Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Environment

Protecting the natural beauty of California and our region is a priority of mine. I live on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast, and I am passionately in favor of preserving our natural heritage for fish and fowl, people and the planet. I am a conservationist and outdoorsman who supports preserving public lands, and I work closely with hunters and fishermen. I believe clean air and clean water help create healthy communities. I am a consistent advocate for clean energy production and efficiency projects, because I understand that environmental stewardship and long term economic growth go hand-in-hand.

For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of Environment, please contact my Washington, DC office. I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

--Congressman John Garamendi

More on Environment

May 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In their ongoing work to improve access to safe and reliable water, Congressmen Jim Costa (D-CA-16), Jeff Denham (R-CA-10), John Garamendi (D-CA-3), and Tom McClintock (R-CA-4) introduced H.R 5726, the Non-Federal Reservoir Operations Improvement Act, in the House of Representatives today. If enacted, the bipartisan legislation would resolve a technicality that impedes structural and operational improvements of water reservoirs and prevents reservoirs from functioning as efficiently as possible.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

California’s 3rd Congressional District—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) spent the day meeting with constituents in Lake and Colusa counties:

March 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, voted to pass the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill provides increased funding for key priorities for infrastructure, national defense, research, and gun safety.

February 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who represents the majority of the lower Yuba River, submitted public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. The study, which was authorized by Congress, looked at various projects to improve the lower Yuba River ecosystem. In its draft report, the Army Corps of Engineers suggested various habitat restoration projects along the river corridor.

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.

January 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who represents many communities that were evacuated in February owing to the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident, issued the following statement in response to the final report issued on event by the Independent Forensic Team:

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who served on the California State Lands Commission as Lieutenant Governor, announced his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to almost the entire outer continental shelf.

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: