September 18, 2013 Press Release
“As the ‘Gateway to the Pacific,’ Travis Air Force Base plays a vital role as our national defense posture is repositioned toward the Asia-Pacific region. I will continue to work with our Northern California partners to make sure that Team Travis has the resources needed to carry out its most important Air Mobility mission.”
August 31, 2013 Press Release
Garamendi today commended President Barack Obama for seeking Congressional authorization before engaging in military action in Syria.
August 30, 2013 Press Release
Before we send the brave men and women of our military into harm’s way again, Congress must act on its constitutionally-required authority to debate the merits of this war and render a decision with a formal declaration of war vote.
Garamendi and Jones give a bipartisan call for the President to "obtain Congressional authorization before ordering the use of military force in Syria."
August 27, 2013 Press Release
The fight to realize Dr. King’s dream, of freedom and justice, continues.
August 22, 2013 Press Release
Unlike the disastrous BDCP, which doesn’t create a drop of new water, Garamendi presented a plan that actually creates more water for the entire state.
“What a great day for Sutter and Butte counties! I’m glad the leaders of this community were able to come together in a unified voice to help keep our constituents safe from a preventable disaster,” Representative Garamendi said.
"On the one-year anniversary of the horrific terror attack at the Oak Creek Sikh Temple, we owe it to the victims to be more proactive in stopping future attacks. We know that senseless hate crimes are occurring, but we need better data on the scope of the problem. By accurately tracking hate crimes against American Sikhs and other at-risk communities, we’ll be able to better devote the resources and community intervention required to stamp out hate."
We are a nation of immigrants and a state of pioneers. As this study shows, comprehensive immigration reform will strengthen California’s economy, create jobs, and help establish needed normalcy for our vital agricultural sector.
July 31, 2013 Press Release
“This compromise is the best of a bad situation. In the short term, given the makeup of this Congress, this was the best possible outcome for students and parents looking to pay for an education,” explained Congressman Garamendi. “College will be more affordable with this bill than without it, and that’s the bottom line.”