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(Washington, DC) – To combat the 4.5 million manufacturing jobs that have been lost due to company outsourcing, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today introduced a job-saving legislative package to hold companies accountable and encourage the preservation and creation of domestic jobs.
“We should not be rewarding companies that choose to invest in other countries’ economies at the expense of American workers,” said Congressman McNerney. “There are too many people who are still trying to get back on their feet and our focus should be on finding ways to help them.”
Washington, DC – Reps. Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Anna Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement in response to findings that California WaterFix “will not jeopardize or threaten endangered species, or adversely modify their critical habitat” in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta:
Washington, DC – In response to the House passage of the dangerous and economically unstable Republican health care plan, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act and cost millions of Americans the affordable health insurance coverage they need, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
Washington, DC – During National Small Business Week, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) introduced H.R. 2313, the Small Business Relief and Job Creation Act, which incentivizes small businesses to combat unemployment by hiring workers who have been previously unemployed or out of the workforce.
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. – Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Jerry McNerney’s (CA-09) bipartisan bill, H.R. 6394, the Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) was the lead Republican co-sponsor. A companion bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Stockton, CA – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) participated in Startup Day Across America, a national initiative to highlight the entrepreneurship and innovation of startup businesses, by touring the research and development center for Sunverge Energy, a renewable energy company focused on intelligent energy storage and distributed energy resource management.
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.