UPDATES FROM JERRY

How About a War with Iran?

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

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The Cost of Climate Change is Mounting

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

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Support Science

America leads by innovation. I don’t need to tell you how much science and innovation have helped make America the great country that it is, but I do want to mention Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers. That trend has continued right up to today with the amazing achievements of Silicon

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Statement on the 2018 Election Results

Stockton, CA – In response to the results of the 2018 mid-term elections, Jerry McNerney issued the following statement: “This election, Americans voted to reject the harmful policies of the Republican-controlled Congress and to put a check on the president, who has ruled the past two years through fear and intimidation.

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Freedom Caucus Causing Chaos

Background Most people understand that our government needs to be more efficient and effective. The Tea Party grew feverishly in 2009 because of concerns over high taxes and government spending, helping to win a majority in the House of Representatives and many state legislatures in the 2010 elections. I know

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Now more than ever, we need forward-thinking policy solutions

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

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America’s Future: Conflict or Compromise

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

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Statement on the 2018 California Primary Election Results

(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

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Reflections from the Arctic

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

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Work across party lines to improve the ACA

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

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