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 California wildfire bill Rep. Garamendi on California wildfire bill
On September 7, Rep. Garamendi discussed the California wildfire bill on KCAL 9 News.
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Rep. Garamendi on why when Women Succeed, America Succeeds. Rep. Garamendi on why when Women Succeed, America Succeeds.
Rep. Garamendi highlights the contributions and successes of the 2014 Women of the Year honorees, and explains to the House of Representatives and the public that when Women Succeed, America Succeeds.
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Ranking Member Garamendi: Maritime Administration Title XI Loan Guarantee Energizes Shipbuilding Projects and Creates Hundreds of California Jobs MARYSVILLE, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, praised the Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for green lighting a $324.6 million Title XI loan guarantee to TOTE Shipholdings, Inc. to finance the construction of two container ships that will utilize liquefied natural gas as a propulsion fuel. The Title XI Loan Guarantee program promotes the growth and modernization of U.S. shipyards and the U.S. merchant marine by ensuring U.S. vessels are manufactured in U.S. shipyards by U.S. workers.
Congressman Garamendi said, “I commend Transportation Secretary Foxx and Maritime Administrator Jaenichen for this job-creating, business generating, and environment improving action. Every dollar guaranteed by the Maritime Administration generates $10 of private sector funding. This cost-effective approach to
Congressman Garamendi Speaks Up for Vital Missions at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases at Meeting with Senate and House Members on Defense Authorization Bill WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03) advocated for the missions at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases as he participated in a meeting with other Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to discuss the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House has passed its version of the NDAA and the Senate is expected to take up their version up later this year. The bicameral meeting was convened to hash out differences between the two bills.
Today, Garamendi met with General Darren W. McDew, the Commander of Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. They discussed Travis Air Force Base, halting the spread of ebola in West Africa, and ISIL.
Travis Air Force Base, located in Fairfield, performs an Air Mobility mission that involves conducting aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and rapidly transporting military assets around the world for both war fighting and humanitarian purposes. Beale Air Force Base, located near