John In The News

Aug 4, 2017 | The Hill

$1.6 billion for a wall? Let’s spend it on a sure thing instead: the Coast Guard

Congress has a responsibility to appropriate money to advance American interests and to improve our national security, rather than fulfill an ill-advised campaign promise. A border wall will not do much to take drugs off our streets. Investing in the Coast Guard will.

Aug 4, 2017 | Sacramento Bee

The obvious Obamacare replacement has been here all along

Issues: Health Care

In the longer term, the time is right to think about ways to make access to health care truly universal and cover those who are still left behind. By far the simplest solution is Medicare For All.

Jul 26, 2017 | New York Times

Coast Guard Shelves Plans to Shut Down Potomac Near a Trump Resort

It is not often that the interests of a quiet rural community overtake those of the president. But after opposition from veterans, Olympians and children’s summer camps, the Coast Guard is retreating from plans to increase security on the Potomac River behind the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia.

Jul 13, 2017 | Marysville Appeal-Democrat

American children should be eating locally-sourced foods

Issues: Agriculture
Jul 2, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

GOP fails to deliver on health-care promises

Issues: Health Care
Jun 28, 2017 | Special to the Sacramento Bee

Read Garamendi's SacBee editorial against the Twin Tunnels

Issues: Water

The blaring headlines this week said the biological opinions issued by the federal government gave what could be a final green light to the California WaterFix. Wrong. There is no green light for this $15 billion boondoggle.

Jun 28, 2017 | Bloomberg BNA

Air Traffic Control Spinoff Approved in House Transportation Committee

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a reauthorization of federal aviation programs by a vote of 32-15, June 27, after rejecting a Democratic amendment to halt efforts to spin off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jun 28, 2017 | Christian Broadcasting Network

Why It's Too Soon to Write the Obit on the GOP Health Care Bill

Issues: Health Care

Senate GOP leadership announced there will be no vote on their version of the health care bill before the July 4th recess...But this is not the end of the road for the repeal and replace Obamacare legislation.

Jun 22, 2017 | The Hill

Defense bill would limit implementation of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

The annual defense policy bill would limit the implementation of an arms treaty with Russia after Democrats failed to remove the provision in a subcommittee markup Thursday.