John In The News

Jan 24, 2017 | Vacaville Reporter

Editorial: Air Force’s key decision on Travis a big win

The recent selection of Travis Air Force Base as a preferred location for the KC-46A Pegasus was big news for the base and the Solano County community at large.

Jan 24, 2017 | Sacramento Bee

From VA to FBI, federal workers await details of Trump’s hiring freeze

Issues: Economy

From the FBI to the Department of Veterans Affairs, branches of the federal government are trying to figure out how a hiring freeze announced by President Donald Trump on Monday will affect their payrolls. Read more here:

Jan 23, 2017 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Air Force general shares AMC’s needs with Solano leaders

The Air Force faces challenging times to retain and keep talented airmen, expand a shrunken service to meet unrelenting world challenges and stay ahead of foreign militaries who are challenging American military dominance.

Jan 15, 2017 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Good news, at long last, for Travis mission

A campaign that started four years ago reached a milestone of success this week when the Air Force announced Thursday that its base here in Fairfield was selected to receive 24 new KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tankers a few years from now to replace the venerable KC-10 Extender.

Jan 14, 2017 | USA Today

DOJ: Criminal charges apply to assaulting airport workers

Airline and airport workers cheered Friday that criminal charges will be possible if they suffer physical or verbal abuse from a passenger.

Jan 14, 2017 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Garamendi votes against measure to end Obamacare

Issues: Health Care

Rep. John Garamendi voted Friday against what the called the Republican’s first step to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Jan 13, 2017 | Vacaville Reporter

KC-10 out, KC-46A tanker in at Travis Air Force Base

Thursday marked an “exciting” time at Travis Air Force Base. Air Force officials announced they selected Travis Air Force Base and Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey as the preferred locations for the next two active-duty-led KC-46A Pegasus bases.

Jan 13, 2017 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Travis lands KC-46A Pegasus to replace KC-10s

FAIRFIELD — Travis Air Force Base was one of two installations named by Air Force officials Thursday as the preferred locations for the next two active-duty homes for the KC-46A Pegasus air tanker.

Jan 10, 2017 | Chico Enterprise-Record

Sacramento Valley congressmen sound off on federal water plans for California

Issues: Water

News last week from the nation’s capital could impact water supply throughout the state of California.

Jan 9, 2017 | Lake County News

Federal government to provide additional $4 million for 2015 California wildfire recovery

Issues: Economy, Environment

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – This week the United States Department of Labor reported that it was offering an additional $4 million to help with the cleanup and recovery efforts for the 2015 Valley and Butte fires.