John In The News

Dec 2, 2009 | FireDogLake

Reaction To The Obama Afghanistan Strategy

Most everyone in Washington has an opinion on President Obama’s decision to escalate for 18 months in Afghanistan. Here are some intersting ones. ... Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA): "American national security, our dedicated soldiers already serving, and the people of Afghanistan will be better served if we focus our efforts on improving the socioeconomic conditions of the region instead of sending more of our brave soldiers to fight in this war."

Dec 1, 2009 | Contra Costa Times

No love for Obama troop plan in Bay Area

The Democratic congressional delegation loves President Barack Obama but they don’t love his proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. ... None of the Bay Area Democrats in Congress I have heard from since the speech support a troop surge.

Dec 1, 2009 | Calitics

CA Democratic Congressional Candidates Speak Out Against Afghanistan Escalation

The growing consensus among California Democrats [is] that the current strategy in Afghanistan ... is neither good policy nor good politics. ... member of Congress John Garamendi also disagrees with the escalation.

Nov 19, 2009 | Livermore Independent

Jobs, LLNL Retiree Health Benefits Among Topics At Garamendi Meeting

Rep. John Garamendi sounded the theme of interlinking research and development with job creation in a town hall meeting in Livermore.

Nov 19, 2009 | Contra Costa Times

Garamendi wins transportation assignment

Congress is scheduled to reauthorize its national transportation spending blueprint in the next year. The legislation typically contains formulas that spell out the return of gas tax dollars to states. Committee members have considerable influence over its contents as well as earmarks for specific projects.

Nov 19, 2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

Drew Joseph: Garamendi's committee assignments

It looks like Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be joining the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Science and Technology Committee.

Nov 17, 2009 | National Journal

California-10 Delivers Key Votes For Pelosi

Garamendi was sworn in two days later and cast a critical "yea" that Saturday to help push the health care bill over the top.

Nov 15, 2009 | San Jose Mercury News

How would healthcare bill affect California?

"A public option would provide an automatic alternative to that kind of despicable behavior," Garamendi said. "People could walk."

Nov 15, 2009 | Contra Costa Times

Garamendi's town a step back in time

There is the waitress at Alma's Cafe who saw it from a house boat and had to stay; the former police officer who patrolled the town and now oversees the 82-year-old Walnut Grove Buddhist Church; the parents who overcame language barriers to rescue the elementary school from threats of closure; the San Francisco transplants restoring the traditional Japanese baths; and U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, who moved here while serving as an assemblyman in 1977.

Nov 12, 2009 | CBS 5

Garamendi Takes Heat in First Town Hall

It was a smooth beginning for Garamendi, who clearly may have found his political niche after three decades in other offices.