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by Rep. Jerry McNerney
Even if human beings were to cease all greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow, significant atmospheric change has already begun and will continue for generations. While there is no substitute for drastically reducing carbon pollution, we must explore all possible options to fight against the impending effects of climate change. This is critical for the future of our nation and planet.
Washington, DC – As the nation continues to grapple with historic flooding and wildfires, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation to explore innovative options to combat the root cause of these intensifying natural disasters: climate change.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), co-chairs of the Grid Innovation Caucus, have introduced legislation to modernize the nation’s aging electric grid and improve reliability, security, and resiliency. The legislation directs the Secretary of Energy to develop and implement voluntary model pathways that would seek to update the grid.
(Washington, DC) – As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive legislation that would provide a long-term plan to improve water sustainability in California and across the country.
The Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act (WEST Act) includes provisions that support innovative technologies and infrastructure for urban and agricultural areas, as well as efforts to improve efficiency.
Washington, DC – In an effort to encourage forwarding-thinking initiatives that will ensure America’s future includes an affordable and secure electric system, Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Bob Latta (OH-05) have introduced a resolution stating that the sense and commitment of the United States House of Representatives is to advance the modernization of the United States’ energy delivery infrastructure.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Washington – Ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today released a video message delivering the State of California’s 9th Congressional District. The Congressman highlighted some of what he’s accomplished on behalf of the district, discussed some of our biggest challenges, and outlined his goals for this year in Congress.
Excerpt from Rep. McNerney's State of California’s 9th District Address:
One way that lawmakers develop new policy proposals is to look at how their counterparts in other countries handle similar issues. There can be much to gain from studying how other governments address some of their most pressing issues, whether it is providing health care, spurring technology innovation or promoting greater economic growth.
Washington – On the heels of the successful United Nations Climate Conference in Paris where nearly 200 nations agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is showing his leadership on the issue by introducing the Consumers REBATE (Rebate to ban Emissions and Boost AlTernative Energy) Act. This new climate legislation is aimed at reducing emissions, boosting the economy, and promoting cleaner air and healthier communities.