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Education

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. 

Understanding the significant challenges servicemembers face when they transition out of the military, I introduced legislation to help establish Veterans Resource Centers at public institutions of higher education. I want to ensure our veterans feel empowered and confident when they are trying to advance their careers through education, and these Veterans Resource Centers will be another booster for veterans.  These centers will offer veterans a place to share ideas and advice, as well as professionally and personally network to lay a powerful foundation for their civilian careers.

Additionally, I am working closely with a number of Members from House Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees to better service our men and women in uniform. Through accurate and actionable legislative work we can reduce the barriers to our military members from progressing in their higher education.

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More on Education

November 15, 2019 In The News
Panetta seeks new designation for coastal universities on the frontlines of climate change
November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish National Centers of Excellence at coastal institutions of higher education.

November 10, 2019 In The News

SANTA CRUZ — UC Santa Cruz fulfilled a longtime ambition this week as it joined an exclusive club of powerhouse research universities.

The Santa Cruz campus was among three universities invited to join the Association of American Universities, the association announced Wednesday. Dartmouth College and the University of Utah also accepted invitations to join.

November 5, 2019 In The News

Courtesy of Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s Office:

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that he cosponsored the Basic Assistance for Students In College (BASIC) Act, legislation to ensure that college students—particularly those receiving Pell Grants or attending a community college or minority-serving institution—are able to afford basic, day-to-day necessities.

U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

November 4, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that he cosponsored the Basic Assistance for Students In College (BASIC) Act, legislation to ensure that college students—particularly those receiving Pell Grants or attending a community college or minority-serving institution—are able to afford basic, day-to-day necessities. U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement after the House Committee on Education and Labor passed H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act.

"I applaud the committee’s passage of the College Affordability Act. I am proud that the legislation includes portions of my bill to improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program," said Congressman Panetta.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) announced that they established the Congressional Naval Education Caucus.

September 20, 2019 In The News
Outcry continues as only 1% of public servants who apply end up qualifying
September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that his office is 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 to Congressman Panetta’s office by Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

September 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) introduced the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Modernization Act to simplify and modernize federal student loan forgiveness programs.

Recent U.S. Government Accountability Office reports have found major deficiencies in the U.S. Department of Education’s administration of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program.