McNerney named legislator of the year by veterans service officers

Recognized for efforts to bring a new VA facility to area

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has been awarded the Motomu Nakasako Legislator of the Year Award by the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers.

"Fighting for our nation's veterans has always been a passion of mine. It is a responsibility I take very seriously," McNerney said.

The award recognizes McNerney's support of veterans, veterans' issues and of CACVSO. Specifically, CACVSO recognized McNerney's efforts to bring a new VA facility to San Joaquin County, for helping pass the Veterans Caregiver Omnibus Bill, and for his support of state funding for veterans service officers.

"This award recognizes the Congressman's ongoing service to veterans as well as his support for the county veterans services offices. His efforts on behalf of San Joaquin veterans and his support for the veterans' clinic in French Camp are unparalleled," said Ron Green, Veterans Service Officer of San Joaquin County.

The Motomu Nakasako Award is named after Motomu Nakasako, a former Los Angeles County CVSO who was involved in legislation affecting veterans at the local, state, and federal levels. He was a decorated member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, one of the most decorated, all Japanese-American units.

Nakasako's family was interred in Heart Mountain Wyoming, from where he joined the Army volunteering for combat duty.

The CACVSO was established after World War II to provide services to returning veterans. County veterans service officers help veterans to access their benefits, providing service to California's two million veterans and their dependents and family members.


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Posted by Nauseous
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I am getting nauseous.
McNerney "For" our national defense? HA!
What a joke.

Read this... Web Link

Friday, June 20, 2008
McNerney Votes Against Funding Troops
Proving once again he has no interest in being a "moderate" Democrat, Jerry McNerney has again voted in opposition to supporting our troops in harm's way. He's making a habit of this.

Here's the update just in from the NRCC:

Washington– Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-11) voted last night against fully funding our troops who continue to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan (House Roll Call 431).

"Jerry McNerney has failed to support our men and women who are serving on the front lines providing for our national security," said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. "There is no excuse for Jerry McNerney’s unconscionable vote against this critical funding for our troops. His complete disregard for safety of our troops is disgraceful."

By voting against this troop funding bill, Jerry McNerney also opposed funding for:

Military, Reserve and National Guard personnel
Weapons and Ammunition
Combat vehicles, including armored vehicles for force protection purposes
Defense Health Program, specifically for psychological health and traumatic brain injury
Counterterrorist operations

Jerry McNerney’s incomprehensible decision to vote against our troops speaks to the core of his priorities in Congress to deflect his duties to provide for our national security at every turn. McNerney’s constituents in California deserve an explanation for his blatant disregard to fund American men and women in uniform.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on May 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Patriotic Republicans send our children off to wars so as to give them the opportunity to become heroes for America. Then namby-pamby types like McNerney want to skwuander our tax money on those who return from war mamed and injured. What a wuss! I want my tax money spent on bombs not wounded or unsalvagable vets.

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Posted by Beaner
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

You people are a bunch of hooligans with nothing to do but talk about dumb ass politics of Pleasanton, which is by the way the most stupid shit on the planet. HA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Son of Nauseous
a resident of Downtown
on May 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Nauseous, get a life. He is out there trying to do some good. Want Pombo? He never visited the Tri-Valley. McNerney was out there talking to people. I did not agree with him but I respected his out reach to us.

We'll miss him.

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Posted by Nauseous
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Like McNerney "reached out" to his constituency by his "Congress at your corner" meetings in places that each had a capacity for about 5 people? Or his canned telephone meetings that had his staff and other lapdogs ask softball questions? And his "multiple town meetings" on Obamacare (not!) where he slammed this socialist healthcare program down our throats.

Yeah...he really "reached out" to us (not). He voted 99% consistent with socialist he didn't and doesn't care one iota what we think as long as it is along the same lines as his socialist agenda.

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Posted by Facts, sir
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2012 at 12:10 am

All very well and good and easy to portray our-then Congressman as an enemy of the military men and women, isn't it?? However, if you (or me or any reader) performs a smidgeon of research on the readily-accessible internet, you will find that MANY Republican representatives ALSO voted Nay on House Roll Call 431 BECAUSE OF ITS RIDERS, among other things, specifying a set and somewhat unreasonable date for withdrawal of the troops. McNerney DID vote Aye on H.R.432, along with the necessary majority to pass the bill, a similar measure without those restrictions, a measure which DID provide the same support and improvements for the military and veterans. Do your research, please, and stop trying to mislead folks and sully a good man's name. What public service have you performed, aside from posting rubbish?

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Posted by Nauseous
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 31, 2012 at 6:25 am

A "Good Man" ??? !!!

Maybe to his immediate family...and his union thugs, along with his Socialist Democrat Leaders like Pelosi, Reid, and of course the biggest Socialist leader...Obama.

Voting 99% with the worst House Leader in history...Nancy Pelosi says it all.

Well, I take that back.

It doesn't say it all.

He continually votes AGAINST America's economic recovery too. He votes AGAINST America's energy independence on oil. (He wants America to be powered by "kudzu" and "algae" (nevermind that this energy hasn't been developed yet...and probably never will).

He also votes AGAINST the private sector recovering.

He is a BIG GOVERNMENT STATIST who wants to grow government at the expense of the private sector and our freedoms.

Yes...he makes me nauseous.

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Posted by b
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on May 31, 2012 at 10:06 pm

You all are such a back woods people.

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Posted by to: b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2012 at 11:26 pm

"Posted by b, a resident of the Canyon Oaks neighborhood, " You all are such a back woods people."

What are your thoughts regarding Pete Stark?

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jun 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

Stark got an award from the vets also?

Now, b, why make a big deal about people your two elitest to know anything about? You dont have to be born in the big city or read a lot of books to no which way the wind blows.

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Posted by proud
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Jun 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I am proud that Jerry Mc represents us.

Nauseous, a resident of the Amador Estates, you represent the worst of us. Shame on you.

God bless America.

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Posted by Nauseous
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Dear Proud,
Maybe I AM opposite of you.
I happen to love America, love our freedom, love our U.S. Constitution, love our private sector and free market system.

All of the above are CONTRARY to our resident SOCIALIST/MARXIST SEIU-LOVING McNERNEY.

Kiss off Proud.

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