Military and Veterans
Two programs you need to know: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit entitles many businesses with tax credits to hire veterans. The Veterans Retraining and Assistance Program entitles qualified veterans to receive up to 12-months of education assistance. Click on the links to learn more information.
The 3rd Congressional District is home to Travis Air Force Base, the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force and the largest employer in Solano County, and Beale Air Force Base, which is located in Yuba County performs a vital Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mission. I am honored to represent thousands of veterans, military personnel, and their families, and I am committed to protecting their welfare and providing them with every opportunity to prosper. I have a 100% pro-veterans record, fighting for better medical services and educational opportunities for veterans. I am also the author of two bills to help veterans get jobs and avoid predatory debt practices. H.R. 6293, the Servicemembers Rights Enforcement Improvement Act of 2012, and H.R. 3860, the Help Veterans Return to Work Act.
Since entering Congress, I have hosted a Women Veterans Fair and Veterans Jobs Fair, along with a workshop to help faith-based, non-profit, and public care providers better serve veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I will continue to fight for better services for all veterans, especially those who are homeless, jobless, and suffering from the mental and physical scars of war.
For more information concerning my work and views on military and veterans issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
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Congressman Garamendi is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. Each year, Garamendi works with Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) to pass legislation that gives the Coast Guard the resources they need to perform its dual role with both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Garamendi's priorities include funding the building of new heavy and medium icebreakers to support the Coast Guard's mission in the Arctic region.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2018:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimating the cost of plans to sustain and modernize the U.S. nuclear triad over 30 years:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Garamendi, Ranking Member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, met with the new head of the Maritime Administration, Rear Admiral Mark Buzby. They strategized about recapitalization of the Military Sealift Command and Ready Reserve Force fleets, the importance of education and training opportunities to ensure an adequate pool of capable and credentialed mariners, and ways to improve the Title XI maritime loan guarantee program to spur domestic manufacturing through the building of more ships on U.S. soil.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) issued the following statement in response to being named a Conferee to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017:
WASHINGTON, DC –This week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, met with two of the Air Force’s new enlisted pilots stationed at Beale Air Force Base. They included Technical Sergeant Courtney, a native of Vacaville, who is the first ever female enlisted Airman to qualify as a pilot.
VALLEJO, CA –Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, received the Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Navy League of the United States. The ceremony occurred at the California State University Maritime Academy. The Hirsch Award is presented to a distinguished American who has been singularly effective in creating a broader understanding of the importance of the Merchant Marine and the maritime industry to national security.