“While both candidates for the Third District Congressional seat are aligned with one of the two major parties, one has proven an ability to vote independently of the party line if it was what he felt best for his constituents and the country," The Reporter wrote.
A recent survey of likely voters in California’s 3rd Congressional District shows John Garamendi to be a strong candidate who is poised to win re-election in November. Garamendi leads his Republican opponent by 12-points (46 percent to 34 percent) – his candidacy is strengthened by a solid base of Democratic voters, and he benefits from a significant gender gap as he holds a large lead with women.
"We are in the midst of a drought and will certainly face many more in the years ahead. It took extensive work from Governor Brown and his staff and bipartisan cooperation in the legislature to move us forward. Yesterday, in an attempt to help California meet our water needs, the California legislature overwhelmingly passed a $7.5 billion water bond. It makes investments in water infrastructure, and it does not include funding for the twin tunnels boondoggle," Congressman Garamendi said.
"Part of my job is to let you strut your stuff, to let you share what services you are offering to this community," Congressman Garamendi told the attendees. "Lake County has demonstrated that they can effectively work collaboratively to help. Lives are being made better, because these groups are going the extra mile to make a difference."
“This legislation is long overdue. The VA’s excessive wait times and reports of fraudulent appointment practices for medical care are a national disgrace, and this bill is Congress’ most substantive action yet to immediately solve this problem. There is no excuse in forcing veterans to wait months for needed treatments,” Congressman Garamendi said. “We’re addressing the problem in the short term by expanding options for veterans seeking private care if necessary and in the long term by hiring more health care providers. In addition to the hiring of additional medical staff at our existing facilities, it’s also important for Northern California that two new facilities will be built in Chico and Redding, helping reduce the burden on strained VA facilities throughout the region.”
“If we are going to reduce reliance on the Delta, a conveyance facility is not the first place we should start in developing a reliable water system; it is the last,” Garamendi argued in the comment. “As a result, the BDCP as it stands does not meet the state’s mandated goals and fails to offer any alternatives that even come close to meeting them. The only thing the BDCP does is to provide a conveyance facility that will potentially harm the Delta more than help it while providing no reliable water supply.”
"These federal grants will provide for important upgrades for the airport facilities, making them safer, more convenient, and more efficient," said Congressman Garamendi, a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "Competitive grants like these are an important tool for improving the nation’s infrastructure."
"The well-being of our transportation system is extremely important for our collective and personal well-being. Parents driving their children to school depend on its safety. Commuters on the Capitol Corridor Amtrak line depend on its reliability. Small business owners and manufacturers shipping their innovative products around the world depend on its speed. And yet, our infrastructure received a D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers in their latest report. Additionally, the short funding bills make construction projects tougher and more expensive for local transportation agencies and businesses," said Garamendi. "Leaders in business, labor, academia, and transportation all are calling on Congress to produce a multi-year transportation bill that makes the critical investments to fix our crumbling infrastructure. It is imperative that we solve this problem before the end of this year, so more people can Make It In America."