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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. 

 

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August 8, 2018 Page

I will be holding town hall meetings this month in Salinas, Watsonville, and Monterey.  These meetings will be opportunities for members of our community to share their ideas and concerns about issues affecting the central coast of California.  Seating for all events is first come, first served.  Town halls will also be live-streamed on my Facebook and YouTube pages.  

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August 2, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) introduced bipartisan legislation to support seasonal employees of the National Park Service (NPS).  Under existing regulation, seasonal employees of the NPS are only permitted to work at one National Park annually.  The bill, H.R. 6599, would amend the law to permit seasonal employees to work at multiple NPS sites in a given year.

July 31, 2018 In The News

More than 80 Congressmen, in a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, are voicing opposition to "unacceptable" changes to the transferability policy for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. 

Read the letter here.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Local Congressman Jimmy Panetta co-introduced a bill to improve technical education and expand teacher grant opportunities, according to his office.

According to a statement from Panetta’s office:

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) co-introduced H.R. 6440, the STEM and Trade in Schools Act to improve technical education and expand teacher grant opportunities. This bipartisan bill was co-introduced by Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA-10).

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) co-introduced H.R. 6440, the STEM and Trade in Schools Act to improve technical education and expand teacher grant opportunities. This bipartisan bill was co-introduced by Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA-10).

July 19, 2018 In The News

WHEN ENTERING CONGRESSMAN JIMMY PANETTA’S OFFICE in Salinas on a morning in early May, he stands up behind his desk and offers a firm handshake and a wide smile.

It may be a typical greeting, especially for a politician, but it’s also symbolic of the type of politician Panetta aspires to be – one that’s trying to help restore bipartisanship to a country that seems more bitterly divided by the day.

May 3, 2018 In The News

On Aug. 8, 2017, students and community members wearing brightly colored shirts that read “#SchoolsNotPrisons” filled rows of chairs at a Salinas Union High School District board meeting. In the back row, a handful of Salinas police officers and Chief Adele Fresé sat together. It quickly became standing room only.

On the agenda that night: whether or not Salinas Union High School District would put Salinas police officers on their campuses, as school resource officers.

May 3, 2018 In The News

San Benito High School senior Jasmine Ulloa was named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, as announced by Congressman Jimmy Panetta on May 2. Catherine Nordstrom, another SBHS senior, took second place in the competition and Baler student Tyler Oelrich was among the honorable mention winners.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

MONTEREY, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today announced the first, second, and third place winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

“This competition showcased the incredible creativity and talent of high school students throughout the central coast of California,” said Congressman Panetta. “I commend everyone who submitted their artwork, and thank their family members, teachers, and mentors for supporting these young artists.”

May 1, 2018 In The News

Salinas >> Congressman Jimmy Panetta said he had no clue as he grew up what he wanted to do, until finally one day it just clicked.

A little more than 300 high school students from 11 different schools throughout Monterey County got a chance to hear Panetta’s life story during Monterey County Law Day at Hartnell College on Tuesday.

Panetta, who was the keynote speaker at the event, also talked to the students about the importance of the separation of powers built into the Constitution and the power of the citizen voice through the election process.