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.
It’s Time for Seniors to Get a Fair COLA Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1251—The Fair COLA Act of 2017—in February. This bill would change the current price index used to calculate COLAs to one tailored around the lives and needs of retirees: the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E). This index actually reflects how retirees spend their money – especially in health care and housing. This commonsense proposal will help benefits keep up with costs and make Social Security work better for the people it serves. This bipartisan bill already has 33 co-sponsors – Republicans and Democrats who understand the current calculation is unfair.
Americans everywhere agree: Social Security is not an entitlement; it is a benefit seniors earn through decades of work building our nation’s economy. Seniors and retirees deserve to have a program that evolves along with their cost of living, and Congress can take a very simple step to make that a reality.
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Williams Town Hall Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) will host a Town Hall in Williams, CA to discuss the many critical issues before Congress and the Administration. Free and open to the public, all 3rd District residents are encouraged and invited to attend. Congressman Garamendi will deliver a brief update on the state of affairs in Washington, and then take questions from the audience. The venue is wheelchair accessible.