"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.
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.
"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.
"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."
"Today, we came together, not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans, to uphold our obligation to society’s most vulnerable citizens, including our seniors, children in lower-income families, and Americans who live in rural underserved communities," Garamendi said.
"I’m a proud father to five daughters and grandfather to five granddaughters. I want them to inherit a country where everyone is treated equally under the law and in the workplace," Garamendi said. "The Paycheck Fairness Act is important for women in America, but it’s also important for their families. In many households, women are the primary breadwinner, and their children deserve to be supported by paychecks that reflect the work ethic of their parents, not the bigotry of their parents’ employer."
"If the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act became law, a typical borrower would save about $2,000 over the course of a student loan. An estimated 2.3 million Californians would see savings,"said Garamendi, a former University of California Regent and California State University Trustee.
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03) hosted his first Grants Seminar in Marysville today. More than 170 people attended this six-hour event hoping to get a leg up on applying for grants.
"Families living near oil-by-rail shipping lines are rightfully concerned about the safety of the trains that pass through their communities. For that reason, I have repeatedly called on the Department of Transportation to use all the tools at their disposal to ensure that these shipments are as safe and secure as possible," said Congressman Garamendi. "Every day that strong and effective rules are delayed is another day that millions of Americans, including many in my district, are put at greater risk. While the Department has made this a priority, they must move with greater urgency to address this matter."
The legislation would establish the Delta estuary as a National Heritage Area to be managed by the Delta Protection Commission. The goal of the National Heritage Area is to protect and promote the vast history, resources, and economy of the Delta community.