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 Helps Introduce House Comprehensive Immigration Bill Garamendi said, "In my district, we have students from foreign countries we should be eager to embrace as Americans, yet far too often once they graduate, they’re forced to leave the country and use their knowledge and talents elsewhere. We have DREAMers, brought to this country at a very early age, eager to go to college or join the military in the only country they’ve ever known as home. We have farmers with their backs against the barn wall, too often stuck with the decision to hire undocumented immigrants or let their fields go fallow. We have families, living as productive members of our community for decades, worried that father and daughter will be torn apart with a knock on the front door. Our immigration system is broken. It’s time to fix it."
Garamendi Named to Conference Committee on Water Infrastructure Bill, Important for Region WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA3), whose district includes approximately 200 miles of the Sacramento River, was named to the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) Conference Committee. The bicameral bipartisan group is charged with reconciling differences between the House and Senate passed versions of the legislation. WRDA authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for flood protection, ports, waterways, drinking water, environmental restoration, dams, and levee projects.
Congressman Garamendi issued the following statement:
“I’m honored to be selected for the Water Resources and Development Act Conference Committee. This bill is critical for California. WRDA authorizes both flood protection projects that save lives and property and needed improvements for our ports and waterways. Rebuilding our crumbling water infrastructure is crucial for American businesses, creating jobs in construction and agriculture while strengthening our ability to exp
Garamendi Fights for Medicare & Health Care Access Garamendi Fights for Medicare & Health Care Access
On June 1st, 2011, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) spoke on the House floor against Republican efforts to destroy Medicare and weaken health car...
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