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Garamendi is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
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John Garamendi sits on the following committees:
Garamendi was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Garamendi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Arts, Culture, Religion (21%)Energy (16%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%)Transportation and Public Works (16%)Environmental Protection (11%)Education (11%)Armed Forces and National Security (11%)
Some of Garamendi’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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|Garamendi’s Vote||Vote Description|
|Aye||H.R. 3326: World Bank Accountability Act of 2017|
Jan 17, 2018. Passed 237/184.
If the World Bank doesn’t live up to some of its promises for supporting human rights, fighting terrorism, and promoting democracy, should the U.S. government withhold hundreds of millions dollars of funding? #### Context The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) lends billions of dollars ...
|Yea||H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017|
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
|Aye||H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...|
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
|No||H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act|
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
|Yea||H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015|
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
|Yea||H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015|
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
|Nay||H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015|
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
|No||H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015|
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
|No||H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012|
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
|No||H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act|
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Nov 2009 to Mar 2018, Garamendi missed 238 of 5,744 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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John Garamendi is pronounced:
jon // ga-ruh-MEN-dee
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Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) announced that he has been appointed to the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. He will continue serving on the Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. He was elected by his colleagues to continue as Ranking Member (leading Democrat) of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.
“On the Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure committees, I am well-positioned to help Northern California while focusing on two of my top priorities in Congress: implementing Make It In America policies to bring more manufacturing jobs back to America and ensuring a strong, efficient, and smart national security policy,” Garamendi said.
He added, “I am thankful that my Democratic colleagues have entrusted me with committees that tackle such a broad range of important issues. In this sharply divided Congress, we can at least expect that policies that encourage job creation, support our military and veterans, and advance education will be able to forge bipartisan coalitions, and I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats to show the American people that Congress can still work for them.”
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
The 3rd District has more than a thousand miles of flood levees protecting cities, family homes, agricultural land, and intercontinental transportation corridors, including Interstates 80 and 5 and Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor. By continuing to serve as one of two Northern California representatives on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Garamendi is positioned to continue his work bringing needed transportation projects, flood protection, and manufacturing jobs to our region.
“Last year, ICON Aircraft announced that it would be building its new global headquarters in Solano County, bringing with it an estimated 400 new jobs and $350 million in economic windfall to the region,” Garamendi said. “With my appointment to the Aviation Subcommittee, I look forward to working with companies like ICON, the FAA and other air manufacturing companies to bring more aviation-related jobs to Northern California and across America.”
“Returning to the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, I will continue tackling the myriad of important water issues facing the 3rd District, including levee construction and restoration,” Garamendi added. “I’m honored to continue serving as the Ranking Member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, helping to develop export-oriented growth strategies to bolster American farmers and manufacturers. In all these roles, I will look for every opportunity to help more people Make It In America.”
House Armed Services Committee
Congressman Garamendi represents two major military base communities in the 3rd Congressional District, Travis Air Force Base located in Fairfield and Beale Air Force Base located in Yuba County. Travis AFB performs Air Mobility missions that involve rapidly transporting military assets around the world for both combat missions and humanitarian purposes. Beale AFB conducts Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions to help our nation act upon foreign threats and humanitarian projects.
“Last year, as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I worked to prevent retirement of the U-2, Global Hawk and KC-10 fleets to protect the vital missions as Beale and Travis. My work has also helped preserve these critical assets that are so vital to our national security,” Garamendi said. “As our military continues to adapt to 21st century threats, I’m lucky to represent bases with missions vital to our ongoing security. I will continue doing everything in my power to make sure that Travis and Beale remain the center of America’s Air Mobility and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance requirements.
“I am also honored to be appointed to the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, which is responsible for ensuring our safety in the face of terrorist threats. I look forward to expanding my work on cybersecurity,” he added. “If hackers were to breach the computer systems of the Oroville Dam and release its floodgates, the results would be catastrophic. The entire Sacramento Delta region would be flooded and thousands of lives and farmland will be lost. That is why, as a member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, I intend on working with key infrastructure facilities to ensure their computer systems are secure.”