November 13, 2022
Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the following statement after being re-elected to Congress in California’s 8th Congressional District:
“I am deeply grateful and humbled by this vote of confidence from the voters in Contra Costa and Solano Counties. This decisive victory gives us an opportunity to continue the critically important work that’s before us,” Garamendi said.
“In the last two years, we have accomplished so much for the American people in the face of unprecedented challenges. The United States has led the world in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic recovery through the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Chips Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act,” Garamendi continued.
“These bills have capped the out-of-pocket costs of prescription drugs for seniors, provided the single largest investment to combat climate change in history, lowered the federal deficit, helped rebuild our infrastructure using American materials and workers, and grown our economy at a record pace while ensuring America’s inflation rate is one of the lowest in the world,” Garamendi continued.
“When the new Congress is sworn in, I will build upon this legislation to promote economic and environmental justice throughout Solano and Contra Costa counties. We will invest in the incredible businesses and people right here in our backyard to lift up the communities that have historically been left behind. This is critically important work that I am more determined than ever to accomplish on behalf of California’s 8th Congressional District,” Garamendi continued.
“Next week I will return to Washington to finish the work this Congress has before it. Nothing is more important than passing ironclad legislation to support our democracy. Our democracy is under attack. With the January 6th Insurrection and the ensuing calls from GOP leaders to ban things like mail-in voting and other safe and necessary electoral tools that provide the fulcrum to our democracy, it is clear that immediate action must be taken by this Congress to pass electoral reform and protect American democracy,” Garamendi continued.
“We have our work cut out for us, and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who participated in this election. I will take your voice with me to Washington and continue working on your behalf. I am incredibly hopeful for the days ahead. Together, we will create a prosperous future for all,” Garamendi concluded.