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.
Rep. Garamendi on federal firefighting funds Rep. Garamendi on federal firefighting funds
On September 6, Rep. Garamendi discussed the bipartisan bill to increase funds for California wildfires on CBS 13 News.
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House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill By Tim Hearden
SACRAMENTO — Two prominent California Democrats are again pressuring the House of Representatives’ Republican leadership to bring up a bill that would protect forest management in the federal wildfire disaster budget.
In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., urged that House Resolution 3992 be considered in the lame-duck session.
The bill by Reps. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., would force the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies to use contingency money rather than dipping into the forest management account when firefighting costs balloon beyond appropriated levels.
“This transfer takes much-needed funding from forest management and fire prevention efforts, resulting in an endless and vicious cycle of devastating wildfires, dangerous containment efforts,
Congressman Garamendi Running for Ranking Member of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee WALNUT GROVE, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, announced that he is running for Ranking Member of the full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Garamendi, one of Congress’ leading advocates for Make It In America policies, previously served as California’s Lieutenant Governor and President Bill Clinton’s Deputy Under Secretary of the Interior Department.
“A demonstrated ability to preserve Democratic ideals while working across the aisle to get things done will be crucial in the next Congress, and particularly in this Committee,” Garamendi wrote in a letter sent to the Democratic Caucus (linked here). “With major legislative initiatives on the horizon that include surface transportation, FAA, and Amtrak reauthorization, the Democratic transportation agenda calls for a strong, inclusive, proactive leader who looks beyond