Rep. McNerney Introduces Resolution to Support National Engineers Week
Washington, DC – As a former wind energy engineer who has long championed investments in STEM, Congressman Jerry McNerney has introduced a resolution in support of National Engineers Week (February 21st – February 27th). H. Res. 164 supports the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week to increase understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers. It recognizes that engineering is a critical component of STEM and that we should motivate youth to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a vigorous, diverse, and competitive engineering workforce.
“Investing in and uplifting our STEM workforce is vital to our nation’s future,” said Congressman McNerney. “By recognizing the importance of our engineering and technology professionals, we encourage the next generation to explore the endless possibilities these career paths have to offer.”
National Engineers Week focuses on celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world, increasing public dialogue about the need for more engineers, and bringing engineering to life for children, educators, and parents.
Additional co-sponsors of the resolution include Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), James R. Baird (IN-04), Brad Westerman (AR-04), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Randy K. Weber (TX-14), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Bill Foster (IL-11), Sean Casten (IL-06), Kevin Hern (OK-01), Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Deborah Ross (NC-02), Dina Titus (NV-01), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Mike Doyle (PA-18).
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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.