“If we are going to reduce reliance on the Delta, a conveyance facility is not the first place we should start in developing a reliable water system; it is the last,” Garamendi argued.
With Agriculture Threatened, Members of Congress Release GAO Report & Urge FEMA to Produce More Flexible Guidelines for Building Agricultural Structures in Floodplains.
The transportation grants will provide for important upgrades for Yuba and Sutter airport facilities, making them safer, more convenient, and more efficient. The economic development grants will help the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation will help the agency develop a comprehensive strategy to bring private capital and jobs to the region. They will also help Glenn, Butte, and Tehama counties bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap that will diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
July 17, 2014 Press Release
“I commend the efforts of Chief John Shalowitz and the Sutter County Fire Department in securing this grant to increase preparedness for disasters such as the Monticello Fire," Congressman Garamendi said.
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.
March 2, 2016 Video
Congressman John Garamendi leads a Special Order Hour on bullying and improving American political discourse
December 31, 2015 Video
December 21, 2015 Video
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) joins Wolf Blitzer to discuss the attacks on US Servicemembers in Afghanistan and the attempted intrusion into a New York dam