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American politician and the U.S. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district - member of the Democratic Party.
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ENG: John Raymond Garamendi (born January 24, 1945) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Garamendi was the California State Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998, and the California State Insurance Commissioner again from 2003 to 2007. He then served as the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from January 8, 2007 until he was elected to Congress in November 2009. Garamendi was temporarily a candidate for Governor of California in the 2010 election after announcing his candidacy on July 31, 2008. However, he suspended his candidacy on April 29, 2009, to run for Congress in the 10th congressional district. This seat was ...
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Garamendi urges Senate to pass home lending reform


Few places in the country have been harder hit by the housing crisis than western Contra Costa County. That is where Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, was Tuesday, urging the Senate to pass comprehensive home lending reform. Carmela and Troy Hess worry they will lose their Concord home unless they can reach an agreement with the bank to keep it. Troy is a disabled firefighter and paramedic injured rescuing people from a burning building in Oakland in 2004. "I blew out my right knee, my right hip, and my lower back," said Troy. "And that was pretty much the end of my ...


Garamendi: I’ll run to represent new district


The ink’s not yet dry on new congressional district maps, but Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has announced he’s ready to represent Davis. If the California Citizens Redistricting Committee votes Aug. 15 to approve its final maps, the new 3rd Congressional District would include all or portions of Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter and Yuba counties. “This is a district composed of industrious farmers, entrepreneurs, businesses, two of the finest Air Force bases in America, one of the greatest universities in the world at UC Davis and two outstanding ...


Garamendi and His Daughter Received Degrees from University


The Congressman was honored with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and daughter, Elizabeth, received a medical degree Congressman John Garamendi delivered the keynote address at Ross University's graduation for the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine June 10 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. His daughter, Elizabeth, was among the graduates who received their medical degrees. The Congressmanwas honored witha degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. ... Source: reuters.com


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Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order Requiring Background Checks
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City) issued the following comment on President Obama’s Executive Order on gun safety background checks:   “Universal background checks are overwhelmingly supported by the American public,” said Congressman Garamendi. “While only an act of Congress can guarantee universal background checks and fully close the gun show loophole, President Obama’s Executive Orders will respect the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, expand background checks on gun purchases, step up enforcement of existing gun laws, and provide $500 million for mental health services.”  
New Cruise Missile Capability Debated
In testimony to the strategic forces subcommittee on April 15, 2015, Robert Scher, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities, said an additional rationale for the new ALCM is to preserve the president’s ability to respond “to a limited or large-scale failure of deterrence,” but did not provide details. In a Dec. 14 statement to Arms Control Today, Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), a member of the strategic forces panel, said claims that the new cruise missile will provide the president with more flexible response options “accept that a nuclear conflict could be controlled through the deliberate use of nuclear force.” He said he disagreed with that approach because “[t]here is no such thing as a limited nuclear war.” A Senate Republican staffer offered a different view in a Dec. 15 email. In developing the new missile, the United States should be prepared to match “Russia’s new emphasis” on the use of tactical nuclear weapons “to de-escala
Congressman Garamendi Gets Update on Travis Air Force Base Security, Talks to Travis Community Leaders
"We are in the first quarter of a trillion dollar nuclear arms race," Garamendi said. "Before we embark on these incredibly expanded nuclear weapons programs, I want to know why. By voting down my amendments for more information on the costs and risks of our nuclear weapons strategy, a majority of my colleagues in Congress would prefer we just vote yes and wallow in ignorance. I don’t like ignorance." read more
Congressman Garamendi Votes Against Misguided Bill that would Defund Law Enforcement
"The recent tragedy in San Francisco underscores the need for local law enforcement and immigration enforcement to work together to make sure dangerous criminals don’t fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, this bill is not a solution. This bill would defund local law enforcement and risks damaging existing relationships between law enforcement and the immigrant communities they serve," Garamendi said. read more



 
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