Congressman-elect Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, will join 35 incoming congressional freshmen at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics today through Friday where they will discuss exercising leadership being effective lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
“I am pleased to participate in this important program, which has helped prepare new
members of Congress for legislative effectiveness for over three decades,” McNerney said. “This program will give me the tools to represent the great people of the 11th Congressional district in Washington, D.C.”
The 17th biennial forum will take place at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
The new members will participate in a variety of sessions, led by academics, practitioners, and current and former members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Topics include the federal budget and briefings on energy and national security and terrorism.