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Sacramento Bee: The Republican Ryan Budget: Medicare's Death by a Thousand Cuts

Make no mistake, if this plan ever becomes law, it will mark Medicare's death by a thousand coupons. Seniors remaining with traditional Medicare will pay more as private insurers siphon off the healthiest and youngest among them. Seniors purchasing private insurance will also shoulder more of the cost of medical care as the value of their insurance coupon declines over time.

Sacramento Bee Op-Ed: Water bill in Congress promotes division, destroys state consensus

Instead of threatening the Delta and river communities throughout Northern California, I hope my colleagues in Congress will come back to the negotiating table. We can improve water access for Central Valley farmers without throwing out more than a century of water law. We can unite as Californians and invest in American-made water recycling and storage, from the Delta to the Bay Area to the Central Valley and farther south. We can create thousands of jobs throughout the state without destroying thousands of jobs in the Delta. We can embrace consensus instead of fostering division.

Daily Republic: Rep. Garamendi honors African-American military veterans

Congressman John Garamendi literally made history Sunday by hosting an interview at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with several African-American men who’d served in the military and U.S. Air Force during the 1950s and 60s. The event will later become a part of the Smithsonian. 

Vacaville Reporter: Garamendi serves veterans well


As a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and as a member of the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Support Group, I want to set the record straight: Garamendi has our back.

Congressman Garamendi has supported every bill in the House designed to help veterans and their families. Just a few weeks back, he voted for tax credits for employers who hire veterans.


Food Bank Blog: Congressman Garamendi Visits the Food Bank


At a time of record need and our Food Bank and partner agencies are stretched thin, cuts to nutrition assistance would be devastating for struggling families and our community. Charity simply cannot make up the difference if programs like SNAP, the Emergency Food Assistance Program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or WIC is cut.

We appreciate the support for these programs from Congressman John Garamendi and for the time he took to visit our warehouse in Fairfield this week. After spending just  an hour with him, it is obvious that fighting for the nutritional needs of all Americans is important to him.


Lake County News: Bipartisan members of Congress champion geothermal energy with letter to 'super committee'

"Geothermal royalties are extremely important to Lake County and it is absolutely essential that the federal government continue allocating a portion of these revenues to counties in order to help mitigate the local impacts of geothermal development," said Lake County Administrative Officer Kelly Cox."Congressman Thompson's leadership on this issue has been outstanding," Cox continued. "He and Congressman Garamendi completely understand why it would be wrong to take these revenues away from counties. Their continuing efforts to protect our community's interests are very much appreciated.

UC Davis Aggie: UC Affordability

When I attended UC Berkeley in the early 1960s, no Californian was priced out of an education. A good work ethic and college degree were usually all it took to enter the middle class. Maintaining low tuition created a system that ultimately paid for itself by keeping California’s best talent in California and by attracting the greatest minds from around the world. It is no accident that major biotechnology companies have flourished near UC Davis.

John Garamendi Visits the Marysville Appeal-Democrat

U.S. Rep. John Garamendi admits there is quite a bit of diversity in his new congressional district, which stretches from Bay Area suburbs to the liberal college town Davis to the conservative, relatively rural Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region. But as he gears up to seek re-election in what'll be the 3rd Congressional District, he said, he is excited for the issues the district presents.

The Reporter: "Solano County's Congressman John Garamendi: Support 'Make it in America'"

During a break of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, left Washington, D.C., to stop by and visit his district.

Garamendi currently represents District 10, but that will change since new district maps are out.

Running for re-election next year, if Garamendi holds onto his post he will represent the new District 3 which includes all of Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun City, Dixon and Rio Vista.

Contra Costa Times: "Make it in America must be a priority"

Last Thursday, we hosted an important meeting in Walnut Creek with entrepreneurs and local business leaders to talk about opportunities for business growth and job creation. This meeting couldn't have been timelier, as small businesses, entrepreneurs, and middle-class families continue struggling to recover from the worst recession in generations.

We asked key federal agencies -- including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States -- to talk with local businesses about initiatives that create good jobs, programs that can help companies produce more goods here at home, and opportunities for our local businesses to export these goods overseas.

The Department of Commerce's Undersecretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez joined us to highlight the National Export Initiative and other programs that help local businesses sell their products around the globe.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs -- like the participants who attended our event last week -- are key to our country's economic recovery.

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