Health

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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February 27, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) supported the House passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan.  The legislation includes provisions to protect farmworkers from COVID, help children safely return to the classroom, improve nationwide vaccine access, extend federal unemployment benefits, provide $1,400 economic impact payments, and more.

February 12, 2021 Press Release

This week, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) directly worked on over a half of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Rescue legislation that is in the U.S.

February 3, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) reintroduced legislation to provide immediate support to nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities across the country experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19 cases.  The Sending Outside Support Act, or the SOS Act, would authorize the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary to allocate certain amounts of funding to states for the creation of strike teams of clinical and non-clinical staff to assist nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities with the management and treatment of COVID-19 outbreaks. 

February 1, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that Sun Street Centers will receive a $49,417 federal grant to support its education and addiction treatment services.  Located in Salinas, Sun Street Centers provides comprehensive services for education, prevention, and recovery services for alcohol addiction and substance misuse.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) commended the House passage of a bipartisan $1.4 trillion FY2021 Omnibus spending package.  The FY2021 Omnibus funding measure includes appropriated funding for COVID relief, veterans’ healthcare, clean energy, and more.  The spending package also addresses expiring tax provisions for small businesses such as Central Coast wineries, families, and clean energy.  The Omnibus will now go to the Senate fo

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) commended the House passage of $900 billion in COVID-19 relief funding.  The relief legislation was passed as part of a larger end of year spending package.  The relief bill includes funding for vaccine distribution, direct payments, unemployment assistance, small businesses, schools, rental assistance, broadband access, state and local governments, farmworkers, food assistance programs, and more.  The legislation will now go to the Senate for consideration.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Watch Congressman Panetta speak on the House floor urging support for the Hospice Act here.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), his bipartisan congressional colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus, and a bipartisan group of Senators have announced a four-month COVID-19 emergency relief framework.  The package will provide targeted support to employees, employers, small businesses, students, families, and healthcare providers during the pandemic.  The proposal was formulated and supported by the 25 Democrats, including Congressman Panetta, and the 25 Republican members of the Problem Solvers Caucus in coordination with Senators Joe Manch

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of over $1 million in federal government grants for UC Santa Cruz research programs.  The University was awarded a $736,839 grant for human genome research in addition to a $308,000 grant to improve its Xena program on cancer genomics research.