Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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January 15, 2010 Press Release
"The public is sick and tired of robber barons guarding the gates of our economy," said Congressman Garamendi, who as California’s insurance commissioner for eight years, regulated the country’s largest financial sector.
January 15, 2010 Press Release
"As we are all now painfully aware, it was Wall Street greed and a lack of sincere government oversight that drove our entire financial system onto the brink of collapse, forcing Congress to save our banking sector from the excess of its own mismanagement," said Rep. John Garamendi. "It’s time we repaid the American taxpayer. This legislation will provide needed money to the small business owners around this country who are eager to expand and hire new workers."
January 13, 2010 Press Release
"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. The people of Haiti need immediate assistance from the international community to help recover from this devastating earthquake. ... Many men and women in uniform from Travis Air Force Base are taking part in this relief effort, and it is truly an honor to represent them in Congress. As always, they are on the front lines of U.S. humanitarian assistance around the globe."
January 12, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Garamendi (former California insurance commissioner), Georgetown University expert, former Blue Cross medical director, Ex-industry insider Wendell Potter, and HCAN: House regulations needed to keep insurers from ‘gaming’ the system 

January 8, 2010 Press Release
"Trade is a wonderful thing when done right, but globalization shouldn’t be a race to the bottom," said Garamendi, whose co-sponsorship of the TRADE Act made it a bill supported by a majority of House Democrats. "We should not reward deplorable labor and environmental conditions abroad only to see jobs exported at home. There is nothing 'free' about oppressive labor conditions."
January 8, 2010 Press Release
"Understanding the specific federal needs of our counties and cities will be of incredible importance when I return to Washington," said Congressman Garamendi, Northern California’s only representative on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. "I am not shy about telling my Congressional colleagues that California is the nation’s largest and most important economy. National recovery begins in California, and our transportation needs must be met to make that happen."
January 5, 2010 Press Release
"We have the greatest research facilities in the world," Congressman Garamendi told employees at LLNL. "From this incredible asset will be the answers to issues we confront in the future – if we’re willing to make the investment. Not only is the work done here important today, it will be important for decades to come."
December 24, 2009 Press Release

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December 16, 2009 Press Release
Unemployed workers in my district and around the country want the security that comes with having a job and the hope that comes with having a paycheck,
December 15, 2009 Press Release
"The Iranian government has suppressed peaceful protest and is on a dangerous path toward nuclear weapons. And with its funding of Hamas and Hezbollah, the Iranian government continues to threaten Israel and undermine the two-state solution. With this vote for sanctions against Iranian oil exports, Congress is taking a measured and responsible approach. I have spoken to many Iranians who sincerely want peace in the Middle East, and I look forward to a day when Iranian government listens to its people and engages in productive diplomacy. Until that time, I stand with the people of Israel and millions of peaceful Iranians."