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Congressman John Garamendi represents California’s Eighth Congressional District. He has dedicated his life to serving the people of California and in his eighth term in the House of Representatives, he continues to advocate for working families, veterans, and Americans across the country. Prior to his current position, Garamendi served in various positions in the Californian government and briefly in the Clinton Administration.
Garamendi was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election in 2009, where he has served ever since. As the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, Garamendi works to ensure current and former servicemembers are treated justly. He also serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and he continues to use his position on this committee to modernize America’s infrastructure, produce millions of good-paying union jobs, and revitalize California’s water resiliency efforts. With 30 years of experience in California water issues, Garamendi is a leading advocate for a comprehensive water plan that includes water recycling, conservation, and storage to help meet California’s needs. Congressman Garamendi has been a leader on the House Armed Services Committee where he is strong advocate of build America and buy America policies. He continues to work to ensure that domestic manufacturing is able to return to the United States to ensure a hardened national defense policy.