UPDATES FROM JERRY

Week of March 20 – March 24

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

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Trump’s Address to Congress

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

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Science Committee Republicans Push Alternative Facts Agenda

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

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Gearing Up for the Next Congress

The 114th Congress is now in the final lap, with only two more weeks left for votes.   This week, we had a big win with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which will provide billions for medical research over the next 10 years.  Soon, we will be voting on an

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Bridging the Bipartisan Divide

Okay, I know, I’ve railed against Mr. Trump, and we are all sick of people railing against him, so I’ll try not to do that anymore. I want to instead address the anger that we see in this country. People are sick and tired of how dysfunctional our government is

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Thursday Night Candidate Forum 10.13.16

Thursday, the League of Women Voters, along with the NAACP and Delta College, held a candidate’s forum with my opponent, Tony Amador, and me. The forum was broadcast live on WDCU radio.  If you weren’t able to tune-in or attend the forum, it will be available on YouTube soon. The

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The Lessons of History

To: Vladimir Putin From: J McNerney Subject: The Lessons of History Mr. Putin – You’ve probably already read this from my email outbox, but just in case you haven’t, I know the U.S. elections seem to be an easy target for your hacking machine. I also realize you believe that

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Legislative Week of Sept 6 –Sept 9, 2016

There are four legislative weeks this Congress before the election and there are significant issues that need to be resolved in Congress by then. One is funding the federal government. Funding runs out by the end of September. Another pressing issue is funding to help stop the spread of the

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Labor Day

With August behind us and Congress getting ready to reconvene after Labor Day, I thought I would outline some of my legislative priorities for the remaining months of the year. Producing positive legislation to help make California and the western states more water sustainable. Develop consensus climate change legislation with

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