McNerney is the representative for California’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. McNerney is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for California’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 2007 to 2012.
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 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 from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Jerry McNerney sits on the following committees:
McNerney was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1841: Digital Equity Act of 2021
- H.R. 6096 (116th): READI Act
- H.R. 2575 (116th): AI in Government Act of 2020
- H.R. 5386 (116th): Promoting Better Patient Data Security Act of 2019
- H.R. 4973 (116th): Trusting Commercial Communications Networks Act of 2019
- H.R. 3995 (115th): Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2017
- H.R. 1132 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1048 West Robinhood Drive in Stockton, California, as the “W. Ronald Coale Memorial Post Office …
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
McNerney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Science, Technology, Communications (22%) Education (15%) Energy (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Commerce (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Water Resources Development (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
McNerney recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1189: Supporting the goals and ideals of “World Wi-Fi Day”.
- H.R. 7847: Water Efficiency, Conservation, and Sustainability Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1034: Supporting the goals and ideals of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.
- H.Res. 1009: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the consideration of “Just …
- H.R. 7251: GIRLS STEM Act
- H.Res. 933: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week.
- H.R. 6722: To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in French Camp, …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Jun 2022, McNerney missed 190 of 10,578 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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