Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman Garamendi Calls on Senate to Force Senator Bunning to "Bring in the Phonebooks"

March 2, 2010
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA) today issued the following statement after Senator Jim Bunning continued to delay emergency legislation to pay for unemployment insurance, COBRA benefits, and federal highway accounts:

"Since Senator Bunning insists on testing the financial wherewithal of millions of unemployed Americans, the least we can do is test his resolve. If he wants to filibuster emergency legislation that impacts millions of Americans, let him filibuster for real. Lock the doors; hand him a glass of water; and bring in the phonebooks. If he complains about being late for a basketball game like he did on Friday, I know a few thousand constituents with some more pressing complaints directed at the distinguished Senator from Kentucky."