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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 Hosts Community Discussion on Women in the STEM Workforce
FAIRFIELD, CA - Congressman John Garamendi’s (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) women’s advisory committee, the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), today hosted a community conversation on helping women enter advanced careers in Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering (STEM) and overcome workplace discrimination. “The question we have as a society is ‘Why?’ Why aren’t women entering higher paying fields like STEM in a way that will give them an opportunity to find their way into the sector of the economy that is the most rapid growing, that provides the greatest opportunities for advancement, and that helps our economy with its enormous need for STEM-educated workers,” Congressman Garamendi said. “One of the issues that has been made clear to us is engagement and mentorship to help women stay interested and stay involved.” The first guest speaker at the event was Pam Marrone, CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovation, a Davis company focused on discovering
Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Brussels
FAIRFIELD, CA - Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) issued the following statement in response to this week’s terrorist bombing in Brussels, Belgium: “Local forces in Iraq and Syria, backed by coalition training and equipment, are making steady progress in eroding ISIS’ capabilities. But Tuesday’s deplorable bombing in Brussels makes clear that they are still a threat at home and abroad. A month ago, as part of my duties on the House Armed Services Committee, I traveled to Paris and Brussels to meet with key ministers of our NATO allies to discuss how we can improve security cooperation and defend against terrorism. These conversations are now especially relevant.” “As ISIS continues to stagnate locally in the face an aggressive American air campaign and ground pressure from coalition forces, they will likely become more reliant on terrorism to scare Europe and the United States into giving up the fight. That will never happen. Neither the United
Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
“Judge Merrick Garland is the chief judge of the District of Columbia Circuit Court, making him exceptionally well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. He is universally thought to possess a restrained judicial temperament, and he was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate to his current position,” said Congressman Garamendi. “The American people deserve to learn more about Judge Garland through confirmation hearings, but Senate leadership has refused to act.” “The Constitution is clear: The President has the responsibility to nominate a candidate, and the Senate has the responsibility to schedule a hearing and a vote, regardless of when the next election is. I urge the Senate to fulfill its obligation under the Constitution and give Judge Garland the fair confirmation process he and the American people deserve.”
Pentagon Leaders Defend Nuclear Triad Overhaul
Members of the House Armed Services Committee questioned leaders from the Air Forceand Navy about the proposed overhaul of what is known as America's nuclear triad -- a three-pronged system consisting of strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The endeavor -- which is scheduled to cost billions over the next two decades -- has many lawmakers looking for ways to reduce costs at a time when all the services are struggling with maintain the readiness and modernization of their conventional forces. "We are going to spend $3.3 billion on every single one of the nuclear weapons," Rep. John Garamendi, D-California, said at the March 16 hearing. "The question that we need to ask ourselves is are we prepared to send all of you on a mission of spending close to a trillion dollars over the next 25 years on revamping and rebuilding our entire nuclear arsenal and delivery systems? "The question is what are the really important things

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