Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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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.
December 10, 2014 Press Release
“I am pleased that even in a partisan environment, the House, Senate, and the White House are coming together on legislation that will strengthen our Coast Guard and maritime businesses. I am also pleased that this legislation includes my bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act."
December 10, 2014 Press Release
“Many of our brave troops have experienced brain trauma and developed mental health illnesses while serving our nation on the battlefield. This has become a major public health crisis leading to homelessness, domestic problems, substance abuse, and suicide. We need to do everything we can to make our veterans whole again when they come home. Central to this effort must be a sustained focus on suicide prevention. I’m proud to support the SAV Act, which constitutes a significant step toward addressing this problem.”
December 9, 2014 Press Release
This bill would destroy jobs, jeopardize urban & rural water supplies, gut environmental protections, damage drinking water & do nothing to alleviate the drought. To actually address the drought, Congress should invest in more water conservation, recycling, and storage.
December 8, 2014 Press Release
“This water grab bill would divert water south of the Sacramento Delta, demolish environmental law, undermine state water rights, and hurt Northern California businesses. Instead of playing a zero-sum game, let’s work together on policies that increase California’s water supply through conservation, recycling, and storage.”
December 4, 2014 Press Release
“Throughout the committee process, I’ve worked to ensure that the NDAA treats our servicemembers and veterans with the respect they deserve. I’ve also done everything I can to preserve the vital Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Air Mobility missions at Beale and Travis Air Force Bases, missions that will only grow in importance as we continue to adapt to 21st century threats."
December 3, 2014 Press Release
"With just a few days left in the legislative session, the House plans to pass yet another divisive, dishonest, and potentially devastating California water bill without any public input or legislative oversight," the Members wrote.

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January 4, 2017 Video
John Garamendi joins CNN's The Situation Room to discuss foreign policy issues, including Russian interference in American elections
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January 4, 2017 Video
Congressman John Garamendi discusses President-Elect Trump's tweets on nuclear weapons: MSNBC, Dec. 27, 2016
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January 4, 2017 Video
John Garamendi discusses foreign policy issues on CNN's Situation Room: December 23, 2016
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