John In The News

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.

Dec 3, 2015 | Elk Grove Citizen

County supervisors remain critical of proposed tunnels project

Issues: Water

Sacramento County supervisors remain critical of a $15 billion plan to build tunnels that would carry water from the Delta to southern California.

Nov 30, 2015 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Congressman Responds to Refugee Vote

Issues: Foreign Policy

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.

Nov 17, 2015 | Davis Vanguard

Yolo County Superintendent and Coalition Push Quality Preschool For All in 2016

Issues: Education

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.

Nov 16, 2015 | Sacramento Bee

Sacramento City Unified faces criticism for buying Chinese canned fruit

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.

Nov 13, 2015 | Appeal-Democrat

Political notes: Garamendi supports GI Bill

Area Congressman John Garamendi, D-Fairfield, supported the GI Bill during a Veterans Day presentation at Woodland Community College.