Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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June 26, 2013 Press Release
“I have long believed that all loving couples deserve the freedom to marry. Hundreds of thousands of LGBT Americans are building a life together, raising children, and are part of the fabric of communities throughout our nation. They deserve all the same rights that my wife Patti and I have, and I’m glad we’re one step closer to a country that treats everyone with dignity and respect."
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June 26, 2013 Press Release
“For five decades, the Voting Rights Act has helped protect the right to vote in America. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has set back voting rights with a decision that has the potential to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. Too many American heroes have fought – and sometimes died – for the right to vote. We’re not turning back now.”
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June 24, 2013 Press Release
The relaunch of HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov and the toll-free call center 1-800-318-2596 will help Americans who are looking for health coverage prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance.
June 24, 2013 Press Release
"In just one week, hard working students at UC Davis, Solano Community College, Yuba College, and schools across the country will be kicked down a rung unless Congress acts to prevent Stafford Student Loan Rates from doubling. For that reason, I have called for legislation freezing the current rate to be brought to the floor. Congress should not adjourn until we stop this senseless rate hike."
June 20, 2013 Press Release
Also, this summer, 1,433,787 Californians will receive $65,659,905 in rebates from insurance companies, averaging $71 per family, thanks to health reform.
June 20, 2013 Press Release
"We need a new Farm Bill. While today’s vote was a step back in that process, I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to produce a Farm Bill that would strengthen our agricultural economy, combat hunger, and be signed into law"
June 19, 2013 Press Release
The current peripheral tunnel proposal could devastate the Sacramento Delta region without adding a single drop to our state’s water supply. We must change course. I have outlined an alternative approach.
June 19, 2013 Press Release
“If Congress fails to stop the Stafford loan rate from doubling by July 1st, it will take money out of the pockets of working families and students, including 11,000 students at UC Davis."
June 14, 2013 Press Release
The NDAA includes an amendment authored by Garamendi that recognizes the crucial role of the U.S. Merchant Marine in our national security.
June 14, 2013 Press Release
Garamendi, a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today voted for the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), because it supports men and women who work to defend our nation, and because it was improved during the amendments process.

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