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I am committed to working towards continued access to health care and improving, not repealing, the Affordable Care Act. I will advocate for the central coast’s health care concerns as Congress continues to debate health care reform. Our seniors, veterans, students, families, and everyone in between deserve to feel secure in their health care future. 

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December 12, 2018 In The News

MONTERY – Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill – the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday – that includes a number of bipartisan provisions that will benefit the Central Coast plus a historic move to allow hemp production. It next goes to President Trump for signing.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the 2018 Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today:

December 11, 2018 Page

Congressman Jimmy Panetta, House Democrats Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds


Congressman Panetta joined more than 100 House Democrats in posting a comment to the Federal Register., arguing that the proposed rule undermines the intent of Congress.

November 23, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement in response to the update on the E. coli outbreak by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb:

November 22, 2018 In The News

Gun violence is a national crisis. This year alone, over 50,000 gun violence incidents have resulted in 12,904 deaths, a number that is likely to be higher after this issue goes to print. These statistics do not include the roughly 22,000 annual suicides by a firearm.

As a former prosecutor, I fought to bring criminals to justice, support victims of violence and reduce gun violence. Now, as the U.S. Representative of California’s 20th congressional district, I promote and advance common sense solutions to help prevent gun violence across the country.

November 20, 2018 In The News

Thanksgiving is complicated enough, between making sure the turkey doesn’t dry out and the relatives don’t get into a fight over the latest hot topic issues. Now add making sure the only tummy trouble guests leave with is from eating too much pie.

November 13, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — As Congress returns from its weeks-long election recess, it has a piece of unfinished business that is critical to a nearly

$50 billion California industry and millions of Americans on food stamps.

There’s hope the election results could finally get it over the finish line.

October 25, 2018 In The News

WATSONVILLE — Rep. Jimmy Panetta visited an elementary school in Watsonville to observe the impact of a school garden program designed to provide young children in resource challenged communities with fresh healthy food and knowledge about where it comes from.

October 9, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will post a proposed rule change in the Federal Register to deny permanent residency for legal immigrants who use public benefits, including food assistance, Medicaid, and Section 8 housing vouchers.