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Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s first State of the Union address, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

“The State of the Union is meant to be an opportunity for the President to lay out a plan to move our country forward. Unfortunately, what we heard tonight was nothing more than vague requests to Congress and a reiteration of a discriminatory immigration proposal that was released last week.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

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:

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Martinez to discuss the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, and Medicaid.

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney released the following statement in response to efforts by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Feb 17, 2016 Press Release

Antioch, CA – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) applauded the grand opening of the new Antioch Health Center, a facility that will allow Contra Costa Health Services to meet the growing demand for health care services in the East County region. The Congressman also had the chance to tour the new facility that includes nearly double the number of exam rooms as the health center’s previous location on Lone Tree Way.

Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Ahead of Super Bowl 50 this weekend, Congressman McNerney (CA-09) took to the U.S. House floor to recognize Dr. Bennet Omalu, a resident of Lodi, CA, who was the first medical professional to identify, diagnose, and name Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease that is found in people who have suffered repetitive brain trauma, including sub-concussive hits that do not show any immediate symptoms. CTE is prevalent in athletes who participate in high contact sports, like football, boxing, and wrestling. Rep.

Jan 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington – In an effort to reduce government waste and address food insecurity, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) recently introduced a bill that would help eradicate wasteful practices among government contractors who provide food services to the federal government. H.R.

Jan 20, 2016 Press Release

Stockton, CA – As the second session of the 114th Congress gets underway, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today released information highlighting the casework services his district offices delivered last year on behalf of constituents in California’s 9th Congressional District. The Congressman’s offices handled over 1,000 constituent cases in 2015 and helped secure over $1,187,480.80 in money and benefits due to his constituents.

Dec 14, 2015 Blog Posts

On Friday, Dec. 4, I had the privilege to visit the Palo Alto VA facility and Stanford University to learn about their neuroscience programs, especially how those programs may apply to veterans returning from combat with war injuries that relate to brain functioning and veteran well-being. It was a heck of a visit, and I can tell you, the enthusiasm that everyone showed was highly infectious.