Friday, January 12, 2007

McNerney Appointed To Veterans Affairs Committee


"The East Bay's newest congressman, Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, landed a seat Thursday on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

McNerney, who defeated incumbent Republican Richard Pombo of Tracy in the race to represent California's 11th congressional District, said he was "proud and humbled" by the committee assignment.

"With our armed forces currently engaged overseas, I can think of few greater priorities than to ensure that when our veterans return home they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve," McNerney said in a written statement." (source)

TracyPress: McNerney named to veterans’ committee, says local services are top priority

"Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, was appointed Thursday to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, a position he hopes to use to try to expand the Veterans Affairs clinic in French Camp and to try to prevent the Veterans Affairs hospital in Livermore from closing.


McNerney said he plans to return home to Pleasanton tonight, “thrilled about the stuff that we’ve accomplished.”

McNerney’s votes helped this week to raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, to instruct the government to implement 9/11 Commission recommendations and to amend the Public Health Service Act to allow stem cell research." (source)


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