John Garamendi

(John Raymond Garamendi)

John Garamendi
John Garamendi
  • Born: January 24, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









John Raymond Garamendi is an American rancher, businessman, politician, and member of the Democratic Party who has represented areas of Northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento, including the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, in the United States House of Representatives since November 2009. Garamendi was previously the California Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998, and the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 until his election to Congress.

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How can it be that employers are paying high rates, injured workers are getting relatively modest benefits and the insurance companies are not making a profit? Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Most insurance companies are run by white males who have little appreciation for the problems of minorities in the core cities. Business, Commerce & Finance
The insurance companies have control of the legislature. They get what they want and stop what they don’t. Miscellaneous
The insurance industry has proven by expenditure ... and its legions of pin-striped lawyers, that it is capable of tying up the will of the people. Lobbying & Special Interests
Allowing suspects to indefinitely linger in our cells is, in fact, detrimental to our national security goals. If a suspect is proven to be a terrorist, for the sake of the victims and deterring any future attacks, he or she must be brought to justice. America has done this with Timothy McVeigh and hundreds of other terrorists. Future
Anyone can be falsely accused of a crime. Everyone accused of a crime deserves a fair trial.
Clean energy is good for the environment, good for national security, and good for thousands of Americans who desire a rewarding career.
Every American deserves their day in court. Every American is innocent until proven guilty. These are core values enshrined in our founding document - the United States Constitution.
For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let's reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence. Leaders & Leadership ;Freedom & Liberty
I have been absolutely clear where I'm coming from about health care reform. This is something this nation has to do and a robust public option has been the mantra of my campaign from the very outset. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Maybe you weren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but like every American, you carry a deed to 635 million acres of public lands. That's right. Even if you don't own a house or the latest computer on the market, you own Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and many other natural treasures.
Medicare is a promise we made to seniors more than four decades ago. When President Johnson signed Medicare into law, one in three seniors lived in poverty. Half of seniors had no health coverage at all. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work. Nature ;Environment & Environmentalism ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Reaffirming the justice of the American system bolsters our legitimacy with allies, thereby encouraging further cooperation and improving our national security.
The jobs crisis has reached a boiling point, which is why we see Occupy Wall Street protestors crying out for an America that lets all of us reach for the American Dream again - a dream that says if you work hard and play by the rules, you can have a good life and retire with dignity. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The right to a trial is a core principle of the American legal system. Depriving Americans of these essential liberties undermines the Constitution while doing nothing to strengthen our national security. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
We must develop energy independence; we must Make It In America.
Well, actually, if you can stay in your home that is a better deal for the neighborhood. It's certainly a better deal for the person that is in their home, rather than to be on the street and for that house to go into foreclosure and become a problem for the whole community.