Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Military and Veterans

The 3rd Congressional District is home to Travis AFB, the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force, and Beale AFB, which is located in Yuba County and performs a vital intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Garamendi is instrumental in crafting the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual bill that sets the policy for our nation's armed forces. Garamendi ensures that each year, the NDAA supports our men and women in uniform, advances America’s interests around the world, and supports the critical missions at both Travis and Beale AFBs.

Garamendi is honored to represent the thousands of veterans, military personnel, and their families who reside in the district. He has a 100% pro-veterans record, and will continue fighting for those who have sacrificed so much in defense of our nation.

Read Garamendi's latest press release about the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2019 here.

More on Military and Veterans

June 12, 2018 In The News

After several sessions of Congress (beginning with the 109th) failed to yield monetary benefits to our WWII Merchant Mariners to compensate for their absence of GI Bill benefits, it appeared that finally the 114th Congress (2015-16) would offer some overdue recognition in the form of the Congressional Gold Medal. The bill (H.R. 2992) passed in a special session of “legislation considered under suspension of the rules”; however, the Senate companion bill (S. 2989) did not garnish enough support.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted to pass legislation that included over $194 billion in funding for the Veterans Administration for Fiscal Year 2019 – an increase of nearly $9 billion from last year. It includes critical funding for mental health, homelessness prevention, caregiver support, rural veterans’ health initiatives, and opioid treatment and prevention programs.

June 6, 2018 In The News

Lauren Aquino of Davis was among a group of 10 students who were honored by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, for their admission to service academies. She will attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado and will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Aquino currently attends Davis High School.

The candidates were selected by an independent panel of distinguished veterans and educators after an exhaustive interview and application process. The ceremony was hosted at the Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued this statement on the passage from the House of Representatives of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.  It passed on a bipartisan 351-66 vote: Garamendi voted for the bill.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, introduced in the House of Representatives H.R. 5893, the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2018. The legislation seeks to rebuild America’s domestic shipbuilding and maritime industry by requiring a small percentage of exported crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) be transported on U.S.-built and U.S.-flagged vessels by 2040.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held a hearing alongside Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) on “Blue Technology” that could improve efficiency and mission performance for both the Coast Guard and other maritime stakeholders.

 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup:

May 3, 2018 Press Release

Davis, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City, CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, honored the achievements of ten students throughout the Third Congressional District who secured a nomination to a service academy. The candidates were selected by an independent panel of distinguished veterans and educators after an exhaustive interview and application process. The ceremony was hosted at the Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis.