"Today is a very good day for Main Street and hardworking Americans. We have taken important steps to fight insatiable Wall Street greed and to promote long-term stability in our economy," Congressman Garamendi said. "We are adding critical protections for the American people, including homeowner assistance and the formation of an independent consumer protection agency to advocate on consumers' behalf."
"Deepwater platform drilling is inherently dangerous, but until we finally transition away from drilling, it's essential that we require the best safety and response standards available," Congressman Garamendi said. "These two bills are a good first step. The next steps include raising the ludicrous $75 million oil industry liability cap for spill cleanup, ending oil subsidies, further investing in clean technology, and stopping all new platform oil drilling."
July 21, 2010 Press Release
"I want to walk into Target and see "Made in America" throughout the store. We can make it in America," Congressman Garamendi said. "Middle-class wages in America have stagnated for three decades, and our country’s future success depends on bringing back good manufacturing jobs." "We produce steel in Pittsburg, solar panels in Livermore, and buses in Hayward," Garamendi added. "We must make sure the U.S. tax code and other federal polices encourage job creation in America. This work can be done by hardworking Americans in Northern California and throughout the country. Let's make it here."
"The Recovery Act kept more than 400,000 teachers in the classroom, but now that much of that money is running out, our schools need a booster shot," said Congressman John Garamendi, a former University of California regent and California State University trustee.
"Most hydrologists agree that the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta together with New Orleans are the two most vulnerable flood prone regions in the nation," Garamendi added. "Today’s House vote improving access to flood insurance is a good start. Tomorrow we must get serious about strengthening our levees system before it’s too late."
"The Recovery Act kept more than 400,000 teachers in the classroom, but now that much of that money is running out, our schools need a booster shot," said Congressman John Garamendi, a former University of California regent and California State University trustee. "The House set aside $10 billion in the supplemental for our teachers and schools. It’s my hope that the Senate can set aside partisanship for the sake of our kids and pass a supplemental with education funding intact."
"The Women Veterans Fair was a great chance for our brave women veterans to learn about the benefits they have earned for their service to our country," Congressman Garamendi said, "I am glad so many were able to attend, and I hope they found the event useful."
"Five police officers are patrolling Fairfield’s streets today, keeping us safe, because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," said Congressman Garamendi. "Congress and President Obama understood that in a downturned economy, action was required to preserve public safety and get people back to work. From our police to our schools to our roads, ARRA delivered hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout California, helping to prevent the worst ravages of the Great Recession and setting our economy on a more stable footing."
"I stand here today with a good hardworking family trying to live the American dream – only to suffer a housing nightmare," Congressman Garamendi said. "The Wall Street reform bill passed by the House of Representatives last week will help rescue our economy from the greed of the big Wall Street banks. Even more importantly for the Hess family, it will also provide significant assistance for hundreds of thousands of homeowners trying to keep their homes."
July 1, 2010 Press Release
"After extensive deliberation and study, I remain convinced that our policies toward Afghanistan and Iraq are inappropriate. We’ve been in Afghanistan for nine years, making it the longest war in our nation’s history, and it’s come at a tremendous cost. We’ve tragically lost more than 1,100 American lives and spent close to $300 billion. We’ve also been in Iraq for seven years, where we’ve lost more than 4,400 American lives and spent more than $700 billion."