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Stockton, CA – Today, Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Discovery Challenge Academy, a California National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program to help at-risk teens in San Joaquin County. The Congressman was joined by the California National Guard, San Joaquin County Office of Education, and local elected officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced the start of his annual “Holiday Cards for Our Troops” program. In previous years, the Congressman’s district offices collected more than 10,000 cards from the community with personal messages of gratitude and hope for our men and women in uniform. Rep. McNerney is again inviting constituents to submit cards to his district offices that will be delivered to troops at home and overseas during the upcoming holiday season.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced today that he has introduced legislation aimed at reducing truancy in our schools and keeping students on the track for achieving academic success. The Keep Students in School Act of 2016 (H.R. 5862) would provide local education agencies with more resources to improve student retention and engagement and provide support to families of at-risk children, and for other purposes.
Washington – To help communities still struggling in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is once again pushing for Congress to pass the Revitalize Our Cities Act, introduced this week. H.R. 5498 would extend the federal Empowerment Zones program and authorize new zones for urban areas with high unemployment, poverty, and high foreclosure rates to help boost economic growth in those regions.
Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), the only Ph.D. mathematician in Congress issued the following statement in celebration of Pi Day, March 14, 2016:
Stockton, CA – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Discovery Challenge Academy, a California National Guard program for at-risk youth to help them turn their lives around through skills training and education. The Congressman attended the ceremony along with members of the California National Guard, San Joaquin County Office of Education, state and local elected officials, to applaud the new academy and the renovation of the Sharpe Army Depot that will house the program.
**2015 First Place District Winner, Sydney Spurgeon, with Congressman McNerney.**
Enter the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for California's 9th District:
Washington – Looking to showcase the artistic talent and creativity of high school students in his district, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced that his office is taking submissions for the 2016 National Congressional Art Competition. Sponsored by the United States Congress, this annual competition serves as a way to showcase the artistic talents and accomplishments of high school students throughout the country.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address:
“President Obama’s final State of the Union struck a constructive tone and reminded us that, as Americans, we have always seen challenges as opportunities to strengthen our lives. We can confront our most pressing challenges by working together and forging a bipartisan common ground for the good of our country, the safety of its people, and the benefit of future generations.