Rep. McNerney Response to the State of the Union


Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s first State of the Union address, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

“The State of the Union is meant to be an opportunity for the President to lay out a plan to move our country forward. Unfortunately, what we heard tonight was nothing more than vague requests to Congress and a reiteration of a discriminatory immigration proposal that was released last week.

“Time and again, the President has called for investments in infrastructure, but he failed to take this opportunity to clearly outline a concrete proposal to fix our crumbling roads and bridges. He chose once again to focus on a racially charged anti-immigration policy that fails to outline protections for the young people enrolled in the DACA program.

“Tonight the President touted the success of the new GOP tax plan, but he did not acknowledge the estimated 38 million middle-class Americans who are expected to see their taxes increase under this law. He also made sure to highlight the elimination of the individual mandate, which will cause millions of Americans to lose access to vital health care.

“While the President spoke of the need for unity, his speech was riddled with offensive and divisive rhetoric. The American people deserve better. We can all agree that Washington must come together to move our country forward, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to do just that.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.


  1. Coming from such a do nothing Congressman (McNerney), it doesn’t even merit a response to Jerry’s lame interpretation.

    As for Trump,
    Great Speech Mr. President. Keep on doing what you are doing and if the libs don’t like it, then they should consider moving outside of our United States. I hear Canada and Mexico have some openings.

  2. And the answer is, “Hypocrite”.

    Yes constituent #1 :“What is Jerry McNerney?”

    McNerney has just earned himself a spot in the official definition of Hypocrisy. Mr. McNerney, YOUR comments were the ones I found to be divisive. Grow up and act like an adult. After all it’s what we are paying you to do.

  3. The speech was uplifting. Question… do you ever think a Republican have any good ideas? I listened to the speech tonight and
    was amazed the Democrats did not raise from their seat at things that President Trump was saying that were so positive. No wonder he won, Nancy Looked so Foolish, she was turning around and looking at the Democrats. She lost it tonight, and looked so overwrought tonight and for the last several days. I am a proud Republican!, That means a proud United States citizen who loves this country. Both my mom and my dad and my husband are veterans! Thank you President Trump.

  4. You are a disgrace to the human race. You have accomplished nothing other than lining you pockets with the money your lobbyist friends give you to do nothing for the people. Your need to return to your rock. Crawl under it shrivel up and disappear. You haven’t done anything worth while. A fine example of a person who’s best part ran down it’s mother’s leg

  5. Sadly, it seems that our elected politicians are more for illegals than they are for our established American citizens.
    As far as DACA is concerned, only 800,000 people registered for that program. There are more than 3 million who were sneaked here by their parents and these people did NOT register for DACA! All these people are now telling Americans what laws we should enact! This is preposterous!
    If allowed to stay here, these people will breed and soon will triple and quadruple in numbers, if they have not already done so. Do we really need them here to compete with us for jobs, housing, etc.?
    Americans are “dreamers” as well and we — and our children and future grandchildren — should be taking the available jobs and not immigrants! There will be fewer and fewer jobs available in the future as robotics and technology advance even more.

  6. It’s sad that so many of us Californians are left without a voice in Congress. As we watched the State of the Union speech the television camera with pan the audience only to see the Democratic side of the house was Grimm non-responsive faces, talking with someone on either side, using their cell phones otherwise totally disengaged from the moment. Among those I could care less faces where those representing Californians. Isn’t it time we Californians start collecting people that reflect our views, needs and concerns?

  7. Quite recently, a “DREAMER” was a derogatory term used to describe a person who failed to actually accomplish anything in reality. “DREAMERS” were day-dreamers who never had the determination to make a difference in the real world … all democrats are do nothing dreamers who fail at being capitalists

  8. Ahhhh, Old McNerney now wants to protect illegal immigrant “young” people and to hell with the generations of Americans! Now, illegals are dictating to our lawmakers what kind of laws to enact that favor them. This is amazing! Totally shameful!

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