"Before we ever consider sending our brave men and women in uniform back into the Iraq powder keg, we owe it to our servicemembers and to the American people to at least have a frank and public debate in the Halls of Congress," Armed Services Committee Member Garamendi said.
"These events are always bittersweet. My staff and I are happy to do all we can to help people get a boost in their job search, but it's disheartening to know just how great the demand is for these opportunities. I've already given my staff instructions to begin planning the next one."
“Farmers in my district have been hit hard by horrific drought conditions, and they’re not alone. This is a problem felt throughout California and in ten other states. My amendment would have kept farms operating through the immediate implementation of water conservation systems," Garamendi said.
June 10, 2014 Press Release
While Garamendi fought to create American jobs and boost economic growth, the Appropriations bill itself would take this nation in the opposite direction. The legislation fails to address the need to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and to recover from our nation’s housing crisis. For that reason, Garamendi voted against it.
June 9, 2014 Press Release
"No one should be priced out of an education. Student loan debt is out of control in America. It's preventing students with loans from taking the entrepreneurial risks that jumpstart economies, stopping students from taking public service jobs, and causing many students to think twice before enrolling in the college education that could forever improve life for them and their families."
June 2, 2014 Press Release
“For far too long, the ‘Cordelia Junction’ did not function for commuters, but today, we are beginning to break through the traffic jam. This project will accelerate commerce, improve safety, and create jobs throughout Northern California. I want to thank the Solano Transportation Authority, other transportation agencies, and the private construction businesses for their partnership in moving this project forward.”
May 30, 2014 Press Release
“No one person is responsible for the totality of errors that has led to this point. It’s up to every lawmaker in Washington to put politics aside and work together to solve this dilemma," Garamendi said.
May 29, 2014 Press Release
"With these federal funds, the Marysville Fire Department will purchase a water tender that will strengthen their ability to protect residents of the area from harm. I commend the Department for their initiative and skill in applying for this federal grant. I also thank our firefighters for their bravery in risking their lives to protect the life and limb of strangers,” said Garamendi.
May 28, 2014 Press Release
Garamendi led a letter to the Agriculture Secretary urging him to designate the Bay-Delta watershed as a critical conservation area. This will make private companies, agriculture groups, universities, non-profit organizations, local and tribal governments and others eligible for conservation funding.
May 27, 2014 Press Release
“While I always welcome news of servicemembers returning home from Afghanistan, I remain deeply concerned about the scope and length of our continued military involvement in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
June 28, 2016 Video
Congressman John Garamendi urges Speaker Ryan to hold a vote on two crucial reforms for gun safety.
April 13, 2016 Video
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) urges Congress to increase funding for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment. April 12, 2016.
April 8, 2016 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins The Situation Room to discuss terrorism and national security: March 26, 2016