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Congressman Jerry McNerney was sworn into office on January 4, 2007.  He is proud to represent California’s 9th District, which includes a large portion of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley as well as parts of Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties.

McNerney was inspired to run for Congress by his son Michael, who in response to the attacks of September 11, sought and received a commission in the Air Force. Michael suggested that his Dad serve his country by running for Congress. With a deep sense of duty and his family’s support, McNerney began his journey to Congress.

Congressman McNerney is honored to serve on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee is vested with broad jurisdiction on a number of issues including telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. The Congressman is also proud to be a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

McNerney, who has his Ph.D. in mathematics, served several years as an engineering contractor to Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. In 1990 McNerney moved with his family to California, accepting a senior engineering position with U.S. Windpower, Kenetech. McNerney later began working as an energy consultant for PG&E, FloWind, the Electric Power Research Institute, and other utility companies. Prior to his election to Congress, he formed a start-up company to manufacture wind turbines. During his career in wind energy, McNerney’s work contributed to saving the equivalent of approximately 30 million barrels of oil, or 8.3 million tons of carbon dioxide.

McNerney and Mary, his wife of 40 years, have three grown children. Their oldest son, Michael, is a reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of American University with a degree in law. Daughter Windy received a Ph.D. from Notre Dame in neuroscience and is now working on the biochemistry of neurodegenerative disorders as a fellow at the VA Palo Alto, and also teaches at Stanford University.  Their youngest son, Greg, received his Ph.D. in biophysics and is working as an engineer at Intel Corporation.

Committee Assignments

House Committee on Energy & Commerce

House Committee on Science, Space & Technology


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for McNerney.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

McNerney is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills McNerney has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Jerry McNerney sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

McNerney was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McNerney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (19%)Armed Forces and National Security (15%)Water Resources Development (13%)Education (13%)Environmental Protection (12%)Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)Energy (10%)Government Operations and Politics (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of McNerney’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

McNerney’s VoteVote Description
No S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Mar 2018, McNerney missed 139 of 8,477 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2007 Jan-Mar21300.0%0th
2007 Apr-Jun39330.8%26th
2007 Jul-Sep31730.9%23rd
2007 Oct-Dec26310.4%11th
2008 Jan-Mar14932.0%33rd
2008 Apr-Jun32172.2%42nd
2008 Jul-Sep20562.9%55th
2008 Oct-Dec1500.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar17421.1%36th
2009 Apr-Jun30351.7%41st
2009 Jul-Sep26810.4%13th
2009 Oct-Dec24662.4%49th
2010 Jan-Mar19542.1%39th
2010 Apr-Jun21973.2%56th
2010 Jul-Sep15121.3%39th
2010 Nov-Dec9922.0%36th
2011 Jan-Mar21200.0%0th
2011 Apr-Jun28100.0%0th
2011 Jul-Sep24741.6%54th
2011 Oct-Dec20810.5%18th
2012 Jan-Mar15174.6%78th
2012 Apr-Jun29910.3%20th
2012 Jul-Sep15200.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5112.0%38th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8989.0%88th
2013 Apr-Jun21510.5%24th
2013 Jul-Sep20000.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec13700.0%0th
2014 Jan-Mar14864.1%71st
2014 Apr-Jun21900.0%0th
2014 Jul-Sep14721.4%49th
2014 Nov-Dec4912.0%55th
2015 Jan-Mar144117.6%90th
2015 Apr-Jun24400.0%0th
2015 Jul-Sep13975.0%82nd
2015 Oct-Dec17710.6%31st
2016 Jan-Mar13732.2%44th
2016 Apr-Jun20442.0%49th
2016 Jul-Sep23200.0%0th
2016 Nov-Dec4812.1%61st
2017 Jan-Mar20810.5%23rd
2017 Apr-Jun13610.7%31st
2017 Jul-Sep19931.5%63rd
2017 Oct-Dec16731.8%48th
2018 Jan-Mar1012019.8%96th

Primary Sources

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Jerry McNerney is pronounced:

JE-ree // muk-NER-nee

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