McNerney Sworn in for 110th Congress
Washington, D.C. – With his wife and family at his side, Congressman Jerry McNerney joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today in the U.S. Capitol and took the oath of office, officially marking the beginning of McNerney’s first term serving California’s 11th District.
McNerney’s official swearing-in ceremony, which occurred earlier in the day on the floor of the House of Representatives, was led by Speaker Pelosi and featured all of the chamber’s 435 members reciting the Congressional oath of office simultaneously.
“I am honored and privileged that the people of California’s 11th District have chosen me to serve them in Washington,” McNerney said. “As Congress takes up the many important issues facing our nation, I will provide the people of California’s 11th District leadership they can be proud of and a strong voice in the debate.”
McNerney says he will use his position as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to help address much needed transportation projects and improvements in the District, as well as to help bring jobs to San Joaquin County.
In addition, McNerney says he plans to focus on changing the way business is done in Washington by reforming ethics rules, changing the way the country’s energy policy is shaped, in part through a focus on renewable energy, as well as finding a new way forward in Iraq.