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Congressman John Garamendi

Congressman John Garamendi

John Raymond Garamendi is an American rancher, businessman, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented areas of Northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento, including the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, in the United States House of Representatives since November 2009. Garamendi was previously the California Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998 and the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 until his election to Congress.[

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Garamendi Meets with Levee Stakeholders, Local Farmers, and Tours Emergency Levee Repairs

Over the course of five meetings on March 3rd, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Yuba City, Fairfield, Davis, CA) met with a number of local leaders and farmers focused on the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, its impact on farmers, job training programs, and affordable housing
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Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on FEMA approval of request for Emergency Declaration for Yuba,...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved Governor Jerry Brown’s request for an Emergency Disaster Declaration in response to the Oroville Dam spillway situation and a Major Disaster Declaration as a result of the January storms:
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Congressman Garamendi Meets with Local Leaders in Yuba-Sutter for Far Ranging Conversation on Regional...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) met with public officials in the Yuba-Sutter region to discuss many important issues facing the community. The discussion focused on generating economic development at the local and federal levels, improving local transportation and water infrastructure, and preserving and enhancing the missions at Beale Air Force Base, protecting public safety and address the homelessness crisis.
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National Center for Sustainable Transportation at UC Davis Secures $2.8 Million DOT Grant

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City, CA) is happy to announce that the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), headquartered at UC Davis, received a substantial grant to continue its research into environmentally-friendly transportation solutions today. The $2,803,300 grant from the Department of Transportation is one of only five national transportation centers awarded under the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program reauthorized by the FAST (Fixing America's Surface Transportation) Act.
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Congressman Garamendi Champions “Make It In America” for the California High Speed Rail Program

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), together with Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), praised the California High-Speed Rail Authority for the withdrawal of its request for Buy America waivers for component parts of its high-speed rail trains. The Authority had requested a waiver to allow the use of foreign components and foreign-sourced steel on up to 70 train sets. After extensive conversations with Congressman Garamendi, the Authority chose not to seek any exemptions to Buy America requirements
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Royce Pushes Level Playing Field for U.S. Insurers

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses about the importance of a U.S.-E.U. covered agreement to protect American insurance firms and consumers during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Impact of the U.S.-E.U. Dialogues on U.S. Insurance Markets.”
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House Passes Strong Legislation Co-Authored by Reps. John Garamendi and Duncan Hunter on GPS...

The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation co-authored by Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Ranking Member and Chairman respectively of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The bill would require the creation of a GPS backup system and commission a study to document the advantages of acquiring a heavy icebreaker fleet for the Coast Guard. Garamendi has previously introduced standalone legislation, such as H.R. 1678, to encourage development of a GPS backup
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Congressman Garamendi Praises Benicia Decision to Reject Crude Oil-by-Rail Facility, Renews Call for National...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) today praised the Benicia City Council for their unanimous 5-0 vote rejecting a proposed crude-oil-by-rail facility that would have been operated by Valero. The facility, if constructed, could have opened the spigot to a large number of dangerous and underregulated crude oil-by-rail trains traveling through neighboring 3rd District cities like Davis, Dixon, and Suisun
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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes Strong Legislation Co-Authored by Ranking Member Garamendi and...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hailed the passage by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of legislation that would require the creation of a GPS backup system and streamline the Coast Guard’s acquisition of a heavy icebreaker fleet. Garamendi has previously introduced standalone legislation, such as H.R. 1678, to encourage development of a GPS backup. This bill served as the basis for even stronger legislation, developed in bipartisan cooperation with Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), that has now passed the full Committee. The inclusion of both the GPS and heavy icebreaker provisions is a major milestone in a four-year-long effort by Reps. Garamendi and Hunter to address these critical national security issues
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Congress Members Garamendi & Matsui Attend Natomas Basin Project Ceremonial Signing

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento, CA) joined a number of local and federal leaders at the Natomas Basin Project ceremonial signing. The project, which is moving forward with federal support advocated by Congressman Garamendi, will provide a 100-year level or greater of flood protection for the more than 100,000 Sacramento and Sutter County residents who live in the Natomas Basin.<
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Congressman Garamendi, Coast Guard Subcommittee Ranking Member, Attends Change of Command Ceremony at Coast...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, attended the Change of Command Ceremony honoring the work of outgoing Commander Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray and incoming Commander Vice Admiral Fred M. Midgette
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At Garamendi’s Transportation Forum, Regional Transportation Leaders Identify Concerns that Need Federal and State...

This morning, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hosted a Transportation Forum featuring a number of local transportation decision makers and experts. Garamendi organized the meeting to develop a better understanding of district needs and identify inadequacies in funding, planning, and coordination.
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With Garamendi’s Assistance, Live Oak Secures $10 Million TIGER Grant for Streetscape Project

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is pleased to announce today that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded $10 million for the Live Oak Streetscape Project through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program
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Congressman John Garamendi Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Address California Drought and Water Infrastructure

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), the representative for 200 miles of the Sacramento River located in the 3rd Congressional District, introduced legislation that would modernize California’s water management policies and provide short-term and long-term solutions to alleviate California’s ongoing drought. The legislation is specifically designed to align with Proposition 1, the water bond recently passed by California voters. This will ensure that federal, state and local agencies will be able to fully coordinate on the implementation of the projects funded and authorized by the bill.
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Congressman Garamendi’s Maritime Advisory Committee Meets at Cal Maritime Economy for Wide-Ranging Conversation

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, convened his Maritime Advisory Committee at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. More than 50 people participated in the discussion, representing state and federal agencies, maritime businesses, and labor union
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Congressman Garamendi Plans to Introduce California Drought Legislation in House of Representatives

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City) announced his intention to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives that would address California’s prolonged drought. The bill, which mirrors legislation introduced by Senator Feinstein, would authorize $1.3 billion for long-term water solutions and short-term drought relief, all without violating California’s landmark environmental laws.
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Hundreds of Seniors Attend Garamendi’s Senior Roundtable Conversations

Since Wednesday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) has hosted senior center conversations in Orland, Yuba City, Davis, Vacaville, Rio Vista, and Fairfield. On Wednesday, he also honored a courageous World War II veteran, Private First Class Joe Montes, at an event at the Willows Senior Center.
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Congressman Garamendi Says No to Privatizing American Air Traffic Control Operations

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Subcommittee on Aviation, voted in committee against H.R. 4441, a bill to privatize American Air Traffic Control operations. This bill would give away billions of dollars of public infrastructure to an unaccountable private corporation, jeopardizing public safety and making air travel less accountable to passengers.
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Congressman Garamendi Announces Support of Senator Feinstein’s California Water Legislation

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City) announced his support of the “California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act,” as introduced, by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). This legislation would provide $1.3 billion for long-term solutions for water storage, desalination, and recycling.
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Northern California Congressman John Garamendi Introduces Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield), one of the handful of legislators invited to this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit, introduced the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015. This bill, a companion bill in the House with identical language to a Senate bill coauthored by all four Senators from Nevada and California, would provide $415 million over the next decade to advance the region’s highest-priority restoration projects

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