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January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led 54 of his colleagues in writing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing concern that the administration’s decision to decrease the number of Area Census Offices could lead to a potential undercount of rural, immigrant, low-income, communities of color, and traditionally hard to count communities during the 2020 Census. 

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) was appointed by Congressional leadership to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.  Congressman Panetta released the following statement:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) cosponsored the first major Democratic legislative priority in the 116th Congress, H.R. 1, The For The People Act of 2019.

September 19, 2018 In The News

At the rate the gender pay gap is closing, women in the U.S. can’t expect to be paid equally until at least 2119. The sad reality is that women are paid 80 percent of what men are paid for the same work — and the gap is even worse for women of color. Black women make just 68 percent, and Latina women just 54 percent, of what their male counterparts earn. Women can’t afford to wait 100 years for equal pay, so ahead of the midterms, Bustle asked all 529 current U.S.

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.  

For ADA or translation accommodations, or any other questions, please call (831) 424-2229.

 

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 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.

April 15, 2018 In The News

WATSONVILLE – Dozens of people gathered at Marinovich park Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to a man who championed civil rights for Latinos, and who revolutionized the way Watsonville chooses its leaders.

Civil Rights Attorney Joaquin Avila died on March 4. He fought to switch Watsonville from at-large to district elections, and for winning several key civil rights cases. He was honored during the memorial service and praised for helping to make possible the careers of local Latino lawmakers such as Rebecca Garcia and Daniel Dodge.

March 24, 2018 In The News
The news also prompted concern on Capitol Hill. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, a Democrat from California and member of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement that “the ban, which implements the same policy that was blocked by several courts, runs counter to the American values that our troops are fighting to protect.”
March 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta denounced the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would maintain its ban on transgender people serving in the military: