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."
Representative John Garamendi’s Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Resignation WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) issued the following statement on Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he will be resigning from Congress:
“Speaker Boehner’s resignation is a significant loss for the House of Representatives and for America. For five years, he has had a difficult task leading a fractured Republican caucus.
"His life after October will surely be easier. He deserves that after 24 years of service to his Ohio constituents, to America, and to the House of Representatives. Mr. Boehner is a gentleman with a kind heart whom I have always respected.”
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 Votes against Flawed Western Water Bill and Calls for Reaching Common Ground "At its core, this bill is part of a partisan campaign that sounds like a broken record. Yet again, the House brings up legislation that tries to steal Northern California water and send it to part of the Western San Joaquin Valley. H.R. 2898 would imperil jobs in fishing, small businesses in the tourism sector, and agriculture in the Delta region while devastating the environment," Congressman Garamendi said.
Garamendi Honors 35 Incredible Women at His 2nd Annual Women of the Year Awards Discussion Focused on Wage Gap, Women in STEM, Other Issues Important to 3rd District Women
WOODLAND, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) and his Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) yesterday held his office’s second annual Women of the Year Awards ceremony. At the event, held at Woodland Community College, 35 incredible 3rd District women were honored for their contributions to their communities.
“Today, we’re identifying and celebrating women who are outstanding leaders, women who have contributed to the betterment of their communities,” Garamendi said. “The women we honor today come from many backgrounds. Some are mentors in their profession. Others are tireless volunteers for charity. Every single one has made a real difference and transformed lives.”
The complete list of Women of the Year awardees is below. Bios of the women are available here.
Following the award presentation, Congressman Garamendi facilitated a discussion with the 170 peopl