August 22, 2013 Press Release
Unlike the disastrous BDCP, which doesn’t create a drop of new water, Garamendi presented a plan that actually creates more water for the entire state.
“What a great day for Sutter and Butte counties! I’m glad the leaders of this community were able to come together in a unified voice to help keep our constituents safe from a preventable disaster,” Representative Garamendi said.
"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."
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.”
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.
"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."