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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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REPS. THOMPSON, GARAMENDI ANNOUNCE LOW-INTEREST SBA LOANS TO HELP BUSINESS OWNERS AND HOMEOWNERS RECOVER FROM THE CLAYTON FIRE
Sep 7, 2016  Press Release Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and John Garamendi (CA-03) today announced that low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loans have been made available to business owners and homeowners impacted by the Clayton Fire. While there are no official estimates as to how many businesses and homeowners are eligible to receive these loans, we do know that the owners of the 189 homes and 8 commercial structures that were destroyed may be eligible to receive these loans should they choose to apply and meet SBA criteria. In some situations, renters may also be eligible to receive loans for personal property damages. “The low-interest loans made available by the SBA will help our business owners and our homeowners repair damages to their properties so that our businesses can reopen and folks can get back into their homes,” said Thompson.  “This is an important step in our recovery from the Clayton Fire an
SBA loans made available to Clayton Fire victims
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and John Garamendi (CA-03) on Wednesday announced that low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loans have been made available to business owners and homeowners impacted by the Clayton Fire. There are as yet no official estimates as to how many businesses and homeowners are eligible to receive these loans. “The low-interest loans made available by the SBA will help our business owners and our homeowners repair damages to their properties so that our businesses can reopen and folks can get back into their homes,” said Thompson. “This is an important step in our recovery from the Clayton Fire and I commend the SBA for their swift action to help our community get back on its feet.”     Businesses and nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to busines
Ramp connecting Interstate 80, State Route 12 to open soon
A new ramp in Fairfield connecting westbound Interstate 80 and westbound State Route 12 will be opening at the end of the month, according to the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans will begin shifting westbound I-80 traffic to the new ramp, which along with the new Green Valley Road overcrossing completes the first of seven phases of the I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project. Partners in this project, including Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority, City of Fairfield, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, California Transportation Commission and Federal Highway Administration, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to mark the milestone. Among other guests invited to the event were California Highway Patrol officers, Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine, Vacaville Vice Mayor Ron Rowlett and Dixon Mayor Jack Batchelor. ... These next segments are still in need of funding, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. You don’t eat an elephant in one bite, said Congres
Congress Members Garamendi & Matsui Attend Natomas Basin Project Ceremonial Signing
Today, 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. “The protection of the 100,000 residents that live in the Natomas Basin will be enhanced by this essential project. Lives in Sutter and Sacramento counties could be saved because of the work we’re celebrating today,” Congressman Garamendi said. “I was proud to champion this project when I served on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act Conference Committee, but this was a true team effort. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, leaders in the Army Corps of Engineers, and public servants throughout Sacramento and Sutter coun



 
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