Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Garamendi Statement on Passing of Former Congressman and Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar

May 5, 2014
Press Release

WALNUT GROVE, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee, released the following statement marking the passing of former Congressman and Chairman of the Transportation Committee, Jim Oberstar:

“Congressman Jim ‪‎Oberstar was a friend and mentor. He was also a brilliant and kind man. No one knew more about transportation policy than him. Just last Wednesday, I talked with him about strategies to pass a good transportation bill. I will miss him. The nation has lost a tremendous public servant.”