together, including education and our current drought. It is in this spirit of cooperation and friendship that I wish Sikhs across America and across the world a most joyous Vaisakhi."
April 10, 2014 Press Release
“If enacted into law, this extreme Tea Party-inspired budget would wreck havoc on my district and communities across America,” said Congressman Garamendi. “Construction on levees in flood prone Sacramento Valley communities would be delayed. College students would shoulder even more debt. Agricultural researchers at UC Davis would see their groundbreaking work halted. Seniors in Rio Vista would see their health costs skyrocket. Struggling families in my district would see food, housing, and health care taken away from them.”
April 8, 2014 Press Release
“I am a proud supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would dramatically shrink the wage gap and deserve a vote. This is a matter of basic economic freedom and fairness.”
April 7, 2014 Press Release
"The Senate finally moved forward with good bipartisan stopgap legislation to restore jobless benefits for those out of work through no fault of their own. The House should immediately do the same. We can’t afford further delay," he said.



October 22, 2015 Video
Rep. John Garamendi discusses Secretary Clinton's testimony before the Select Committee on Benghazi
October 13, 2015 Video
In House Floor debate on HR702, which would allow unfettered exports of American crude, Rep. Garamendi urges provisions requiring transport of exports on American ships crewed by American mariners.