Tuesday, December 12, 2006

McNerney Appointed to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 12, 2006

Congressman-Elect Jerry McNerney Appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

"Washington, D.C. - Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi announced today that the Democratic Steering Committee recommended Congressman-elect Jerry McNerney be appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Congressman-elect McNerney will be joining Representative Ellen Tauscher from the neighboring 10th Congressional District on this committee.

"I look at this as a real opportunity to improve conditions in the district and to work with Congresswoman Tauscher on bringing some needed transportation projects to the region," said Congressman-elect McNerney. "The 11th District has some of the most congested highways in the state, and I want to work on alleviating those problems for the people of the region."

Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi remarked on the new committee assignments, "This distinguished group of Members will be instrumental in Democrats' efforts to take American in a New Direction .These Members will be a strong voice for all Americans, not just the privileged few."

The other freshman members appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will be:

· Congressman-elect Michael Arcuri of New York
· Congressman-elect Bruce Braley of Iowa
· Congressman-elect Chris Carney of Pennsylvania
· Congressman-elect John Hall of New York
· Congresswoman-elect Mazie Hirono of Hawaii

· Congressman-elect Steve Kagen of Wisconsin
· Congressman-elect Jerry McNerney of California
· Congressman-elect Harry Mitchell of Arizona
· Congressman-elect Heath Schuler of North Carolina
· Congressman-elect Zack Space of Ohio" (source: press release)


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