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I firmly believe that education is the incubator of American innovation, prosperity, and economic equality. I have consistently advocated for programs such as Title I, Head Start, migrant education, and tutoring and mentoring for first-year college students. I will continue to support year-round Pell, streamlined student loan repayment processes, and student loan forgiveness for public service. 


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October 12, 2018 In The News

THE U.S. Navy’s top brass was in Monterey this week to announce the Naval Postgraduate School’s new president and honor the outgoing head of the university.

During a ceremony at NPS Wednesday morning, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer welcomed retired vice admiral Dr. Ann Elisabeth Rondeau to lead the school. Rondeau, a 38-year veteran of the Navy, will succeed current NPS president Ronald A. Route in early 2019. Route has been at NPS for five years.

September 24, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that his office will be accepting applications for service academy nominations.  Candidates interested in attending one of four U.S. service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, must submit applications and other necessary documents by Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  

September 18, 2018 In The News

Veterans Resource Centers can be found on college campuses across the nation, but funding for them is scarce.  A bill in Congress could change that.

Army veteran Gilbert Bernabe is not your traditional college student.  He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before starting work on his bachelor’s degree.  By then, he was 35 and going through a divorce.

He credits support from on campus Veterans Resource Centers at Hartnell College and Cal State Monterey Bay for keeping him on track. He graduates this semester.

September 17, 2018 In The News

CSU Monterey student and veteran Gilbert Bernabe listens to Congressman Jimmy Panetta with CSU Monterey Bay president Eduardo Ochoa at a event on Monday to introduce a bill supporting veteran students.  (Vern Fisher - Monterey Herald)

Marina >> The Veteran Resource Center at CSU Monterey Bay might be getting some financial help in the near future from federal government grants that have been proposed.

September 17, 2018 In The News

MONTEREY, Calif. - Un veterano latino de Salinas que sirvió en la guerra de Irak dos veces ahora esta estudiando para ser un trabajador social  y es uno de 100 alumnos veteranos en la Universidad Estatal de la Bahía de Monterey, la cual podría beneficiarse de un nuevo proyecto de ley llamada HR-67- 66.

"Estoy muy contento con la presentación de Jimmy Panetta," dijo José Luis Ramírez.

Quien asegura que varias de las instituciones educativas no ofrecen suficientes servicios para estudiantes como él.

September 15, 2018 In The News

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly puts policy over politics. This week, he is back in California’s 20th District on the Central Coast, living up to his reputation by addressing one of our country’s most overlooked issues – veterans’ education.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Veterans Resource Center Act.  The legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide federal grants to public universities to establish, maintain, and provide services at Veterans Resource Centers on campuses.  Moreover, it incentivizes priority registration for veteran and military-connected students.

September 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) joined Congressman Scott Taylor (R-VA) in introducing the GI Bill Transfer Extension Act, to increase flexibility for servicemembers seeking to transfer their GI Bill education benefits.

September 10, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that two rural development grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been awarded to California’s 20th Congressional District.  The El Pajaro Community Development Corporation received a grant totaling $40,000 and the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association received a grant totaling $38,000 from USDA.  The grants will be used to increase economic security in the region, and provide skill building and business education opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.