John In The News

Jan 20, 2016 | Vacaville Reporter

Travis’s 60th Air Mobility Wing celebrates 50th anniversary

“When you have a problem, who do you call? You gotta get there you call Travis,” Garamendi said. “It is a significant privilege and honor to represent this airbase, the men and women who work here and all the history.”

Jan 15, 2016 | Arms Control Today

New Cruise Missile Capability Debated

The development of the new missile also has sparked a debate about whether it could be more “usable” than the existing ALCM, thereby lowering the threshold for when the United States might consider using nuclear weapons.

Jan 15, 2016 | Daily Republic

Garamendi praises president’s speech; Solano GOP head questions talk

Local reaction on President Obama's last State of the Union speech

Jan 4, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle

Feinstein’s water negotiations with Republicans anger Democrats

Issues: Water

The letter includes 10 detailed questions about the substance of the talks and was signed by Reps. Jared Huffman of San Rafael, Mike Thompson of St. Helena, Jerry McNerney of Stockton, Anna Eshoo of Palo Alto, Mark DeSaulnier of Concord and Doris Matsui of Sacramento. Notably missing was John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove (Sacramento County), who had been the single Northern California Democrat allowed into the negotiations.

Jan 4, 2016 | Boston Globe

Raytheon GPS upgrade project loses its way

But another major project run by the Waltham giant defense contractor has also slipped its tether: a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the equipment that controls the nation’s Global Positioning System or GPS.

Dec 31, 2015 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Top Stories of 2015: Berryessa Snow Mountain wins national monument status

Issues: Environment

A continued push in Northern California by multiple political representatives culminated this year with Berryessa Snow Mountain being established as a national monument.

Dec 19, 2015 | Sacramento Bee

Elk Grove school district imported canned peaches from China

Issues: Agriculture

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.

Dec 18, 2015 | Vacaville Reporter

Garamendi cosponsors sports concussion legislation

Issues: Health Care

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.

Dec 11, 2015 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Garamendi praises end to ban on women in combat

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.”

Dec 11, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

Californians clash over money for drought in spending bill

Issues: Water

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.