May 20, 2014 Press Release
The bill authorizes $760 million for the American River Watershed Project in the Natomas Basin, helping prevent flooding in Sacramento and Sutter Counties. It also authorizes $255 million in flood control for the Sutter Basin. Congressman Garamendi has worked closely with his Republican colleague to the north, Congressman Doug LaMalfa to ensure federal funding for levees in this region.
"On issues as global as wasteful spending in our nuclear weapons program to as local as supporting a thriving arts scene, Davis is driven to make things better," Garamendi said.
May 15, 2014 Press Release
In 2013, Garamendi wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in support of ICON Aircraft’s proposed facility, which is now becoming a reality. The consumer sport plane manufacturer is planning on generating well over 400 new manufacturing and sales jobs in the region.
May 9, 2014 Press Release
“This bill will help protect communities from devastating floods and threats to public health. It will also accelerate American business growth and job creation," said Garamendi.
May 8, 2014 Press Release
“This legislation is very important for the military communities in my district. I am glad we were able to develop a bipartisan bill to provide for a smart and strong defense,” said Congressman Garamendi. “While every bill can be improved, this legislation is a good step forward.”
California Chrome is a resident of Yuba City, where he lives with his human friends Perry and Denise Martin. The Martins bought California Chrome’s mother for only $8,000, a bargain by horse racing standards. California Chrome’s storybook rags-to-riches tale is sure to delight horse racing fans for years to come.
May 6, 2014 Press Release
"Protecting our great outdoors provides enormous benefits. ... When independent entities demonstrate a commitment and ability to manage conservation easements, states should be allowed to designate them as managers."
"... Just last Wednesday, I talked with him about strategies to pass a good transportation bill. I will miss him. The nation has lost a tremendous public servant.”
May 1, 2014 Press Release
“Our veterans have sacrificed enormously for our nation. We have the highest moral obligation to ensure they receive the benefits they’ve earned and every possible opportunity to succeed. This bill has powerful tools to slash the shameful veterans’ claims backlog. It provides the VA with needed resources and the necessary pressure to modernize their system and better serve our vets,” said Congressman John Garamendi who represents tens of thousands of veterans.
April 29, 2014 Press Release
Mike Inamine, Executive Director of the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency said, “This summer we continue construction of the longest, ongoing levee slurry wall in the country, putting hundreds of people to work and minimizing flood risks for the 95,000 residents of the Sutter-Butte Basin. Today’s action in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee brings us one step closer towards securing full federal approval and we are grateful to our congressional delegation for being strong champions of this project.”
November 30, 2015 Video
Congressman John Garamendi discusses terror threats to the United States, as well as the Turkey-Russia crisis: 11/26/2015
November 30, 2015 Video
Congressman John Garamendi has a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion with Ronn Owens live from the San Francisco International Auto Show: November 24, 2015