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(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, the House passed H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements (STTR) Act of 2017, which included an amendment by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) to require federal agencies to conduct outreach to Minority-Serving Institutions in order to generate higher participation rates in federal research and development opportunities.
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced today that he will hold an information session for high school students interested in attending a military service academy. The information session will take place at Stockton’s Ronald McNair High School Theater on Thursday, October 19th.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), a longtime champion for veterans, continued his fight for our nation’s heroes by introducing H.R. 3995, the Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2017.
(Stockton, CA) – In response to today's vote by the Westlands Water District against participation in the WaterFix tunnels proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
(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. – 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.