Winners of Congressional High School Art Competition Announced at Reception at Davis’ Pence Art Gallery
DAVIS, CA - On Friday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) was proud to announce the winners of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition in the 3rd District at the Pence Gallery in Davis. His office received more than 60 pieces this year - a new record for the 3rd District. This year’s competition was judged by Art Council Directors from Solano, Yolo and Yuba-Sutter counties.
The grand prize winner was Michael Hafferty, a Sophomore at Sutter Union High School, with his piece, “Aidan.” Michael’s work will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year in a gallery featuring winners from most Congressional districts in the country. Michael has also been awarded a free flight for him and a guest to Washington, DC where he will participate in a Capitol reception honoring the nation’s winners next month. He will be going with his art teacher, Stephen Tranberg.
“Congratulations to Michael Hafferty for winning this year’s competition. He has a rare gift,
Coast Guard Bill that Garamendi Co-Authored Passes House of Representatives WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1987) by a unanimous voice vote. Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, co-authored this bipartisan legislation and welcomed its passage. The bill supports and strengthens the Coast Guard in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, and protect marine resources. Garamendi’s statement submitted for the record is linked here.
“America’s Coast Guard and Merchant Marine play an indispensible role in our national security and economic prosperity. This bipartisan legislation supports their work and I applaud its passage,” said Ranking Member Garamendi. “H.R. 1987 would provide crucial budget stability for our Coast Guard, strengthening its ability to recapitalize its offshore fleets of ships and aircraft. The fun
Congressman Garamendi Responds to Governor Brown’s Revised BDCP Water Policy "The changes to the BDCP – now known as the California Water Fix and California Eco Restore – just confirm our fear that this project is not about restoring the environment," Congressman Garamendi said. "It is merely about stealing water by building a facility that will lead to the destruction of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The governor has jettisoned all pretense of enhancing the ecology of the Delta. The new plan released today represents a financial savings at the expense of fish, wildlife, the San Francisco Bay, and the Delta."
Congressmen Garamendi, Thompson Announce $467,000 Brownfields EPA Grant to Solano County Water Agency Grant to assess contamination from abandoned mines in Lake, Napa, Solano, and Yolo counties
DAVIS, CA – Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (CA-3) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside-Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group, a $467,378 federal grant to assess contamination from abandoned mines in Lake, Napa, Solano, and Yolo counties.
“This grant gives our communities the tools needed to clean abandoned mines, improve local water quality, protect public health, and support local businesses. It will also help us enjoy the great outdoors and strengthen Northern California’s tourism industry,” said Garamendi. “Thank you to the Solano County Water Agency and the Westside-Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group for taking on this important work.”
“Congratulations to the Solano County Water Agency and their partners on being awarded a brownfi
Local Water Projects Clear House Following Garamendi’s Extensive Work "The Energy and Water Appropriations Bill makes significant investments in a number of local water projects, including the Sacramento River Bank Protection, American River, Yuba River Basin, Hamilton City J-Levee, Suisun Bay Shipping Channel, Lower Cache Creek, and the Port of Stockton. Sites Reservoir’s feasibility study also moves forward in this bill," Congressman Garamendi said. "Clearly, when it comes to water appropriations, bipartisanship is still possible. It took literally hundreds of meetings and phone calls locally and in the Capitol, but long delayed water projects are finally moving forward."
Congressman Garamendi Cosponsors Transformational Transportation Bill: The GROW AMERICA Act WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), together with 19 Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democrats, introduced H.R. 2410, the Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act. The bill is a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill that provides robust funding to address our nation’s infrastructure crisis. Democrats offered this six-year, $478 billion bill as Congress must develop a long-term transportation bill this summer.
“I am proud to support this bold new vision for the future of American infrastructure and mobility. The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection,” said Congressman Garamendi, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. “We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to