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Rep. McNerney CBD Amendment and Amendment to Combat Gerrymandering Included in House-passed Spending Bill

Jun 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to the House passage of H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020 – which includes two amendments authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) relating to the regulation of safe CBD levels in products and funding to combat partisan gerrymandering through scientific practices – the Congressman issued the following statement:

“Consumer safety and confidence is of the utmost importance, and it was the driving factor behind my introduction of the CBD amendment. By directing the Food & Drug Administration to set safe CBD consumption levels, we will be giving consumers peace of mind and outlining standards for producers to ensure a safe and reliable market for these products.

“Additionally, as a scientist and longtime supporter of good-governance reforms, I’m proud to have secured funding in this bill for the National Science Foundation to study and establish best practices for congressional redistricting that will enable an impartial process through the application of scientific and mathematical principles. For too long, districts have been drawn by the very people who benefit from partisan gerrymandering, but by removing bias, we can begin to rebuild the trust of the American people and put our elections back in the hands of the voters.”

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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.