More on Veterans Issues
Stockton, CA – Today, Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Discovery Challenge Academy, a California National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program to help at-risk teens in San Joaquin County. The Congressman was joined by the California National Guard, San Joaquin County Office of Education, and local elected officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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, 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 – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced the start of his annual “Holiday Cards for Our Troops” program. In previous years, the Congressman’s district offices collected more than 10,000 cards from the community with personal messages of gratitude and hope for our men and women in uniform. Rep. McNerney is again inviting constituents to submit cards to his district offices that will be delivered to troops at home and overseas during the upcoming holiday season.
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) strongly supported the passage of H.R. 5325, which funds the Department of Veterans Affairs’ planned community based outpatient clinic in French Camp, CA and which was signed into law by President Obama on Thursday. H.R. 5325, the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, provides $194,430,000 for the French Camp Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), who serves on both the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced legislation to increase broadband internet access for veterans. The Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016 (H.R.
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 – Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led his colleagues Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Mark Takano (CA-41), Michael M. Honda (CA-17), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Janice Hahn (CA-44), and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) in a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees, requesting that the differences between H.R. 4590 and S.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to authorize appropriations for Veterans Affairs construction projects, including the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in French Camp, CA: