January 15, 2014 Press Release
“Though flawed, this government appropriations bill increases critical investments in education, infrastructure, and defense, expanding opportunities for my constituents to secure a new job or keep the one they have. However, Congress needs to act on a comprehensive jobs plan."
“Denying this vital lifeline to America’s long term unemployed is cruel and fiscally unwise. The economy has improved since the dark days of the Great Recession, but the job market is still very tough,” Congressman Garamendi said.
At the second meeting of his Agricultural Advisory Group (AAG), Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), today heard from about 40 local farmers about the issues that impact their businesses.
"Through three wars over the last decade and years of budget uncertainty, Beale airmen – both active duty and reservists – have displayed remarkable professionalism and bravery. My staff and I are fully committed to ensuring that the men and women at Beale have the tools they need to perform the critical defense mission of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.”
January 3, 2014 Press Release
“I appreciate General Selva’s willingness to come to Travis to speak with me about the future of air mobility and Travis’ role in keeping America safe and secure,” said Congressman Garamendi.
December 19, 2013 Press Release
Legislation would undo military retiree benefit cuts included in the Bipartisan Budget Act
"Let’s replicate this tremendous success story and require that all future transportation projects paid for with taxpayer dollars must Make It In America," Congressman Garamendi said.
This dragnet program alone is an unwarranted intrusion into Americans’ lives, but coupled with other NSA programs that have recently been made public, it raises serious concerns about the state of privacy in our country. Today’s ruling is a positive step towards protecting our rights to privacy enshrined in the Fourth Amendment and I hope next year that Congress takes a serious look at these programs.
Garamendi, spoke at a panel discussion on college affordability and President Obama’s initiative to create a uniform rating system that measures universities on the basis of access, completion, affordability, innovation, and transparency.
December 12, 2013 Press Release
“The brave men and women of our military need to know that our government takes its responsibility to support their missions seriously, and I think that’s accomplished with this Defense bill.”
September 15, 2015 Video
Local Congressman John Garamendi discusses the Valley Fire and Butte Fire on CNN's The Situation Room, September 14, 2015
September 9, 2015 Video
September 8, 2015 Video