Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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June 19, 2019 Press Release

Vacaville, CA—Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) held a reception this week honoring 10 students from the 3rd Congressional District whom he nominated and have been accepted into one of the nation’s five military service academies.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The bill passed committee by a bipartisan vote of 33-24, and Garamendi voted for the bill.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) announced that his bipartisan Flood Insurance for Farmers Act of 2019 (H.R.830) was passed by the House Financial Services Committee, unanimously as part of a larger

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and other members of California’s Congressional delegation introduced the “Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act” (H.R.3193), which would safeguard federal funding for disaster-recovery transportation projects statewide.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by Chairman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Ranking Member Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee for Readiness finalized its mark for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. The Subcommittee's mark is available here.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted in favor of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would establish lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the House passage of a $19.1 billion disaster-relief bill (

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) objecting to the termination of the Long-Term Foster Program at Baptist Church Family Services (BCFS) in Fairfield, CA that would disrupt the lives of the facility’s foster children as they seek asylum in the United States.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and William R. Keating (D-MA) introduced the Enhancing the Strength and Capacity of America’s Primary Evacuation Routes (ESCAPE) Act, with U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sponsoring the Senate companion bill.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing on the Department of Defense’s budget requests for military readiness.

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, made the following statement at the conclusion of the hearing:


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