How About a War with Iran?

Thursday, 09 May 2019 Published in Blog, Latest posts

As history has shown, wartime presidents see vast improvements in their approval ratings, and with less than two years until the next presidential election, this president is still struggling to gain in popularity. While his demonization of immigrants continues to fire up his base, it’s failed to bring on many new pro-Trump converts. So naturally,

The Cost of Climate Change is Mounting

Monday, 08 April 2019 Published in Blog, Latest posts

The entire west coast is experiencing severe, record-breaking droughts, causing our forests to become susceptible to increasingly destructive wildfires. In Northern California, vast areas were devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire that engulfed the town of Paradise. The culprit for the flame-inducing conditions that enabled such widespread damage is climate change. These conditions included exceptional

It’s hard for many people to focus on long-term and forward-thinking policies when  emotions are running so high, but there are several issues that require our urgent attention. While some of these issues are complex and aren’t at the forefront of everyone’s minds, they directly impact all of us and it’s crucial that we address

America’s Future: Conflict or Compromise

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 Published in 2018, Blog

America is on the road of increasing internal conflict centered around our partisan divide. There are many contributing factors that feed into the escalation of this partisan rhetoric and division. Every day we’re subjected to a barrage of commentary from a 24-hour news cycle that won’t let us forget about our divisions, and where, in

(Stockton, CA) – In response to securing a place on the ballot in the November election, Jerry McNerney issued the following statement: Thank you to my family and supporters, my campaign staff and to all the voters in the 9th Congressional District. This victory would truly not have been possible without you. I’ve had the

Reflections from the Arctic

Thursday, 10 August 2017 Published in Blog

The Space, Science & Technology Committee (SST) and the Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) recently sponsored  Congressional Delegations (CODELs) to the Arctic to perform due diligence on federally funded science within the committee jurisdiction and to learn about policies and activities that are related to issue areas of jurisdiction. During the first CODEL with the

Work across party lines to improve the ACA

Monday, 27 March 2017 Published in 2018, Blog

For seven years, the Republicans have done everything they could to make the ACA fail. But in states that have embraced the ACA, such as California, the ACA has been a big success. Since the Republican health care legislation has failed, the Republican Party will continue to do everything it can to make the ACA

Week of March 20 – March 24

Thursday, 23 March 2017 Published in 2018, Blog, Campaign

The big legislative issue this week is the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Their replacement plan is fatally flawed. It will throw our health care system into chaos. Literally millions of people will lose health care coverage, which will cause a sharp rise in preventable acute and life-threatening illnesses. Many

Trump’s Address to Congress

Friday, 03 March 2017 Published in 2018, Blog

President Trump managed to deliver an address on Tuesday night to a joint session of congress that avoided outrageous accusations or rants, and was therefore considered a big success by his supporters. The bottom line is that Trump’s speech laid out no new policies, and just reiterated his campaign promises to make his base feel good. The

Yesterday, the Subcommittees on the Environment and Oversight of the Science Committee held a hearing on the social cost of carbon, SCC, a measure of how much a ton of carbon burdens the economy through climate change impacts. The SCC is used to determine the regulatory measures of controlling carbon emissions. The hearing was like