I believe America’s international strength and respect lies in its diversity and commitment to social justice. This is especially true in California, home to the most diverse population in America. All Americans, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability, deserve equal treatment under the law. When considering legislation, I always remember the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of social justice issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
--Congressman John Garamendi
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent a bipartisan letter to the White House, co-signed by 38 other members of California’s House delegation, requesting that the President waive any requirement that the State of California or local governments match federal disaster relief with state or local funds for recent wildfires in California.
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a Senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the subsequent appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General:
Students at Anna Kyle Elementary School in Fairfield gained a whole lot of civic knowledge when Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, stopped by Wednesday morning to answer questions on the political process.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) sent a letter with 12 of his California Democratic colleagues to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling for an investigation into Verizon for slowing the download speeds of the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s ‘unlimited’ data plan after it hit a ‘data cap’ while it was battling the Mendocino Complex Fire—the largest wildfire in California history.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which forbids public sector unions from requiring “fair share” fees from non-members who still benefit from the collective bargaining process:
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that he will be joining over thirty Democrats from the House of Representatives to tour detention facilities near McAllen, Texas on Saturday, June 23. The tour is being hosted by Congressmembers Filamon Vela (D-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX).
Speaking publicly against separating children from their parents who crossed the United States border illegally isn’t something Vacaville resident Michael Kitzes is taking lightly.
“I struggled with it for awhile,” he said about going public in opposition to how the children are being treated. “They’re ripping these children away from families.”
Kitzes, a Vacaville Unified School board member and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 28 years, added that it might be easy to call this an immigration issue, but it’s so much more than that.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) issued the following statement on the defeat of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—commonly known as the farm bill:
Walnut Grove, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City) issued the following statement in recognition of the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine Shooting and the National School Walkout: