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Rep. McNerney Breaks Ground on New French Camp VA Clinic

Nov 8, 2019
Press Release

Stockton, CA – With a shovel in hand, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and community leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony today, marking a significant milestone in the construction of the new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in French Camp.

“Today was a major win for the veterans of our community,” said Congressman McNerney. “This groundbreaking reinforces that we are making progress in the fight to get our veterans the healthcare services they deserve. This has been a long time coming, and we still have a ways to go, but we have not and will not waiver on our commitment to the men and women who’ve served our country.”

Since coming to Congress, Congressman McNerney has led the efforts for the development of the new French Camp clinic, and over the years, he’s met with veterans who have shared their stories about the need for closer access to healthcare services. He spent the day with a Stockton veteran, traveling to and from the VA in Palo Alto, and experienced firsthand the arduous eight-hour journey that local veterans often undertake to receive the care they need.

From working with federal and local officials on selection of the building site to securing the federal funding for construction, the Congressman has pushed to expedite the project by sending several letters to authorities, meeting frequently with VA and Corps officials, and urging that regular correspondence and updates be made available to his office and the public.

A current timeline for the project anticipates that first patients will be seen in the facility in Winter of 2022.

Rep. McNerney keynotes groundbreaking ceremony for new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in French Camp.

Rep. McNerney and community leaders break ground for new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in French Camp.

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.