John In The News

Jun 22, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

Coastal panel spawned by 1930s oil scandal is now a player in California governor's race

Issues: Environment

It oversees 4 million acres of land beneath California waters: the state’s entire Pacific coast and its lakes, rivers and inlets, along with the harbors of San Diego, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco. Shipping, fishing, oil and gas wells, waterfront real estate development — it all falls under the State Lands Commission.

Jun 10, 2017 | Marysville Appeal-Democrat

Local gun owners weigh in on ‘bump stocks’

Issues: Social Justice

The national debate over gun control, reignited in the wake of Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting that left 59 people dead, has specifically narrowed in on an accessory meant to increase the rate of fire on semi-automatic rifles.

Jun 10, 2017 | Lake County News

Members introduce bill to grow advanced manufacturing workforce

Issues: Economy

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Rep. John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City) joined Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) in introducing the Job Opportunities between Our Shores (JOBS) Act, a bill to promote advanced manufacturing in California and throughout the United States and give dislocated workers the training and skills they need to find new jobs in growing industries.

Jun 7, 2017 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Travis KC-46 tanker deployment pushes to 2023

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has decided to deploy the first 24 of its new fleet of refueling tankers in New Jersey before sending the rest to Travis Air Force Base.

Jun 2, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

Trump actions target our well-being and environment

Last month, President Trump released his 2018 budget request. It’s a cruel departure from the bipartisan approach Congress took in passing the omnibus funding bill just five weeks ago — a bill that at least maintained level funding for research, science and protections for our nation’s most vulnerable people.

Jun 1, 2017 | NPR

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Issues: Environment

Reaction in the U.S. Obama decried Trump's decision in a statement released Thursday. "The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created," the former president said.

May 31, 2017 | The Hill

Can Congress establish a backup for GPS before it's too late?

The U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act is up for renewal in Congress, and a provision in the House proposal would require the establishment of a backup for the Global Positioning System (GPS) called “eLoran.” The proposal could help to end almost 20 years of back and forth between administrations and Congress.

May 25, 2017 | The Hill

Lawmakers urge debate on Afghanistan war

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding a congressional debate on the Afghanistan War as President Trump weighs whether to send more troops into the 15-year-old conflict.

May 24, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

Trump budget underscores new national priorities: slashing the safety net and taxes

Even President Trump distanced himself from his inaugural budget, literally, as it was released on Tuesday while he was overseas. Republicans in Congress said they will write their own, and Democrats uniformly condemned the $4.1-trillion plan for its proposed mix of big tax cuts for the wealthy and benefits cuts for the poor and working class.

May 15, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

Marches highlight a race against time

Two weekends in a row, thousands of concerned citizens across the world marched in defense and celebration of science.