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 Votes Against Misguided Bill that would Defund Law Enforcement "The recent tragedy in San Francisco underscores the need for local law enforcement and immigration enforcement to work together to make sure dangerous criminals don’t fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, this bill is not a solution. This bill would defund local law enforcement and risks damaging existing relationships between law enforcement and the immigrant communities they serve," Garamendi said.
Congressman Garamendi Meets with Local Start-Up Companies in Spirit of National Start-Up Day
Rep. Garamendi (center-left) meets with local startup leaders
DAVIS, CA– In the spirit of National Startup Day this past Wednesday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) visited Davis Roots, a non-profit startup business accelerator. Davis Roots cofounders Andy Hargadon (UC Davis Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship), Anthony Costello (Mytrus), and Joe DiNunzio (UC Davis Graduate School of Management) met with Congressman Garamendi to explain their public-private partnership model, which leverages the research, technology, and workforce from the University of California at Davis to incubate local start-ups.
The Davis Roots meeting included a presentation from three local startup companies: Foodfully, which provides an app designed to reduce food waste by providing automatic reminders and recipes to help cook food before it spoils; The Gift of Education, which provides an online crowdfunding platform for families and friends to securely contribute to children
Congressman Garamendi Gets Update on Travis Air Force Base Security, Talks to Travis Community Leaders "We are in the first quarter of a trillion dollar nuclear arms race," Garamendi said. "Before we embark on these incredibly expanded nuclear weapons programs, I want to know why. By voting down my amendments for more information on the costs and risks of our nuclear weapons strategy, a majority of my colleagues in Congress would prefer we just vote yes and wallow in ignorance. I don’t like ignorance."
Congressman Garamendi Applauds Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan Congressman Garamendi Applauds Environmental Protections Agency’s Clean Power Plan
WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of the Clean Power Plan (CPP):
“As a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, I believe that reversing the dangerous trends of global warming and climate change is the central challenge of our time. The Clean Power Plan will make significant progress towards reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change, while giving states the flexibility to meet the reduction goals set by the EPA in the way most convenient to them.
“Thanks to California’s forward-thinking environmental and energy policies, our state is already well on its way to meeting the emissions reductions goals required of us by 2030. I applaud the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama Administration for taking such bold action, and I congratulate Governor Brown and the C