UPDATES FROM JERRY

Week of May 10-13, 2016

For many weeks I have been lamenting the fact that week after week the House has passed pure partisan messaging bills. This week is a change. The House considered and passed two bipartisan bills to address the opioid abuse crisis in this country. The first one is H.R. 4641 “To provides

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Week of April 25-29, 2016

I’ve been writing about my frustrations with the House legislative achievements. Week after week, House Republicans have brought message bills to the floor for votes. This is while the nation faces some very important and difficult challenges. Message bills may sound nice back home in some of the highly gerrymandered

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Why We Need Campaign Finance Reform

It’s been a while since I posted a blog entry. I had been decrying what had been happening in the GOP-led House: the prominence of legislation that serves as political messaging rather than having serious legislative intent to become law. You see, if you want a bill to become law,

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From Jerry’s Desk, March 2016

We’re only three months away from the primary election in California, and my challengers are just like the Republican Presidential candidates – they want to move our country backward instead of forward.  As your voice in Congress, I fight for you every day, to build a better future for all

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A Supreme Court Vacancy and Republican Obstructionism

With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the United States Supreme Court loses one of its sharpest conservative minds, opening up a potential swing seat. Filling Justice Scalia’s seat with a more liberal-leaning justice would change the direction of the Court and possibly result in different outcomes for cases that

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From Jerry’s Desk, December 2015

It’s hard to believe that it’s already December. It has been a very busy year for everyone I know, balancing work, family life, and all the activities that fill out lives. I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve made as a country and the work I’m doing in Congress to improve

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Marching in Lockstep Down the Party Line

The debate around the agreement between the United States, its allies, and Iran to curtail the Iranian nuclear weapons program has illustrated a disturbing, partisan trend in American politics today. Since President Obama first announced the agreement, we have seen Republicans in Congress declare their opposition to it in lock

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Press Release: Jerry McNerney Endorsed by Veterans’ Vision

MCNERNEY REITERATES “OBLIGATION” TO VETERANS;ENDORSED BY NATIONAL VETERANS GROUP Based on His Extensive Record of Support for Our Nation’s Veterans,National Veterans Group Endorses Rep. Jerry McNerney for Re-Election in California’s Ninth District FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ContactMichael Cavaiola, Jerry McNerney for [email protected] Falls Church, VA—The long-established national VETERANS’ VISION publication put

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House of Action: Week of July 13 – July 17

GOP Water Bill Does Nothing to Solve California’s Drought This week the only major piece of legislation before the House was H.R. 2898, this year’s version of the infamous water grab brought to us by Republican Congressman David Valadao. The bill would override the state’s ability to carefully allocate the

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