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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), co-chairs of the Grid Innovation Caucus, have introduced legislation to modernize the nation’s aging electric grid and improve reliability, security, and resiliency. The legislation directs the Secretary of Energy to develop and implement voluntary model pathways that would seek to update the grid.
(Washington, DC) – As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive legislation that would provide a long-term plan to improve water sustainability in California and across the country.
The Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act (WEST Act) includes provisions that support innovative technologies and infrastructure for urban and agricultural areas, as well as efforts to improve efficiency.
In response to the House passage of H.R. 23, which would undermine existing environmental protections for the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
“Every two years we debate this legislation and every two years it is the same argument. This year, though, an additional conflict has arisen.
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 – As the current administration prepares to announce elements of its infrastructure proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation calling for the authorization of 23 water recycling projects to bolster California’s water infrastructure and bring more stability to the region’s water supply.
Washington, DC – In an effort to encourage forwarding-thinking initiatives that will ensure America’s future includes an affordable and secure electric system, Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Bob Latta (OH-05) have introduced a resolution stating that the sense and commitment of the United States House of Representatives is to advance the modernization of the United States’ energy delivery infrastructure.
(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation that would authorize a settlement agreement between the United States Department of the Interior and the Westlands Water District, which would, among other things, forgive debt accrued by the Westlands Water District and shift the oversight responsibility of the Westlands drainage plan from federal to state government.
In response, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), who represent large portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, introduced H.R. 1738, which would establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area. The legislation mirrors S. 731, introduced by California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. S. 731 passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week.
Washington, DC – As Californians prepare for historic rain and snowpack levels and deal with the consequences of events at the Oroville Dam and devastating flooding throughout the state, Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) introduced H.R. 1233, the Emergency Flood Response Act, to empower local authorities in responding to flood disasters and preventing levee failures.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.