Contact Information California 3rd District House Representative John Garamendi (D)

Contact Informantion California 3rd District House Representative John Garamendi (D)
Contact Informantion California 3rd District House Representative John Garamendi (D)

Birth Date:  01/24/1945

Political Experience

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2009-present
  • Former Senate Majority Leader, California State Senate
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2020
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of California, 2006-2009
  • Senator, California State Senate, 1976-1991
  • Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1974-1976

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2368 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

 

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Davis, CA 95616

1261 Travis Boulevard
Suite 130
Fairfield, CA 94533

 


About Quick Review Below

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What Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Supports/Does Not Support Issue
Administrative Priorities
Abortion Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?    Pro-Choice
Affirmative Action
Agriculture
American Terrorist Groups
Art
Banking
Black Lives Matter
Budget In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?     Supports

Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?    Supports

Business
Campaign Finance Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?    Supports
Candidate
Child Tax Credit
Children
Civil Rights
Constitution
Consumer
CoronaVirus
Corporate Accountability
COVID-19
Crimes Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?    Does Not Support
Death Penalty
Democratic Party
Disability
Drug Policy
Economy Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?     Supports

Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?    Does Not Support

Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?      Supports

Education Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?     Unknown Position
Election
Electoral College
Employment
Energy Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?       Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?     Supports

Environment Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?       Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?     Supports

Executive Branch
Family Value
Filibuster
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid
Free College
Gambling and Gaming
Gender Identity
Government Spending
Green New Deal
Gun Reform Do you generally support gun-control legislation?     Supports
Health Care Insurance
Health Care Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)      Does Not Support

Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?     Supports

High Speed Internet
Housing
Immigration Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?     Does Not Support

Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?      Does Not Support

Incumbent
Indigenous People
Infrastructure
International Policy
January 6, 2021 Riot
Judicial Branch
Justice System
K-12 Education
KKK
Labor Union
Legal
Legalizing Marijuana
Legislative Branch
LGBQ
Marriage
Medical Debt
Medicare For All
Military Budget
Military
Military Spending Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?   Does Not Support
Minor Children
Miscellaneous
Monetary Policy
Money In Politics
National Resource
National Security Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?     Unknown Position

Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?    Supports

Oil and Gas
Political Corruption
Puerto Rico
QAnon
Religion
Reproductive Health Care
Republican Party
Science
Senior Citizens
Social Security
Stem Cell Research
Tax Increases For The Rich
Tax
Tax On Extreme Wealth
Technology and Communications
The Proud Boys
Trade Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?   Supports
Traitor
Transportation
Tribal Nations
Unemployment
Veteran Affairs
Veteran
Violated Their Oath
Voting
Wage
Wall Street Reform
War
Whistleblower
White Supremacist
Whistleblower
Wildlife
Women’s Rights

 


After Reading John Garamendi’s  Questions and Answers

 


Issue Positions

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Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?     Pro-Choice

  • Co-sponsored HR 2975 – Women’s Health Protection Act.
  • Rated 0% by the National Right to Life Committee.
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?     Supports
  • “Under this bill, fat cats win and you lose. Half of the money from this $1.5 trillion tax scam go to America’s richest one percent. Meanwhile, taxes on the middle class will go up. Over 18,000 people in my district will no longer be able to deduct their medical costs. 128,000 of my constituents will be barred from deducting their state and local taxes. Graduates will be barred from deducting the interest on their student loans. And all of it is being done to allow multimillionaires, major corporations, and the Trump family to get a massive tax break.” (garamendi.house.gov)
  • “In December, Congress passed and the President signed the largest tax scam in America’s history. Our friends on the Republican side sold the tax bill to the American public as relief for middle-income families. President Trump went further to say that working families could expect a $4,000 to $7,000 raise due to the lowering of tax burdens on companies.”

