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.
Congressman Garamendi Meets with Local Leaders in Yuba-Sutter for Far Ranging Conversation on Regional Needs
Left to Right: Live Oak Vice Mayor Aleksandar Tica, Congressman John Garamendi, and Yuba City Councilmembers Shon Harris and Manny Cordoza discuss Yuba-Sutter needs at meeting today.
YUBA CITY, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) met with public officials in the Yuba-Sutter region to discuss many important issues facing the community. The discussion focused on generating economic development at the local and federal levels, improving local transportation and water infrastructure, and preserving and enhancing the missions at Beale Air Force Base, protecting public safety and address the homelessness crisis. Congressman Garamendi was joined by Yuba City Councilmembers Manny Cordoza and Shon Harris, and Live Oak Vice Mayor Aleksandar Tica.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to meet with public servants in the Yuba-Sutter region to learn about how I can best address the interests of this community in Congress,” Congressman Garamendi said.
Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on Trump’s Memorandum Reorganizing the National Security Council WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman John Garamendi, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement regarding Donald Trump’s decision to appoint his presidential campaign advisor to the National Security Council and downgrade the roles of his senior military and intelligence advisors:
"Donald Trump's memorandum reorganizing the National Security Council (NSC) flagrantly violates a fundamental tenet of national security. It makes Steve Bannon, his presidential campaign chairman and scion of the alt-right, a permanent member of the NSC and a standing member of the Principals Committee meeting, where our nation's most consequential national security decisions are made. Worryingly, it also diminishes the roles of the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the President's chief intelligence and military advisors, in these critical meetings.
“Senator Arthur Vandenberg's view that 'we must stop partisan politics at the wa
Editorial: Air Force’s key decision on Travis a big win Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, declared that “this decision demonstrates the Air Force’s commitment to Travis as a base that will continue to play a crucial role in our national defense for many decades to come. The future of Travis today is more secure than ever. Its community support, infrastructure, personnel and geographic location make it the ideal choice to base the KC-46A tanker.”
Garamendi explained that besides a necessary environmental report the KC-46As coming to Travis is “essentially a done deal” and will replace the KC-10 extender. He added that other environmental reports have been completed that didn’t prevent Travis from being selected, so he doesn’t believe anything will be different with the next one. Travis was the “best option for the West Coast.”
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Yuba-Sutter AgPlus Rural Small Business Workshop Congressman Garamendi will deliver the opening remarks at the Yuba-Sutter AgPlus Rural Small Business workshop, a forum connecting food and agriculture businesses with helpful resources and financing information. This event is targeted to food businesses in the Yuba, Sutter, and surrounding counties with under 50 employees, including growers, ranchers, processors, distributors, and others. For more information on the event, please call our office at (530) 753-5301.