Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Environment

Congressman Garamendi has made a career out of protecting our public lands and natural resources. He is a conservationist and outdoorsman who supports preserving public lands, and he works closely with hunters and fishermen. He believes clean air and clean water help create healthy communities. He is a consistent advocate for clean energy production and efficiency projects, because he understands that environmental stewardship and long term economic growth go hand-in-hand.

As a longtime resident of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Garamendi understands the economic, recreational and aesthetic benefits that it provides. He is fiercely opposed to an attempts to degrade this national treasure.

For more information concerning Congressman Garamendi's work and views on the issue of Environment, please contact his Washington, DC office

More on Environment

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R.1764) to support local water infrastructure projects. Congressmen Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Rob Woodall (R-GA) are cosponsors.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) announced that the President signed his Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act (H.R. 357) into law as part of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S. 47).

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act (H.R.1453) to provide federal support for the construction of Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and Glenn Counties. Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) is the bill’s original cosponsor.

February 28, 2019 In The News

A bill by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, to preserve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s cultural heritage and historical landmarks passed in Congress 363-62, according to a news release.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act, which aims to provide $10 million in federal funding over 15 years to support cultural and historical preservation as well as environmental conservation projects under a locally developed management plan, coordinated by California’s Delta Protection Commission.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) announced the House passage of the Sacramento-San Joaquin National Heritage Area Act. The legislation passed by a vote of 363 to 62.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan requesting he revise a report on climate change and its impacts on national security. The report, presented to Congress on January 10, failed to meet the basic requirements laid out in statute.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) reintroduced legislation to provide farmers access to discounted rates under the National Flood Insurance Program. The Congressmen’s bipartisan Flood Insurance for Farmers Act of 2019 (H.R.830) would also lift the de facto federal prohibition on construction and repair of agricultural structures in high flood-risk areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

January 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was appointed by his Congressional colleagues to four key Subcommittees on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, reintroduced the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act (H.R.357), with Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA09), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA11), Mike Thompson (D-CA05), and Doris O. Matsui (D-CA06), as original cosponsors.

October 23, 2018 In The News

DENVER  — President Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on four major water projects in the western United States and specifically targeted the Central Valley Project.

Trump signed a memorandum Friday aimed at the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project in California, the Klamath Irrigation Project in Oregon and the federal Columbia River system in the Pacific Northwest.