John In The News

Jul 8, 2015 | Davis Patch, May 30, 2015

Winners of Congressional High School Art Competition Announced

Issues: Education

The reception was at Pence Gallery in Davis. Congrats to grand prize winner Michael Hafferty of Sutter Union High School!

Jul 8, 2015 | Vacaville Reporter, May 28, 2015

Solano County Water Agency secures EPA grant to assess ground water contamination

Issues: Environment, Water

The Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside-Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group has been awarded a $467,378 federal grant to assess ground water contamination from abandoned mines in Solano, Yolo, Napa and Lake counties.

Jul 8, 2015 | Vacaville Reporter, May 28, 2015

Congressman Garamendi hosts open house, job fair

Issues: Economy

Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, is hosting an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. June 5 at his Davis District Office, 412 G St., Davis. All community members are invited to attend and meet with the congressman and his staff. Many pieces from this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition will also be on display. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jul 8, 2015 | Davis Enterprise, May 26, 2015

Garamendi backs bill to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, together with 19 other Democrats, introduced on Wednesday the Grow America Act, a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill that provides $478 billion over six years to address the nation’s infrastructure crisis.

Jun 27, 2015 | Fairfield-Suisun Daily Republic, 6/27/2015

Pols, political leaders share views of SC church killings

Issues: Social Justice

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi says “the Confederate battle flag belongs in museums, not on official government flag poles” and Democratic state lawmakers representing this region agree.

Jun 2, 2015 | Elk Grove Citizen, June 2, 2015

Groundbreaking kicks off upgrades for local wastewater treatment plant

Issues: Water

Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant officials on May 28 broke ground to begin what could amount to an eight-year, multi-billion dollar project to upgrade their facility outside Elk Grove.

Nov 5, 2014

House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill

The bill aims to curb the raiding of non-fire accounts to pay for wildfire suppression when costs exceed an agency’s budget. As such, the plan would allow more money to be spent on hazardous fuels reduction and other prevention efforts designed to reduce the number of huge wildfires that have plagued the western U.S. in recent years.

Mar 29, 2012 | Sacramento Bee

The Ryan Republican Budget: Medicare's Death by a Thousand Coupons

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.

Feb 6, 2012 | Appeal Democrat

Marysville forum: Jobs outlook bleak in Yuba-Sutter

It is no secret the Yuba-Sutter job market is — at best — sluggish. Just ask Marysville's Dave Fleming. "I haven't been working since I was laid off six months ago," Fleming said. "It is what it is in this economy — it's really tough times." Fleming, 39, was one of more than 50 people looking for answers and maybe some hope at a community meeting on Saturday in Marysville addressing jobs and economic growth in Yuba-Sutter. The event was hosted at the Arts Council Auditorium on E Street and was sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Democratic Club, Rebuild the...

Feb 2, 2012 | SCPR

Oil Drilling Off California Coast Approved By House Panel

A GOP-led House committee has approved bills that open the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve to oil drilling, encourage oil shale development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and push new oil drilling off the Santa Barbara coast. Republicans say the measures provide energy security and a source of revenue to help pay for roads and bridges, but it was the offshore oil lease sales that sparked the most spirited debate. Any discussion of offshore oil drilling among Californians revolves around the 1969 spill off the Santa Barbara coast that dumped 200,000 gallons of crude across 35 miles of...