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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Garamendi Votes to Prevent Transportation Shutdown Stopgap legislation fails to meet nation’s infrastructure needs
but prevents shutdown for local projects and prevents mass layoffs
WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted for H.R. 5021, a bipartisan bill that provides needed funding to continue transportation programs through May of 2015. The legislation is expected to prevent the Highway and Transit Trust Fund from going bankrupt in a few short weeks, which could lead to approximately 700,000 layoffs and delay 112,000 roadway projects nationally.
“This bipartisan legislation will keep our transportation system running, our businesses open, and American workers on the job. It earned my support because it defuses an immediate crisis of a transportation shutdown and gives us time to work on a needed multiyear transportation bill,” said Congressman Garamendi.
H.R. 5021 passed the House by a vote of 367-55. A similar measure has been appr
Garamendi Supports Bipartisan Job Training Reform Bill that Heads to President’s Desk Biggest Overhaul of Workforce Training System in Two Decades Set to Become Law
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) voted for the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (H.R. 803) which helps American workers attain skills for 21st century jobs, improves existing federal job training programs, and connects businesses with the skilled employees they need. The legislation, which passed the Senate by a 95-3 vote, just passed the House by a 415-6 vote and is expected to be quickly signed by the President.
“America is the land of second chances. When forces beyond our control knock us down, we get back up again,” said Congressman Garamendi. “This bipartisan job training bill will help American workers sharpen their skills to land secure middle-class employment at the businesses that need their skills. It will more effectively leverage the resources at our community colleges and bring more out-of-school youth and Americans with disabilities i