Congressman John Garamendi

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
Congressman John Garamendi

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

Congressman Garamendi Gets Update on Travis Air Force Base Security, Talks to Travis Community...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today met with the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee, a community consortium that strives to build bridges between Travis Air Force Base, the local community, and civic leaders.

Congressman Garamendi Votes against Flawed Western Water Bill and Calls for Reaching Common Ground

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted against H.R. 2898, another partisan California water bill that overall would make California’s bad water situation even worse. At the same time, Garamendi acknowledged a few positive aspects of the legislation and reiterated a forceful call to find common ground to benefit all Californians.

Garamendi Calls for Long Term Transportation Solutions, Votes for Must Pass Short Term Stopgap

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the Ranking Member (leading Democrat) of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, today called on his colleagues to support H.R. 3064, the GROW AMERICA Act, introduced by Democratic leadership. He also voted for a short term extension of the Highway and Transit Trust Fund

Congressman Garamendi Responds to the Draft Environmental Documents on the Twin Tunnels

>Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), one of California’s strongest voices against Governor Brown’s so-called “twin tunnels” plan, commented on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now known as the California WaterFix.

Congressman Garamendi & Transportation Secretary Foxx Discuss Critical Sacramento Region Infrastructure Issues

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA3) met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Sacramento. They were also joined by Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA7), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA6), and officials from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). Garamendi, Bera, and Matsui all represent parts of the Sacramento region
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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

Congressmen Garamendi, Thompson Announce $467,000 Brownsfields EPA Grant to Solano County Water Agency

Congressmen John Garamendi (CA-3) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside-Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group, a $467,378 federal grant to assess contamination from abandoned mines in Lake, Napa, Solano, and Yolo counties.

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

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...

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

Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan GPS Backup Bill to Safeguard National Security, Economy & Public Safety

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, introduced the bipartisan National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Resilience and Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1678

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