This just in from Congressman-elect Jerry McNerney’s office:
Rep. Elect Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, was named today to the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. The committee, of which Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, will serve as chairwoman, will determine individual committee assignments for Democratic members, as well as to provide policy recommendations to the party leadership.
“I am honored to be nominated to this committee,” McNerney said, “I look forward to bringing a strong voice and fresh leadership to this important role. This is an opportunity for me to work with my colleagues in tackling some of the important issues that face our constituents, like energy independence, while helping my party lead our country in a new direction.”
McNerney was appointed to the committee after a unanimous vote by the Northern California delegation.
“Jerry McNerney brings a wealth of knowledge and an innovative outlook to Congress and I am pleased to welcome him as the thirty-forth member of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation,” said delegation leader Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose. “I also am proud to have him represent Northern California in the ‘Committee on Committees’ and think this choice shows the high regard California members have towards him.”