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Congressman Garamendi Responds to Governor Brown’s Revised BDCP Water Policy
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), one of California’s strongest voices against the proposed twin tunnel project, today responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s reimagining of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), now separated into two projects: the so-called “California Water Fix” and “California Eco Restore”. “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.” Garamendi has consistently called for the twin tunnels to be scrapped in favor of water pro

Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization
"I am proud to introduce the bipartisan Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Reauthorization Act with Chairman Shuster, Chairman Hunter, and Ranking Member DeFazio. This legislation would provide budget stability for the Coast Guard, strengthening its ability to protect our nation and safeguard maritime commerce," said Ranking Member Garamendi. read more

Garamendi Votes Against Bill that would Escalate Modern Nuclear Arms Race and Make Shortsighted Cuts to Alternative Energy
Despite Serious Flaws, Bill Includes Local Water Projects that Garamendi Fought For WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted against H.R. 2028, the $35.4 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill passed by a 240-177 vote. The bill includes $8.7 billion to maintain America’s nuclear weapons stockpile, $526 million more than FY 2015. Garamendi fears this increase in spending to support our already bloated nuclear weapons program, particularly in the context of delicate diplomacy with Iran and Russia, could trigger a chain reaction that would accelerate a modern nuclear arms race. “While I fully support the water and flood protection projects in the bill, I strongly oppose the nuclear weapons appropriations, totaling $8.7 billion – $526 million more than Fiscal Year 2015,” said Congressman Garamendi. “I am extremely concerned that we are well into the first quarter of a nucle

Congressman Garamendi on Climate Change and Drought
Congressman Garamendi on Climate Change and Drought 4/16/15 On the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) calls for action to address climate change. Full remarks follow: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker.... From: RepGaramendi Views: 32 1 ratings Time: 01:03 More in News & Politics
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At Advancing Women’s Careers and Dreams Conference, Garamendi & Experts Discuss Status of Women in the Workplace in 2015
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) hosted the Advancing Women’s Careers and Dreams Conference in Davis, bringing together experts and dozens of accomplished women in business, non-profits, and public service. read more

Congressman Garamendi Discusses California Water and Oil by Rail Safety
Congressman Garamendi Discusses California Water and Oil by Rail Safety May 3, 2015 6:10PM. From: RepGaramendi Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 05:36 More in News & Politics

Congressman Garamendi Makes Case for Revitalization of American Shipbuilding Industry and American Jobs at Bay Planning Coalition Meeting in Oakland
"We have an opportunity to make sure that a very significant part of the American economy has an opportunity to blossom and grow - not just the shipyards - but the entire supply chain: electronics, engines, and more," Garamendi added. read more

Garamendi Urges Immediate Action to Keep Communities Safe at Oil-By-Rail Press Conference with Federal Railroad Acting Administrator Feinberg, Local and State Leaders
"Every day we delay the implementation of a stronger safety standard for the transport of Bakken crude oil-by-rail, lives and communities are at risk," Congressman Garamendi said. "We need the federal government to step in and ensure that the vapor pressure of transported crude oil is lower, making it more stable and safer to transport. We also need to upgrade and ensure the maintenance of rail lines, tank cars, brake systems, and our emergency response plans." read more

Local Water Projects Clear House Following Garamendi’s Extensive Work
WASHINGTON, DC – The Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that cleared Congress late Thursday night includes a number of local water projects that Garamendi has spent months and years fighting for. The bill makes substantial investments in local water projects that Congressman Garamendi has been closely working on. These projects include desperately needed levee improvements. “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

CBS Sacramento: Garamendi Advocates for Oil by Rail Safety
CBS Sacramento: Garamendi Advocates for Oil by Rail Safety 4/8/15 Congressman Garamendi holds a press conference to call for oil by rail safety measures and to introduce his bill to reduce the volatility of Bakken Crude prior to shipment. More: http://1.us... From: RepGaramendi Views: 12 0 ratings Time: 00:38 More in News & Politics

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Garamendi Warns of New Nuclear Arms Race during Defense Authorization Amendments Hearing
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday evening, during the House Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 1735, Committee Member Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) introduced and spoke in favor of a series of amendments that seek to better inform Congress about the costs and risks of America’s participation in a new nuclear arms race. The Republican majority on the Committee rejected every amendment introduced, even amendments that simply asked for reports from the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to better understand the total lifecycle costs of nuclear weapons programs. It is estimated that America’s nuclear weapons posture, as currently envisioned, will cost the nation more than a trillion dollars over 30 years, but the federal government does not currently consider the costs of these programs beyond ten years. “I think it's about time to pause for a moment and consider what

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