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.
Local Leaders Endorse John Garamendi for Congress “I am honored to have the continued support of our elected representatives and community leaders in the 3rd Congressional District,” said Congressman Garamendi. “Working together, we’ve been able to accomplish much for this district and the state, and it’s my privilege to have them as local partners. This district is blessed to have so many people working to make life better in our region.”
Congressman Garamendi Fights for American Jobs in Transportation Bill Garamendi offers his Make It In America amendment. Click here to watch video.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) offered amendments to the FY 2015 Transportation Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Act that would spur the growth of U.S. jobs by strengthening Buy America laws. The requirement that federal taxpayer dollars are spent on U.S. manufacturing is currently too weak causing the outsourcing of thousands of jobs. Garamendi’s amendments would close loopholes in the law, so that the money we invest in public works stays here at home.
While Garamendi fought to create American jobs and boost economic growth, the Appropriations bill itself would take this nation in the opposite direction. The legislation fails to address the need to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and to recover from our nation’s housing crisis. For that reason, Garamendi voted against it. The House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 229 to 192.
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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Congressman Garamendi Praises Plan to Help 5 Million Student Loan Borrowers Pay Off College Debt WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a former University of California Regent and California State University Trustee who represents the UC Davis community in Congress, praised President Obama's decision to ease the crushing burden of college loan debt for five million student borrowers.
Under the President's plan, being drafted by the Department of Education with a planned implementation by December 2015, an estimated five million borrowers with federal student loans will be able to cap their monthly payments at just 10 percent of their income.
"No one should be priced out of an education. Student loan debt is out of control in America. It's preventing students with loans from taking the entrepreneurial risks that jumpstart economies, stopping students from taking public service jobs, and causing many students to think twice before enrolling in the college education that could forever improve life for them and their families," Garamendi said.