Friday, April 13, 2007

Ca-11 News Round Up


"“I was proud to cast my vote today for the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act,” Rep. McNerney said. “Our veterans have done so much in the service of our country by serving in harm’s way overseas. We owe them a debt of gratitude which means we must to do everything we can to provide adequate healthcare and rehabilitation services when they return home.”

The bill creates a support network to aid wounded servicemembers returning home from overseas combat in navigating the military health care bureaucracy.

Addressing the deplorable conditions found at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Act establishes a toll-free hotline for reporting deficiencies in medical facilities. It also creates a new system to more efficiently transfer soldiers’ medical records from the Defense Department to the Department of Veterans Affairs, ensuring that cases do not fall through the cracks.

“I am particularly pleased that this bill will also address post traumatic stress disorder and other stress-related injuries – some of the hallmark injuries of the Iraq war,” Rep. McNerney said. “The bill requires the Department of Defense to develop a plan to help prevent PTSD from developing in servicemembers.”
" (source)

Lodi News: 'We have to preserve farmland' - Congressman McNerney stops by to address concerns of Lodi residents

"Lodi's congressional representative spent most of the day Thursday discussing local issues that included Highway 12 safety improvements and preserving farmland.

Congressman Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, started the day meeting with the San Joaquin Council of Governments in Stockton before a round of meetings with business leaders and residents in Lodi.

McNerney addressed about 100 concerned citizens at the School Street Bistro on a variety of topics ranging from growth in the San Joaquin Valley to universal health care and the war in Iraq. He said he supports an agricultural greenbelt around Lodi to preserve the city's personality.
" (source)

Record: McNerney hosts transportation meeting

""We need to make sure that San Joaquin County isn't overlooked when state and federal dollars are being doled out," McNerney said."We're all spending more time in traffic and less with our families, and today's summit allows us to draw attention to our successes as well as the future transportation needs of the region."" (source)

Tracy Press: The challengers

"Assemblyman Guy Houston, R-Livermore, and former Assemblyman Dean Andal look like they are set to vie for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, in the 2008 congressional election.

Republican Richard Pombo, who became a senior partner at Oregon-based Pac/West Communications after he lost the district to McNerney in November, on Friday said he hasn’t decided whether he will try to win back his old seat in 2008.
" (source)

Rep. McNerney: Supporting one of our own in a time of need

Record: GOP launches early attack on McNerney

Record: S.J. poised to take center stage in 2008 elections

McNerney Blog: You did it again!

Morgan Hill Times: Congressman McNerney Visits Live Oak High School

Tri-Valley Herald: Ripon girl meets president, McNerney

Record: Stockton's namesake school honors Chavez

CVTimes: Central Valley congressman names small business advisory panel

Lodi News: McNerney creates health care board

VVBusiness Times: Central Valley congressman names ag advisory panel

Tri-Valley herald: 'Election protectors' prep for '08 - Group says Bay Area had good intention, but can still improve

Progressive Connection: It's Howdy Doody Time

McNerney Blog: KGO-TV: "Political Climate Changing With Global Warming"

SNTP: Goodbye — Hello


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