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."
"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.
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