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.
Water wars boil, and a rich guy buys a mobile mansion We open with John Garamendi’s vision of water legislation (it’s not happy), shift to mansion mobile homes, cursed airport lines, toxic substances, and Ron Nehring’s dim view of Donald Trump.
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, called from Washington warning that House Republicans are about to inundate Democrats with their solution to California’s water woes.
Judging from maneuvers by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and other San Joaquin Valley Republicans, he’s right. They attached their bills to increase Delta water deliveries and weaken environmental protections to appropriations bills.
“My constituents can’t and won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Water is not a luxury,” McCarthy said on the floor.
Garamendi said critics of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s water bill, and his version, both of which would protect the Endangered Species Act and Delta, “are about to learn a lesson about practical politics.”
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Congressman Garamendi Announces 3rd District U.S. Service Academy Entrants
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) held a reception last Friday honoring 11 students from the 3rd Congressional District whom he nominated and have been accepted into one of the nation’s five military service academies.
The young men and women competing for nominations this year include an outstanding group of individuals. While all applicants demonstrated the dedication, courage and aptitude necessary to excel at an academy, only a select few of the most qualified individuals are able to receive a nomination each year. Nominations are based on the applicant’s academic strength, extracurricular activities, and in-person interviews with Congressman Garamendi’s Academies Nomination Committee. Members of the Committee include service academy alumnus and current members of the military.
“Each year I have the privilege of nominating a select group of young men and women to four of the five service academies,” said Garamendi. “Our nation’s military se
Congressman Garamendi Honors Students Selected for CA State Summer School for the Arts Last week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) welcomed ten Yolo County students to the Pence Gallery in Davis who were selected to attend the 30th California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). CSSSA is a four-week art training program that offers students the opportunity to work and study under professional artists, writers, and performers. The CSSSA was created by then State Senator John Garamendi in 1985 as part of an effort to retain California’s young talents and provide training for future artists who may wish to pursue their arts as a career.
“I am proud to welcome these young artists into the CSSSA program. CSSSA offers a supportive environment to help a new generation of artists cultivate their skills, and make a career out of their passion,” Congressman Garamendi said. “During my time as a State Senator, I authored legislation that established CSSSA under the principles of enabling students of all backgrounds to receive art education,
San Joaquin Valley Republicans Defeat Efforts by Reps. Garamendi and McNerney to Stop the Twin Tunnels Today, Congressman Garamendi took his fight to stop the twin tunnels to the floor of the House, offering an amendment that would have barred any federal support for the project. Congressman McNerney followed suit with his own amendment in the same vein.
In a spirited debate with his colleagues from the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, Garamendi attacked the argument for the tunnels. “The tunnels are a deadly threat to the Delta and a wasteful boondoggle costing more than $15 billion while not creating one gallon of new water,” said Garamendi.
Garamendi also continued his attack on the legislation proposed by David Valadao (R-CA), which was amended into an energy bill passed by the Senate (S.2021). The Valadao legislation would gut the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the biological opinions that protect the Delta.
Congressman Garamendi’s floor speech on the twin tunnels can be viewed here.