Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman Garamendi Proud to Back Speaker Pelosi for Minority Leader

November 5, 2010
Press Release

WALNUT CREEK, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA), California’s former Lieutenant Governor, today announced that he is proud to back Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the House Democratic Caucus’s Minority Leader in the next Congress. He issued the following statement:

"Speaker Pelosi has been one of the most effective legislative leaders in American history. At a time of economic crisis, she has ushered in reforms that are critical to stabilizing our economy and creating millions of jobs in uncertain economic times. 

"Her leadership helped us rein in the abuses of Wall Street. Her leadership helped us pass the most sweeping infrastructure, research, and education investments in a generation. Without her leadership, the Patient’s Bill of Rights would have never become law, and millions of Americans would still be subject to the most exploitative whims of the insurance industry.

"Much more work needs to be done to bring back American jobs and repair our economy. We need the steadfast leadership of Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer to lead our caucus in the rebuilding of America’s manufacturing sector and to pass Make It In America legislation."

A list of the many accomplishments of the 111th Congress is available here: