Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on President Obama’s Final Budget Proposal
Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal:
“The President’s final budget proposal charts a new, innovative course for America’s sustainable energy future by urging Congress to double our nation’s investment in clean energy research and development. Such a commitment of resources would drive the creation of good-paying American jobs, reduce carbon emissions that cause climate change, and move our economy in the right direction to compete in the 21st Century.
“Given the water shortages in California caused by severe drought, it is good to see that this budget includes more than $2 billion in much-needed State Revolving Funds. These funds will help improve our drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and ensure our communities are able to access clean, safe water.
“This budget also looks to strengthen America’s future by expanding access to early child care and tax credits for hardworking families, improving Pell grants to help more students afford college, while also providing workforce training and technology to revitalize our manufacturing industry. This proposal also makes critical investments in cybersecurity protections to ensure the safety of our country and help us all become more digitally secure.
“While not all members of Congress will agree with every item, I believe this is a proposal worthy of discussion and debate and, eventually, bipartisan agreement to ensure that we enact a responsible Fiscal Year 2017 budget.”
To read President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/.
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.