Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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August 5, 2013 Press Release
"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."
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August 1, 2013 Press Release
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.”
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July 30, 2013 Press Release
Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, Californians with Medicare have saved $574 million on prescription drugs. In 2012 alone, 299,896 California residents saved over $184 million or an average of $609 per enrollee. Furthermore, in 2012 alone, 2,153,101 Californians with traditional Medicare saved money by using one or more free preventative services.
July 24, 2013 Press Release
“Today I voted for legislation that makes sure our men and women in uniform can do their jobs,” said Congressman Garamendi. “This version of HAC-D is imperfect legislation, but it is also essential legislation that I fought hard to improve. I look forward to continuing to build the bipartisan coalition necessary to reduce waste in our military and to protect the privacy rights of all Americans.”
July 23, 2013 Press Release
The bill allows for federal agencies to coordinate on management of federal lands while explicitly respecting private land owners' rights. The Berryessa Snow Mountain NCA bill would open up a range of business opportunities for our region, which is why it has garnered the support of Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Supervisors, Northern California cities, and other local stakeholders.
July 23, 2013 Press Release
Congressmen unite in authoring amendment against wasteful and unproven East Coast Missile technology.
July 22, 2013 Press Release
"This investment will save lives, and we’re pleased that on this stretch of the Feather River, no one will have to live with the regret of inaction. We look forward to the Army Corps’ final approval on the entire Section 408 permit so the remaining portion of the Feather River levees can also be repaired."
July 19, 2013 Press Release
"H.R. 5 is a blow to students, children with disabilities, parents, teachers, and everyone in our community who understands that a vibrant economy requires a well-educated workforce," Congressman Garamendi said.
July 19, 2013 Press Release
Davis High School Graduate Henry Anker and Students from Colusa, Yuba City, and Woodland Meet the Congressman at his Washington Office. Garamendi said, "Introducing bright young students to the center of our nation’s Representative Democracy is inspiring and a learning experience for everyone involved.”

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April 12, 2015 Video
Congressman John Garamendi joins Kate Wood on MSNBC to discuss how Congress can respond to the the terrorist-fueled tragedy in San Bernardino
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