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.
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On September 6, Rep. Garamendi discussed the bipartisan bill to increase funds for California wildfires on CBS 13 News.
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Come Join Us on Election Night! Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), who represents 3rd District Northern California communities in Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, will hold campaign events in several locations tomorrow for Election Day.
Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Demands Accountability, Says Congressman Garamendi in House Floor Amendment Click here for video of Congressman Garamendi speaking on his amendment to close an egregious loophole that puts American taxpayers on the line in the event of a TransCanada oil spill. (Click here for video of full debate on amendment)
WASHINGTON, DC – Today on the House Floor, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) offered the only amendment allowed to be considered for H.R. 3, a bill to override safety and environmental standards and automatically approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Under current law, oil sands imported into the U.S. are not subject to the excise tax on crude oil that pays for the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is used to cover the cost of cleanup from a spill. Garamendi’s amendment would require that TransCanada contribute to the Fund.
“If you break it, you buy it, and if you spill oil over the heartland of America, you should pay for its cleanup. In recent years, we have witnessed major pipeline breaks in Michigan, Arkansas, Montana