"For 50 years, the Peace Corps has served the world - eradicating diseases, building homes, and teaching children in five continents," said Congressman Garamendi. "As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, I've witnessed the Peace Corps' ability to change lives and transform hearts and minds in the developing world. The Peace Corps deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, because it represents the best in universal human values: compassion, selflessness, and dedication to our fellow man."
February 4, 2011 Press Release
"As a Member of Congress, I want to use the latest technologies to engage the residents of my district," said Congressman Garamendi. "Visible Vote’s innovative and free video town hall software – combined with our existing telephone town hall outreach – will enable thousands of people to reach me – even through their smartphones."
"After meeting many of these impressive young men and women, I’m confident that America’s military will be in good hands when today’s cadets become tomorrow’s top military leaders," Congressman Garamendi said. "I salute our 2011 finalists, thank them for their desire to serve our country, and look forward to watching their rise in the military."
"Egypt has a proud and rich history as a leader in the Middle East, and the Egyptian people now have an opportunity to once again lead the way – this time toward an open and free democracy," said Congressman Garamendi. "The people of Egypt deserve self-determination, the ability to choose their own leaders. There must be a period of transition before elections can occur, and I urge the government, the military, and opposition factions to respect human rights and renounce violence. America will work with the democratically elected leaders of Egypt to ensure regional stability and security."
January 28, 2011 Notebook
America has energetic entrepreneurs, a skilled workforce, and visionary inventors. Let’s give them the opportunity to do what they do best- to work. The building blocks of a prosperous future are available today. Let’s start building.
"Sargent Shriver was a true American hero, a selfless humanitarian, and a firm believer that America's best days are still ahead. He was also a trusted friend and mentor. This resolution honors his storied life and legacy," said Congressman Garamendi.
January 26, 2011 Press Release
"President Obama reminded us at the State of the Union that the American people want Congress to work together to create the jobs millions of Americans desperately need," said Congressman Garamendi. "When we invest American taxpayer dollars in clean energy, we must make sure our limited resources are wisely utilized, creating good jobs right here in America. The more we Make It In America, the more American manufacturers can compete in the global marketplace."
Armed Services and Natural Resources are great committees, and I will be fully engaged in the debates and deliberations on the committees that determine how policies are crafted.
"If you are in the market for health insurance today, because of the Patient’s Bill of Rights, you are now protected by the strongest consumer protections in American history – protections now law because Congressional Democrats fought for you," said Congressman Garamendi, a key health care advisor to President Bill Clinton. "At a time when we should be focused on creating the jobs millions of Americans desperately need, today House Republicans voted to take away consumer protections from you, putting the insurance industry back in charge of your health care."
January 18, 2011 Press Release
Patti and I are sad to learn of Sargent Shriver's passing. Our lives were shaped, inspired, and improved by the extraordinary vision and talent of Sargent Shriver when he built the Peace Corps. We had the awesome experience to join the Peace Corps in its third year and to be assigned to Ethiopia. Were it not for Shriver's leadership, this iconic and pure American program would never exist.