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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Energy and Environment

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Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – In response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it would not support the California WaterFix Project, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

Sep 19, 2017 Press Release

(Stockton, CA) – In response to today's vote by the Westlands Water District against participation in the WaterFix tunnels proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

(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.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

(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.

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

In response to the House passage of H.R. 23, which would undermine existing environmental protections for the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

“Every two years we debate this legislation and every two years it is the same argument. This year, though, an additional conflict has arisen.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCReps. Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Anna Eshoo (CA-18)  released the following statement in response to findings that California WaterFix “will not jeopardize or threaten endangered species, or adversely modify their critical habitat” in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta:

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the current administration prepares to announce elements of its infrastructure proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation calling for the authorization of 23 water recycling projects to bolster California’s water infrastructure and bring more stability to the region’s water supply.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

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.

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

 

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation that would authorize a settlement agreement between the United States Department of the Interior and the Westlands Water District, which would, among other things, forgive debt accrued by the Westlands Water District and shift the oversight responsibility of the Westlands drainage plan from federal to state government.

In response, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), who represent large portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, introduced H.R. 1738, which would establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area. The legislation mirrors S. 731, introduced by California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. S. 731 passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week.