John In The News
A continued push in Northern California by multiple political representatives culminated this year with Berryessa Snow Mountain being established as a national monument.
The Elk Grove Unified School District served students hundreds of cases of canned peaches from China in recent months, the second district in the Sacramento region to do so despite a federal guideline that asks U.S. schools to serve domestically grown foods.
Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, a former offensive and defensive lineman for the Cal Bears and NFL prospect himself before deciding to pursue a career in public service, is helping lead the fight in Congress to raise awareness about the need for improved safety in high school sports by cosponsoring the High School Football Safety Study Act of 2015.
Rep. John Garamendi praised the end to a formal ban on women in combat, saying the change means “women in our armed forces have shattered a camouflaged glass ceiling.”
California Republicans will continue trying to include language addressing the state’s drought in a must-pass bill to fund the federal government, over objections from the state’s Democratic delegation.
Sacramento County supervisors remain critical of a $15 billion plan to build tunnels that would carry water from the Delta to southern California.
The following letter was written to a Yolo County constituent by Congressman John Garamendi in response to his affirmative vote on H.R. 4038, the bill on admitting Syrian refugees to the United States. It was forwarded to The Democrat.
Mr. Ortiz, along with a growing coalition of elected officials ranging from Congressman John Garamendi and Senator Lois Wolk, to Supervisors Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, down to local school board members in Davis (Barbara Archer and Madhavi Sunder), Woodland (Cirenio Rodriguez and Tico Zendejas) and West Sacramento (Norma Alcala) are pushing for a Yolo County 2016 “Quality Preschool For All” measure that provides preschool for all Yolo County kids.
The Sacramento City Unified School District bought tens of thousands of dollars in canned peaches, pears and applesauce from China, defying a federal guideline that asks U.S. schools to serve domestic food and running counter to the district’s embrace of the local farm-to-fork movement.
Area Congressman John Garamendi, D-Fairfield, supported the GI Bill during a Veterans Day presentation at Woodland Community College.