Legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) that would address the needs of veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. The bill, he said, would develop improved policies for care and rehabilitation.
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Posted by Aaron, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm
This is spectacular news! Congratulations to Congressman McNerney, but more importantly, congratulations to our honored veterans. As modern warfare has evolved, so has medicine's ability to save lives. The unfortunate consequence of this new reality is that Veterans' hospitals have yet to evolve to sufficiently handle long term rehabilitative care for the complex, yet survivable injuries they are now seeing. Hopefully this bill will bring us closer to bridging the gap between what veterans need and what modern medicine can provide.
Posted by Roark, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm
This minor accomplishment in no way vindicates McNerney for betraying his constituents. The only way he could possibly vindicate himself is by personally leading a fight to repeal the Health Care Reform bill along with other leftist legislation that he has supported.
Posted by Chet, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Our Congressman Jerry McNerney has been a true leader and strong supporter of taking proper care of our veterans, soldiers and families. He believes strongly in taking the right care of our returning veterans. We all need to thank Jerry McNerney for his hard work. He more than deserves to be sent back to Washington D.C. this November to keep working for us all in District 11 and for veterans all over the USA. Thank you Jerry McNerney!!!
Posted by Adam, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm
I second Chet. It is an amazing accomplishment for a freshman congressman in such a politically divided district to take a bold stance on much needed health care reform, to take the mantle on improving our veterans' long term needs, and to bring home our fair share of federal dollars - but he's doing it all quite well. Thank you Congressman McNerney, ignore the fringe right who you can never impress, and keep up the great work!
Posted by Jerry, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Apr 26, 2010 at 1:29 am
The best thing Jerry McNerney could do for our veterans is to get us out of foreign wars. We have no business being there. It is way beyond the time to leave. Of course, once we leave Iraq, Iran will invade and take it over. Once we leave Afghanistan, the Taliban will once again be in charge. But this is inevitable. It will happen whether we are there another year or another 10 years. Lets let them solve their own problems ... we have enough of our own.
In November, I want to see someone who supports American values, such as liberty, personal responsibility and freedom of choice, represent us in Washington DC. I have seen enough of extremist liberals like Jerry McNerney. Good Bye Jerry! … and good riddance