Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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February 11, 2014 Press Release
“This Coast Guard Reauthorization bill provides our mariners with the tools they need to get the job done. The bill reverses sequestration budget cuts that have undermined our coastal security and provides greater budget stability through a two-year authorization. The bill also provides multi-year procurement authority for the new Offshore Patrol Cutter to expedite the construction of this new class of cutter once production begins, and it reauthorizes the Small Shipyard Grant Program to stimulate job creation in local shipyards, such as the Bay Ship and Yacht Company in Alameda which received a grant in 2011.”
February 7, 2014 Press Release
"These 'Climate Hubs' are a practical and important part of our national strategy to address climate change. They’ll help farmers engage in best practices to adjust to extreme weather and a changing climate," said Congressman Garamendi.
February 7, 2014 Press Release
Today, farmers in the 3rd District and across America will finally have a Farm Bill that meets the needs of agriculture. Through crop insurance reform, smart investments in specialty crops, organics, the market access program, conservation, agricultural research, and other policies, this bill will empower Northern California’s agricultural economy and create jobs.
February 5, 2014 Press Release
"We must find ways to add to our water supply instead of taking water from one group to another for political gain."
February 4, 2014 Press Release
Instead of reigniting a pointless water war over the distribution of this precious resource, it is time to work together for commonsense policies that add to our water supply. My amendment advances water storage, conservation, and recycling, so that farmers, fishermen, and small businesses across the entire state have the water they need.
January 30, 2014 Press Release
This extreme bill that would create a water war, fail to solve the drought problem, and cause massive economic and ecological upheaval, affecting every water district in the state
January 29, 2014 Press Release
As Illness Infested Vessel Returns to Port, Garamendi Calls for Stronger Consumer Protections. He said, "Everyone buying a ticket for a cruise has the right to know what has happened on that ship and what the obligations of the operator are should things go wrong."
January 29, 2014 Press Release
"Agriculture is the backbone of the Sacramento Valley's economy. Through commonsense policies, this Farm Bill fortifies the agricultural industry for the next five years. Using the input of my Agricultural Advisory Committee, I have fought for a Farm Bill that meets the needs of our District. The bill provides needed investments in specialty crops, organic crops, research and the market access program, which are all very important for Northern California agriculture."
January 29, 2014 Press Release
“I still believe that there is nothing wrong with America that can’t be fixed by what is right with America, and I will do all I can to work with the President and my colleagues to build the middle class,” he said.
January 27, 2014 Press Release
“After two years of negotiations over a Farm Bill, trying to sneak a water grab into the bill at the last minute was grossly irresponsible . It could have scuttled the legislation.” Specifically, the proposal would have turned on Delta pumps this year and next year setting the stage to suck the Delta dry. This provision arrived at the 11th hour of negotiations over the Farm Bill, which is expected for a vote this week. Luckily for Northern California farmers, fishers, and small businesses, this last minute attempt was unsuccessful.



October 22, 2015 Video
Rep. John Garamendi discusses Secretary Clinton's testimony before the Select Committee on Benghazi
October 13, 2015 Video
In House Floor debate on HR702, which would allow unfettered exports of American crude, Rep. Garamendi urges provisions requiring transport of exports on American ships crewed by American mariners.