Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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As a fourth generation Californian running my own cattle ranch and pear farm, I have called rural California my home for most of my life. California feeds America and much of the world, and it’s important that we pursue policies that help family farmers pass on our way of life to the next generation. I am always considering the needs of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, and I will continue to do all I can to strengthen and preserve Northern California’s impressive agricultural production.

For more information concerning my work on agriculture issues, please contact my Washington, DC office. I look forward to your feedback.

Thank you. 

--Congressman John Garamendi

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February 12, 2018 Page

Comprehensive Water Solutions, Courageous Water Leadership

For the 3rd Congressional District, water is life. Our rich agricultural lands feed the state, the nation, and the world. Our treasured rivers, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Clear Lake, and other bodies of water sustain and beautify our communities.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton and represents 200 miles of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s decision to withhold federal support from the twin tunnels project:

September 19, 2017 Press Release
“Today, the Westlands Water District voted to reject the California WaterFix. They came to realize what Delta residents have known for so long: the twin tunnels are a boondoggle, a real financial disaster."
June 1, 2017 Press Release
The world and Trump should know that California, the world's 6th biggest economy, will continue to lead in reducing greenhouse gasses.
April 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of HR 2170, the FARM Cost Reduction Act. This bipartisan legislation would lift a de facto prohibition on construction and repair of agricultural structures in areas designated by FEMA as flood risks. Under current law, areas designated as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) generally require all new, expanded or repaired structures to be raised above potential flood level.

March 6, 2017 Video

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March 1, 2017 Press Release
New legislation would increase accountability and transparency for the “Buy American” provisions of the National School Lunch Act
January 27, 2017 Press Release
The discussion focused on generating economic development at the local and federal levels, improving local transportation and water infrastructure, and preserving and enhancing the missions at Beale Air Force Base, protecting public safety and address the homelessness crisis
December 5, 2016 In The News
SACRAMENTO — A California congressman wants to tighten controls on school districts purchasing imported foods for lunches.