September 30, 2013 Press Release
A government shutdown is deeply harmful for our country, seriously disrupting essential government services and knocking our economy down at a time when we should be building it up. Instead of listening to Republican Senators and Governors, conservative newspapers, and business groups, House House Republican Leadership has thus far decided to listen to the Tea Party faction in Congress, which is dedicated to and even celebrating a government shutdown.
This week’s events provide a window into the promise of diplomacy to advance American values and interests. When we engage in good faith diplomacy, the world can change for the better.
September 26, 2013 Press Release
Garamendi led a group of Northern California Members of Congress in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior requesting specific information on past and future federal funding for the proposed Peripheral Tunnel project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The letter’s signatories also expressed strong concerns about the plan’s impact on Northern California’s economy.
September 25, 2013 Press Release
Attendees included local, state, and federal maritime transportation officials, representatives from the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers, along with prominent business leaders, labor leaders, and transportation stakeholders. The conversation boiled down to a lack of federal funding for maritime and transportation infrastructure and unwillingness among many in Congress to make the connection between economic growth and a well-functioning national freight system.
“Since the first day I entered Congress, I have been a leading advocate for Make It In America policies that can help grow America’s manufacturing capacity. This wastewater collection system upgrade is exactly the type of project we need to create jobs and make our economy more resilient,” Congressman Garamendi said.
September 24, 2013 Press Release
The National Center for Sustainable Transportation will assert national leadership in reducing carbon emissions from transportation systems while supporting climate adaptation activities and continued mitigation of air pollution and other threats to public health.
September 23, 2013 Press Release
"I met with local officials, educators, health officials, tribal leaders, and land managers on the many federal issues that impact the local community. Clean and reliable water, good schools, safe public lands, health access for the sick, job opportunities, and honoring our historical commitment to the Native American community: that was the agenda today, and the only ‘D’ and ‘R’ I was concerned about was District and Representative.”
The bill would strengthen our decaying water transportation infrastructure to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. It also accelerates crucial flood protection projects in California’s Central Valley and across the nation.
September 19, 2013 Press Release
The bill would eliminate food assistance for one in five veterans and hundreds of thousands of seniors, disabled people, and low-income working Americans. At a time when so many Americans are struggling to get by, these draconian cuts would plunge even more people into extreme poverty.