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 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 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
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 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.