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's Statement on Water Bond Passage in California State Legislature "We are in the midst of a drought and will certainly face many more in the years ahead. It took extensive work from Governor Brown and his staff and bipartisan cooperation in the legislature to move us forward. Yesterday, in an attempt to help California meet our water needs, the California legislature overwhelmingly passed a $7.5 billion water bond. It makes investments in water infrastructure, and it does not include funding for the twin tunnels boondoggle," Congressman Garamendi said.
Garamendi Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Sending Letter to Speaker Boehner & Leader Pelosi Urging Vote on ISIS War in November WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the Congressional leaders to call a vote for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS when Congress returns to session in November.
“We respectfully ask that you bring an authorization regarding U.S. military operations in Iraq, and if necessary, Syria, before the House for consideration when the Congress reconvenes in November,” the lawmakers wrote.
Signatories to the letter have diverse viewpoints on the wisdom of the conflict and the exact strategy that should be pursued, but the bipartisan Members all agree that a vote is required to “uphold the Constitutional and institutional responsibilities of the U.S. House of Representatives.”
The signatories include Congress Members James McGovern (D-MA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Wal
Garamendi with Double Digit Lead in Latest Poll A recent survey of likely voters in California’s 3rd Congressional District shows John Garamendi to be a strong candidate who is poised to win re-election in November. Garamendi leads his Republican opponent by 12-points (46 percent to 34 percent) – his candidacy is strengthened by a solid base of Democratic voters, and he benefits from a significant gender gap as he holds a large lead with women.
Rep. Garamendi on California wildfire bill Rep. Garamendi on California wildfire bill
On September 7, Rep. Garamendi discussed the California wildfire bill on KCAL 9 News.
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