John In The News

Nov 14, 2017 | ABC News

How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid

Issues: Foreign Policy

The United States is by far the most generous contributor to international food aid. Every year for the past decade, the U.S. gave between two and five times more funding to the U.N.’s World Food Program than the next largest donor. But American food aid is bound by restrictions that don’t apply to other major donor nations.

Sep 20, 2017 | Sacramento Bee

Farming district says it won’t pay for Delta tunnels in a vote that could kill the project

Issues: Water

An influential group of San Joaquin Valley farmers Tuesday voted against helping to pay for the Delta tunnels, denying Gov. Jerry Brown crucial financial support for the $17.1 billion project.

Sep 7, 2017 | Appeal-Democrat

DACA reactions of legislators and leaders: From approval to anger

Issues: Immigration

"What Trump appears to have done is take the lives of 800,000 young men and women, and hold them hostage to get a down payment on his border wall. That’s wrong. These 800,000 Americans, over 200,000 in California, are productive members of our society. 91 percent of them are working, or in school, or even serving in the U.S. Army. 359 of them enlisted in the Army in 2016 alone."

Sep 6, 2017 | Davis Vanguard

Broad Reaction to the Loss of DACA

Issues: Immigration

“The American public overwhelmingly supports protecting the DREAMers, 200,000 of whom live in California. Leaders from both parties say they support the DREAMers, so there’s no excuse. Let’s work together to get this one right.”

Aug 31, 2017 | Winters Express

Don’t be negative by default — push your own reset button

Issues: Social Justice

Garamendi listened. Do we know anymore how strange that is? He let everyone ask their own question, in their own way, including telling their own story if they wanted to, or talking about their background, or saying why they were worried.

Aug 25, 2017 | Newsweek


Republican and Democrat legislators alike were left shaking their heads in disbelief at President Donald Trump's plan to increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan this week, as anger grew over his lack of strategy to end the 16-year conflict.

Aug 22, 2017 | Tahoe Daily Tribune

Climate change serves as central concern at annual Lake Tahoe Summit

Issues: Environment

The 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit brought together federal, California and Nevada elected officials to discuss the importance of continued partnership in the basin-wide fight against tree mortality, invasive species, declining lake clarity — and the global issue of climate change.

Aug 17, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

Forget about single-payer healthcare. This California congressman has the real solution: Medicare for all

Issues: Health Care

Dreaming of a state-run single-payer healthcare system? Wake up and enter the real world. Want universal healthcare for all Americans? Medicare for all is the solution.

Aug 7, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

A better deal, a better future

Issues: Social Justice

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” As Democrats, we will continue our efforts to bend that arc even further by seeking a “Better Deal.”