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Representative Jerry McNerney

Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, & Technology
Climate Solutions Caucus; Recycling Caucus; International Conservation Caucus; Green Schools Caucus; Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition

“We are lucky to live in a region that is so blessed with natural beauty, and I’m committed to preserving these important resources. Our children and grandchildren should be able to enjoy open spaces, clean water, and healthy air.”


Leadership: During his career as a wind energy engineer and entrepreneur, Congressman McNerney’s work contributed to saving the equivalent of approximately 30 million barrels of oil, or 8.3 million tons of carbon dioxide. He has used this expertise to promote the development of green jobs and enhanced energy efficiency, focusing on moving the U.S. away from environmentally destructive means of energy production like coal and oil, in favor of sustainable power generation. Congressman McNerney believes the conservation and enhancement of our natural resources can work hand in hand with policies that lead to economic growth.

Congressman McNerney is the author of three bills, passed by the House of Representatives, that will help train the next generation for green jobs, increase the efficiency of our electrical grid, and invest in infrastructure for electric vehicles. He fights for good energy policies that keep gas and electric bills as low as possible and create high quality jobs. Congressman McNerney also wrote legislation that will help improve air quality in the Central Valley by making the area eligible to apply for additional grants to help residents voluntarily replace or retrofit polluting engines. Congressman McNerney is committed to creating a healthy ocean future through clean energy, where California is positioned as a global leader in this growing field.

Representative McNerney sponsored:

  • H.R. 3275 (Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act)
  • H.R. 2799 (Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act)
  • H.R. 2763 (Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation Act)
  • H.R. 1107 (Solar Energy Deployment Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 6378 (Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 2208 (Smart Grid Advancement Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2207 (GREEN ACT of 2011)
  • H.R. 395 (Healthy Communities Water Supply Act of 2011)

Representative McNerney cosponsored:

  • H.R. 5264 (Clean Water Partnership Act)
  • H.R. 4647 (Recovering America’s Wildlife Act)
  • H.R. 4525 (Living Shorelines Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 4518 (Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 4426 (Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act)
  • H.R. 4072 (Central Coast Heritage Protection Act)
  • H.R. 3894 (Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H.R. 1784 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1068 (Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017)
  • H.R. 731 (California Clean Coast Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund 2017)
  • H.R. 169 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 6154 (Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Act 2016)
  • H.R. 6061 (No Lead in School Water Act 2016)
  • H.R. 4954 (Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2016)
  • H.R. 3565 (California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act 2016)
  • H.R. 5150 (WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 3927 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1961 (Climate Change Education Act)
  • H.R. 1503 (Community College Energy Training Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1208 (Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Establishment Act)
  • H.R. 1140 (San Francisco Bay Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 1027 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 756 (Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 5864 (Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 5065 (SAFE Act)
  • H.R. 4732 (Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1677 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 765 (Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 3910 (Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 3334 (Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 3307 (American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2111 (Salmon Solutions Planning Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1171 (Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012)
  • H.R. 192 (Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Act of 2011)