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.
For more information concerning my work and views related to Education, please contact our office.
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SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today announced dates and locations for staff mobile office hours for the month of March. Congressional staff members will be available in Hollister, Watsonville, and Gonzales to assist with issues concerning Social Security, Medicare, federal employee retirement, immigration services, veterans' services, passports, searching for military records, and any other federal matters.
SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout California’s 20th Congressional District. The U.S. House of Representatives sponsors this competition each spring to recognize and honor talented young artists from each congressional district across the country.
Since the day of my swearing-in as your Congressman, I have worked to ensure that our home continues to have a sturdy bridge to the federal government and its resources, through constituent meetings, town halls, and roundtables. My work in Washington and on the central coast of California has consisted of and focused on the following priorities (in alphabetical order):
Congressional staff members will be available in Watsonville, Hollister, and Soledad to assist constituents with issues concerning Social Security, Medicare, immigration, veterans affairs, expediting paperwork for passports, searching military records, or any other federal matters. To schedule a meeting, please call my Salinas office at 831-424-2229.
WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, December 13 — Watsonville
Watsonville Public Library
275 Main Street, Suite 100
Watsonville, CA 95076
Congressman Jimmy Panetta fielded questions Monday from students at Hollister’s Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School on topics that included education, the death penalty, the legislative process and local agriculture.
“I believe that your teachers are fundamental to your education,” Panetta told students. “To me, they are one of the most important aspects of an education, especially at your age and younger. I believe there should be more focus on teachers.”
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Awarded to UCSC
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $377,776 per year for five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study T cell signaling.
“Our research addresses a fundamental process used by our immune T cells to recognize virus-infected cells and developing tumors in the body,” said Professor Nikolaos Sgourakis, a professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that California FarmLink, located in Aptos, will receive grant support totaling $599,074 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funds, awarded through USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, will be used to train local beginning farmers and help them access land, capital, and marketing opportunities.
SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $377,776 per year for five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study T cell signaling.
SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $819,502 from the National Human Genome Research Institute. The funds will be used for a project called “Dockstore,” a platform for sharing tools & workflows on the Cloud Commons.