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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September 21, 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, sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to reject a request by the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority (DCFA), the financial agency for the disastrous twin tunnels project, for a $9.8 billion loan under the Water Infrastructure, Finance, and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan program.

July 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent a letter to the Bureau of Reclamation urging it to allocate $37.4 million for Sites Reservoir in fiscal year 2019. The letter was signed by 16 other Democratic members of the California Congressional delegation.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Congressman John Garamendi Hails Award of $816 million in Proposition 1 Funding to Sites Reservoir
 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded today’s decision by the California Water Commission to award $816 million in Proposition 1 funding to Sites Reservoir.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), and Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton, Antioch, Lodi) offered amendments to H.R. 6147, the Interior and Environment appropriations bill, to remove language that would prohibit state and federal lawsuits against the twin tunnels and to strip language that would prohibit lawsuits against the five CALFED projects, the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP).  

July 5, 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, announced incredibly good news for the Sacramento Valley: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will award funding to complete two vital regional levee projects.

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.