Budget: Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Supports

  • “Every American who worked hard and played by the rules deserves to retire with dignity. All of us deserve the peace of mind that comes when basic necessities are covered through Medicare and Social Security. I have stood against Congressional Republican efforts to dismantle Medicare and privatize Social Security, because these institutions have done a remarkable job of ending desperate poverty among our seniors.”
  • Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
  • Signed a letter stating: “As the fiscal year 2017 budget process begins, we urge you to reject proposals that would harm Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or domestic discretionary programs that protect the financial and health well-being of American seniors and their families.”

Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?    Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “As negotiations over the omnibus agreement continue, we urge you to resist any attempt to include a controversial campaign finance provision relaxing political party coordination limits. This change would be a travesty coming on the heels of last year’s erosion of the limits on big donor contributions to the parties. Americans have a right to expect that political parties and candidates will answer to them, but this change in the law would only further surrender the party apparatus to the influence of millionaires and billionaires.”
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019.

Crime: Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?    Does Not Support

  • “House Dems passed the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act. It’s time for the Senate to take it up. Join us in sending a message to Trump and Senate Republicans that we need comprehensive police reform NOW.” (www.facebook.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?     Does Not Support

  • Rated 5% by Center for Security Policy.
  • “Every year, the House Armed Services Committee goes through an exhaustive, bipartisan process to set policy for our Armed Forces. This bill authorizes $716 billion in defense spending, by far the largest defense bill authored by the Committee. As a member of the Committee, I’m satisfied that we have produced legislation that provides our men and women in uniform the support they need to successfully prosecute our nation’s armed conflicts and defend us against all the threats our country faces. Our Committee works the way the public expects Congress to work: A truly bipartisan bill, amended over long hours of debate and negotiations, in pursuit of shared goals. I’m pleased with many aspects of this bill. It provides our men and women in uniform with their highest pay raise in a decade. It requires certain ship components to be manufactured within the National Technology and Industrial Base, which further enhances our national security and creates domestic jobs. It makes needed reforms to laws that define the roles and responsibilities of the Coast Guard, and creates an independent commission to study military aviation safety in light of a series of recent incidents.”
  • “The FY2020 budget request represents a significant increase in defense spending,” Garamendi continued. “I am concerned that the Department of Defense is overly focused on long-term readiness through modernization programs and is not placing enough emphasis on investing in near-term readiness accounts that support training and sustainment of existing weapon systems.”

Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?      Supports

  • “This is an important bill. When we couple this with the Buy American/Make It In America, we have an opportunity to really move forward the American economy, not only with the infrastructure jobs, but also with the manufacturing that could follow along.”
  • “If enacted into law, this extreme Tea Party-inspired budget would wreck havoc on my district and communities across America. Construction on levees in flood prone Sacramento Valley communities would be delayed. College students would shoulder even more debt. Agricultural researchers at UC Davis would see their groundbreaking work halted.”
  • “It should be easier for Americans to start a small business or work for themselves from home. Part of this means increasing high speed Internet access in our rural communities. In Congress, I secured $200 million in broadband Internet grants for rural California.” (www.facebook.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act”

Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?     Does Not Support

  • “I’m also fighting to make our tax system work for self-employed Americans, instead of creating massive windfall tax breaks for giant corporations that need it the least.” (www.facebook.com)
  • “In December, Congress passed and the President signed the largest tax scam in America’s history. Our friends on the Republican side sold the tax bill to the American public as relief for middle-income families. President Trump went further to say that working families could expect a $4,000 to $7,000 raise due to the lowering of tax burdens on companies.”

Economy: Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?    Supports

  • “There’s so much on the line for small businesses, families and health care workers that are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. I’m heading back to Washington to vote for a bill that will provide much-needed financial relief to small businesses, support health care workers with additional PPE, and ramp up our nation’s testing program.” (www.facebook.com)
  • “The legislation includes the following provisions to benefit Americans: Billions for businesses in underserved rural, urban and tribal communities. The legislation expands small business support beyond the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $50 billion for emergency disaster lending, translating into more than $350 billion in loans, and $10 billion in emergency disaster grants.”
  • “Today, Rep. Garamendi returned to Washington, D.C. and voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a $484 billion emergency relief package to support small businesses, hospitals and health care workers, and to expand testing for COVID-19 nationwide.”

Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?    Unknown Position

  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association.
  • Endorsed by National Education Association.

Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?    Supports

  • “The Sites Reservoir Project would increase storage capacity north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, improving resiliency in our statewide water system, and helping to advance California’s renewable energy goals with the pumped-storage component planned for phase II of the project.”
  • Signed a letter stating “We are writing on behalf of the 80,000 Americans employed by the U.S. wind industry, representing jobs in all fifty states, to ask that you promptly extend the current law Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Wind now provides power to over 15 million American homes, as well as to many thousands of farms and businesses.” (loebsack.house.gov)
  • “Congressman Garamendi is a passionate advocate for investments in clean energy” (www.garamendi.org)

Energy and Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?    Supports

  • “Go after the carbon emissions, reduce those carbon emissions. Take whatever action we need to do and much of that is already under way certainly here in California with the cap and trade program.”
  • Signed a letter stating “Thank you for your leadership in responding to the serious challenge of climate change. We applaud and support your Climate Action Plan, the joint announcement with China establishing ambitious carbon pollution reduction targets, and the national commitment to the Green Climate Fund. These actions are critical to protect Americans from the most dangerous effects of climate change.”
  • “You can debate whether this drought is or is not the result of climate change, but you cannot debate the fact that CO2 in our atmosphere is approaching 400 parts per million. This is a real problem. We need to address it with very strong, powerful legislation here in Congress, most of which has not been done.”

Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?   Supports

  • “Today at noon, I will make a statement about the need for gun safety reform via Facebook on my campaign page. #DisarmHate.” (twitter.com)
  • “I’m a rancher and gun owner, and I value the Second Amendment, but there is no place for the sound of automatic weapons fire on our streets. I do not believe that massacres such as what happened last night should be the price we pay for our constitutional freedoms. I believe that Congress can and should take actions to make Americans safer, and this debate is long past due.”
  • “I’m sitting on the House Floor until the House can vote on gun safety. #NoBillNoBreak #NoFlyNoBuy” (twitter.com)

Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?    Does Not Support

  • “This week I spoke at a rally against the Senate #TrumpCare bill that would increase the uninsured rate in California by 139%, and take us back to the dark days when insurance companies could charge exorbitantly higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.” (www.facebook.com)
  • “Under the Affordable Care Act, we have seen America’s uninsured rate fall to the lowest levels in U.S. history. Millions of Americans now have access to quality health care. Seniors now have access to a free annual wellness check up to identify health problems early, and the Medicare Part D prescription drug donut hole will completely close by 2020, helping seniors afford life saving medications.” (www.garamendi.org)

Health Care: Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?    Supports
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • “When #women succeed, America succeeds. We need a living wage, equal pay for equal work, paid medical leave, good child care.” (twitter.com)

Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?     Does Not Support
  • “Absolutely not. I mean this is — this is crazy — among the many crazy things. And by the way, Mr. President, you are trying to keep your campaign promise of building a border wall. How about the rest of the promise, Mr. President? You said Mexico will pay for it. No, no. You’re going to take that money out of the military, out of military preparedness, out of the necessary weapons and ammunition that our military needs so that you can build your border wall? Maintain just one half of your promise? Let’s stop this. Let’s be very, very rational here. First of all, a border wall $28 billion — it borders on insanity to do that. And by the way, most of the drugs captured are captured on the high seas by the Coast Guard. Ten times more than are captured on the land. This is just beyond, beyond being foolish”
  • “It is grossly irresponsible of President Trump to redirect money that’s necessary to support and strengthen military installations around the world to pay for his vanity wall.” (votesmart.org)

Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?     Does Not Support

  • “President Trump’s administration has taken DACA recipients hostage and separated families in an attempt to force Congress to submit to damaging changes to our nation’s legal immigration system,” said Garamendi. “Fresh off the failure of the Goodlatte bill last week, Republican leadership attempted to pass a bill that’s even worse–and they got the result they deserved. The bill explicitly takes DACA recipients hostage in exchange for President Trump’s border wall. Even worse, the bill allows indefinite detention of migrant families, including children, without a guarantee of due process. I saw visited and investigated those facilities firsthand last Saturday: they are a moral outrage, and any immigration legislation must address this issue. This bill does not.”
  • “It’s time for Congress to act on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that brings our country’s 11 million undocumented people out of the shadows and creates a pathway to earned citizenship.”
  • Signed a letter stating, “We believe it is undeniable that detention in a secure facility is detrimental to mothers and children and is not reflective of our values as a Nation. Children require special protections and should not be placed in jail-like settings.” (grijalva.house.gov)

National Security: Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?      Unknown Position
  • “Today, the Trump Administration declared, contrary to all available evidence, that Iran has not been abiding by the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), thus reimposing sanctions on a nuclear program that does not currently exist. With this decision, President Trump has chosen to forsake years of careful diplomacy, worsen relations with our allies and adversaries alike, and weaken America’s standing as a reliable negotiating partner.”
  • “Diplomacy should always be our first mission in international relations, and ultimately, is almost always the best way to resolve conflicts abroad.” (www.garamendi.org)
  • Rated 5% by Center for Security Policy.
  • “The sanctions are designed to punish Iran and North Korea for their ballistic missile activity, and Russia for its actions in Syria and for its interference in the 2016 presidential election.”
  • “Earlier today, the House passed the War Powers Resolution to limit the president’s military actions regarding Iran. President Trump has made clear he doesn’t have a plan to successfully de-escalate tensions with Iran and we cannot risk a deadly and expensive war.” (twitter.com)

National Security: Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?    Supports

  • “Our current limited air strikes and special operations missions against the Islamic State have a clear purpose and are narrow and targeted in scope. We also continue to build regional support and our actions are being accompanied by the establishment of a more inclusive Iraqi government. There is no military solution to the ISIS threat, but I think a comprehensive plan to isolate and marginalize them will be effective.”
  • “Diplomacy should always be our first mission in international relations, and ultimately, is almost always the best way to resolve conflicts abroad.” (www.garamendi.org)
  • “I am troubled by the inclusion of a clause authorizing force against ‘associated persons or forces.’ There are many organizations that have complicated and conflicting allegiances and relationships, and associated forces language can be broadly interpreted to provide a legal foundation for military campaigns far beyond Congress’ original intent.”
  • “The continued use of this open-ended and virtually unlimited AUMF effectively usurps the Article I power of Congress to declare war, limits public scrutiny, and irresponsibly shifts power to the Executive Branch. H.R. 1666 is the first step towards ensuring that Congress upholds its Constitutionally-required duty to be the branch of government that declares war. It would eliminate funding for activities in Afghanistan–with the exception of funding for intelligence activities and the United States Embassy–unless Congress votes on a resolution outlining the parameters for continued military intervention.”

Trade: Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?   Supports
  • “#USMCA includes the strongest possible enforcement mechanisms to support and protect American workers and improve market access for American farmers. I’m pleased this legislation has passed the House, and I will work to ensure it becomes law.” (twitter.com)
  • “My district is home to 91,758 acres of walnuts, and growers across the Sacramento Valley have seen their prices drop $930 per ton (36%) since the President launched his trade war. As walnut prices continue falling due to retaliatory tariffs, California growers struggle to cover their production costs and are at risk of going out of business. The vital relief this USDA program offers will help local growers cover some of their costs. Thank you to Secretary Perdue for approving my request, and to my Congressional colleagues that joined me in this effort.”
  • “Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the United States Trade Representative for granting his request to impose tariffs on canned peaches and mixed fruits exported from the European Union. One June 4, 2019, Garamendi sent a letter with Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, calling for tariffs on European Union canned peaches and canned fruit mixtures.”
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.
  • Rated 100% by Public Citizen.