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."
“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.
“In a representative government, all rights begin with voting rights,” Congressman Garamendi said. “These reforms are commonsense and should be non-controversial: expanding online voter registration, expanding early voting opportunities, modernizing voting machines, easing voting access for servicemembers overseas, and providing more polling locations to prevent multi-hour long waits at the polls. Let’s get this done.”
Congressman Garamendi, whose Sacramento Valley-based District was one of the areas hardest hit by the housing crisis, congratulated the cities of Colusa and Fairfield on obtaining grants to improve housing for their residents.
Yolo County resident Mary Kimball is the Executive Director of the Center for Land-Based Learning, which works across Northern California to promote the integration of agriculture, nature and society, as well as to motivate the community to respect the natural environment that produces our food.
Congress Members Garamendi (CA-3), George Miller (CA-11), Mike Thompson (CA-5), Doris Matsui (CA-6), Jerry McNerney (CA-9), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Ami Bera (CA-7) today thanked Governor Jerry Brown for declaring a drought emergency in California. Given the dire nature of the state’s water resources, the Members urge the Governor to prioritize adding to the water supply – including water recycling, conservation, and storage – instead of pushing for a $25 billion water infrastructure project, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which threatens the Bay Delta ecosystem, farmers, fisheries, local communities, and other stakeholders that depend on a healthy Bay Delta.
Garamendi praised UC Davis for expanding support for first-generation, low-income students as they embark on their college career. He also commended six outstanding Yolo County students and academics who have been awarded Fulbright Program scholarships to study abroad.
“I can’t force a vote, but I can force a conversation. The letters my office is getting from constituents who don’t know how they’re going to feed their families, who don’t know how they’re going to pay their rent, are heartbreaking."
September 25, 2015 Video
Rep. John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) talks with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper about Pope Francis' speech to Congress.
September 24, 2015 Video
September 22, 2015 Video
Rep. John Garamendi talks about fire prevention and fire safety on ABC10 Sacramento special edition, 9/19/2015