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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, Coast Guard Subcommittee Ranking Member, Attends Change of Command Ceremony at Coast Guard Island Alameda
ALAMEDA, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, attended the Change of Command Ceremony honoring the work of outgoing Commander Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray and incoming Commander Vice Admiral Fred M. Midgette. Garamendi praised Vice Admiral Ray’s leadership and expressed confidence for the future of the Pacific Area under Vice Admiral Midgette. “Vice Admiral Ray has been an exceptional leader and his important work protecting the West will continue under Vice Admiral Midgette,” Garamendi said. “I look forward to working with Vice Admiral Midgette in our respective roles as the Coast Guard embraces new challenges from the Artic to the Pacific Rim.” The Pacific Area is the Coast Guard’s regional command element and force provider for maritime safety, security and stewardship in the Pacific. The command’s area of re
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
Reject policies advancing twin tunnels, Garamendi asks state agency
FAIRFIELD — Reject policies advancing the twin tunnels, Rep. John Garamendi has told the State Water Resources Control Board.   The state agency conducted a hearing Wednesday to consider adding three points of diversion along the Sacramento River to the North Delta for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project – changes seen as a precursor to advancing the twin tunnels, Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in a release.   A Garamendi staff member read the congressman’s letter as testimony for the record.   (READ FULL ARTICLE AT THE FAIRFIELD DAILY REPUBLIC)

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