Congressman John Garamendi

Statement by Congressman John Garamendi on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case on Affordable...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), who served as California’s elected Insurance Commissioner for eight years, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in the case of King v. Burwell

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Drought, Invasive Species, and Conservation Measures for Bill on House Floor

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a former Deputy Secretary of the Interior Department, introduced amendments to a bill that appropriates funds for Interior, Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency for Fiscal Year 2016.

Statement on Introduction of Western Water Bill from House Republicans

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a former Deputy Secretary of the Interior Department, released the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, a bill from House Republicans that would significantly impact western water law

Garamendi Statement on Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical

Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) joined his colleagues on the Safe Climate Caucus in commending his Holiness Pope Francis for his Encyclical formally and powerfully calling for action to address the climate crisis


Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | California) made the following statement on today’s launch of the Homes for Heroes Program in downtown Los Angeles. Homes for Heroes is a partnership of the U.S. Veterans Administration, LA City Chamber of Commerce, United Way, LA Housing and Community investment Department, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles to encourage landlords to rent to homeless veterans.

Rep. Peters Fights for LGBT Non-Discrimination in Federal Transportation and Housing Programs

Late last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) proposed an amendment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for LGBT equality and non-discrimination provisions in federal transportation and housing programs. The amendment passed with bipartisan support on a 241-184 vote.

New Map of Garamendi’s Water Plan, Op-Ed in Sac Bee on ‘Little Sip, Big...

In case you missed it, the Sacramento Bee recently featured an op-ed by Congressman Garamendi titled, “Water Solution for California: Little Sip, Big Gulp’” (linked to and included below). The op-ed offers an alternative to the Governor’s so-called “California Water Fix.”


Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding today’s Gate Opening Ceremony, Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting, and Long Term Supportive Housing Grand Opening at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. The event is hosted by Robert A. McDonald, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“Essential Air Service” – Amendment to H.R. 2577

Congressman McClintock introduced an amendment to H.R. 2577 - FY16 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Act to eliminate funding for the "Essential Air Service" program. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 166 to 255.

Congressman Garamendi Cosponsors Transformational Transportation Bill: The GROW AMERICA Act

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), together with 19 Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democrats, introduced H.R. 2410, the Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act. The bill is a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill that provides robust funding to address our nation’s infrastructure crisis. Democrats offered this six-year, $478 billion bill as Congress must develop a long-term transportation bill this summer

House of Representatives Approves Rep. Huffman’s Effort to Support West Marin Affordable Housing

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved his proposal to increase the availability of badly-needed affordable housing in West Marin, by giving the County of Marin exclusive first rights to purchase a roughly 30-acre property in Point Reyes Station currently owned by the Coast Guard. The County intends to work with local partners to repurpose the property as affordable housing and community space


Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) expressed his thanks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for hosting a community-wide Homeless Veteran Town Hall. The Town Hall was held in the Wadsworth Theater located on the West LA VA campus. It was well attended by veterans, community members, providers and interested parties. The Town Hall focused on the steps the VA has taken during the first 100 days since the release of “Veterans Homelessness Strategy and Action Plan for Greater Los Angeles: Key Strategies.”

Honda Secures Bart Funding In Otherwise Flawed Transportation Funding Bill

Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, secured the full $150 million funding needed for 2016 work on the BART extension to Silicon Valley in the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee’s funding bill for fiscal year 2016.

Elica Health Center awarded 700K to open new Arden-Arcade health center for homeless, under-served

Sacramento's Elica Health Centers (Elica), has been awarded $700,000 in federal funds to a operate a new permanent health center in the Arden-Arcade area, a project for which Congressman Ami Bera advocated.

Bera fights for emergency drought relief with amendment to water bill

Earlier today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., offered the final amendment to the energy and water funding bill for fiscal year 2016 (H.R. 2028) to bring more emergency drought relief to California families, farmers, and small businesses. The amendment also sought to help communities modernize their water infrastructure to use their water more efficiently and prepare for future droughts. Click here to watch his remarks supporting the amendment on the House floor.

Rep. Huffman Effort to Support West Marin Affordable Housing Advances in House of Representatives

Visual Text Huffman: “This bill provides an opportunity for working families to stay in the region without impacting the existing landscape.” WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, ...

Congressman Garamendi Responds to Governor Brown’s Revised BDCP Water Policy

Visual Text WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), one of California’s strongest voices against the proposed twin...

Rep. Lowenthal, Stakeholders Issue ‘Call to Action’ on Critical Need for Long-term Freight Infrastructure...

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) joined with Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and major goods movement leaders from both the public and private sector in calling for immediate action by Congress to pass a surface transportation reauthorization bill that specifically includes dedicated funding for rebuilding and upgrading our nation’s crumbling freight infrastructure

Garamendi Urges Immediate Action to Keep Communities Safe at Oil-By-Rail Press Conference with Federal...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, hosted a press conference in Davis to urge the implementation of stronger safety standards for hazardous material transported by rail, especially Bakken crude oil. Sensitive infrastructure and 16 million Americans are near these railroad shipment lines


Visual Text WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 8, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement in light...

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