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Washington, D.C. – In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to defund the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led two bipartisan letters to the House Appropriations Committee imploring Congress to fund the MBDA in the FY2018 appropriations, and recommending that MBDA provide an annual policy report to Congress to address gaps in equity between minority and non-minority owned firms.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney’s bill to protect Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) was signed into law by the President as part of a veterans omnibus package that was passed by Congress.
Washington – In an effort to help veterans maximize their broad skill set off the battlefield, and navigate the tricky field of startups and entrepreneurial opportunities, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced the Strengthening Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training to Unleash the Potential of Veterans (STARTUP Vets) Act of 2016.
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.
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.
Stockton, CA – Standing with small business advocates and community leaders, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced new legislation to promote greater compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) accessibility standards within the business community.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), along with Northern California House Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and John Garamendi (CA-03), sent a letter to the U.S.
Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to Senator Dianne Feinstein introducing her revised drought relief bill:
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.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement on his vote to support the bipartisan budget agreement passed in the U.S. House of Representatives: