July 15, 2014 Press Release
“This bipartisan legislation will keep our transportation system running, our businesses open, and American workers on the job. It earned my support because it defuses an immediate crisis of a transportation shutdown and gives us time to work on a needed multiyear transportation bill."
“This future command relationship between Beale’s 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Air Combat Command’s 25th Air Force will better align our nation’s critical ISR command and infrastructure to be effective supporting our brave servicemembers in dangerous situations overseas,” Armed Services Committee Member Garamendi said. “I’m proud to represent a community with such an important mission and will continue doing everything I can to make sure that Beale Air Force Base’s vital mission is well supported.”
July 11, 2014 Press Release
“This commonsense bipartisan legislation would enable us to better protect our communities and land from the dangerous spread of wildfires. The historic drought in the West has turned California into a tinderbox. While these are both natural disasters, they are both within our control to effectively manage.”
July 9, 2014 Press Release
"America is the land of second chances. When forces beyond our control knock us down, we get back up again. This bipartisan job training bill will help American workers sharpen their skills to land secure middle-class employment at the businesses that need their skills,” said Congressman Garamendi.
In today’s letter, the members wrote, “Should spills or explosions occur, as we have seen over the last year, the consequences could be disastrous, costing lives, damaging property, and harming the environment. While we are pleased with the many actions that DOT has taken thus far and we believe that your agency is making steady progress, we must still emphasize the utmost importance of demonstrated compliance with federal regulations by the railroad and petroleum industries. We believe there must be accountability and comprehensive oversight, as well as adherence to the most stringent of standards.”
Today Congressman John Garamendi, a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, met with 43 members of his Veterans Advisory Committee to discuss the status of Veterans Administration services in Northern California.
June 26, 2014 Press Release
The Congressmen asked the Coast Guard to reactivate the Polar Sea icebreaker in a letter to Commandant Paul Zukunft. The U.S. currently does not have the icebreakers it needs to meet its responsibilities in the Arctic. Putting the Polar Sea back into service would better enable the U.S. to secure its national security, environmental and economic interests in the region.
June 25, 2014 Press Release
Offers Legislation to Create American Maritime Jobs and Calls for Reauthorization of Surface Transportation Bill and Protecting Steelworker Jobs.
June 20, 2014 Press Release
Amendment Succeeds in Reasserting Congressional Role in Authorizing War While Legislation Funds Vital Missions at Travis and Beale Air Force Base and Other Important Defense Priorities
June 20, 2014 Press Release
"Today, the House of Representatives stood unified that we will not rush into a third Gulf War," Congressman Garamendi said, "The Constitution gives Congress the right and obligation to give advice and consent before waging war. I have serious doubts about waging any military campaign in Iraq, and clearly I am not alone."
November 15, 2016 Video
June 28, 2016 Video
During the Democratic sit-in to call for a vote on commonsense gun legislation, Congressman John Garamendi takes the floor a second time to urge Speaker Ryan to take action.