Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Water

I’ve lived in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta community of Walnut Grove for more than three decades, and I understand that sound water management is required to make Northern California prosperous. I have been a leading opponent of the twin tunnel boondoggle, formally known as California WaterFix, which has the potential to destroy the Delta. I am also strongly opposed to rolling back state and federal environmental laws in order to pump more water to the San-Joaquin Valley and Southern California.

I believe it is possible for California to solve its water problems, but the Delta and Northern California communities must be at the table, and it will take a comprehensive, multifaceted approach. We must prioritize storage like Sites Reservoir, conservation, recycling, levee improvements, and habitat restoration. Any water plan without these elements is incomplete at best. You can view my Water Plan for All of California here

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June 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Water Resources Subcommittee, whose district includes 782 miles of levees, praised the inclusion of a “new start” designation and $50 million in funding to complete the last five miles of the Feather River West Levee project in the Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 9, 2018 In The News

Larry Munger clearly remembers the 1955 flood that devastated Yuba City. 

Munger was one of about 100 people who attended the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency’s dedication ceremony for the Feather River West Levee Project 1 on Saturday at Shanghai Bend in Yuba City. 

The $293 million project was dedicated to the victims of the 1955 flood.

June 7, 2018 In The News

The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.

As part of that legislation, Congressman John Garamendi, D-3rd District, was able to insert language that will expedite a Cache Creek flood study through the Army Corps of Engineers.

Woodland has been seeking completion of the study for some time to provide greater protection to the north and northeast side of the community.

June 7, 2018 In The News

The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.

As part of that legislation, Congressman John Garamendi, D-3rd District, was able to insert language that will expedite a Cache Creek flood study through the Army Corps of Engineers.

Woodland has been seeking completion of the study for some time to provide greater protection to the north and northeast side of the community.

June 7, 2018 In The News

The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.

As part of that legislation, Congressman John Garamendi, D-3rd District, was able to insert language that will expedite a Cache Creek flood study through the Army Corps of Engineers.

Woodland has been seeking completion of the study for some time to provide greater protection to the north and northeast side of the community.

June 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, whose district includes the Yuba, Feather and Sacramento Rivers, applauded the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The legislation, which sets policy and authorizes Army Corps of Engineers projects across the nation, includes critical flood protection projects in the Third Congressional District.
June 7, 2018 In The News

Yuba River levee construction is included in federal legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives.

On Wednesday, the House voted to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 and the bill included several provisions that Congressman John Garamendi of California’s 3rd District helped secure, according to a news release from his office.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who represents part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, released the following statement in response to the Appropriations Committee’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill:

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City),  a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, though the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The legislation, which authorizes Army Corps of Engineers projects across the nation, includes critical flood protection projects in the Third Congressional District.