McNerney on Veterans Committee
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, announced this week he would be coming back to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
“I am proud of the work that I have done for veterans in my district and around the nation,” said Rep. McNerney. “I look forward to building on those efforts and to continue working with my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to make sure our veterans get the care and benefits they’ve earned,” he said in a statement from his office. “Our role in Congress must be to hold the VA accountable for delivering on the promise we’ve made to our servicemen and women, and their families. They’ve served us, now it’s our turn.”
The committee oversees the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and has jurisdiction over most issues relating to veterans, including health care and other benefits. McNerney also said the spot would allow him to improve oversight of construction projects, the planned building of a new outpatient clinic for veterans in French Camp.
This isn’t McNerney’s first stint on the committee. He was on it from 2007-2012. He also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.