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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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October 18, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement in response to emerging details of the bipartisan health care plan put forth by Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander:

September 28, 2017 In The News
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August 31, 2017 Press Release

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.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

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.

August 18, 2017 In The News

HE WOULD get questions about healthcare, immigration and other important issues at a town hall meeting at Cal State Monterey Bay Monday, but Congressman Jimmy Panetta opened the night with a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump, including the commander in chief’s “weak” response to the killing of a woman in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12 by a man said to be a Nazi sympathizer.

August 8, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced Monday that the San Benito Health Foundation received a federal grant of $1.8 million.

The foundation received $1,806,177 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, according to a press release dated August 7. Santa Cruz County received $1,231,719 from the same grant program.

August 8, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jimmy Panetta has announced that health centers in Santa Cruz County and San Benito County have received federal grants totaling more than $3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Santa Cruz County’s share was $1.2 million.

“Community health centers and clinics are integral to our region’s health care system,” said Panetta in a statement released Monday. “These funds will help San Benito and Santa Cruz health centers.”

August 7, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that health centers in San Benito County and Santa Cruz County have received federal grants totaling over $3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The San Benito Health Foundation has received a federal grant totaling $1,806,177 and Santa Cruz County has received a federal grant totaling $1,231,719.

August 7, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) has received two federal grants from the National Institutes of Health. UC Santa Cruz received one federal grant totaling $269,500 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to be used to research how the human body defends against infections.

July 21, 2017 In The News

WHILE SENATE Republicans failed this week to get consensus on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and are plotting their next move, Congressman Jimmy Panetta is not just blaming the GOP for not including Democrats at the table, he’s expressing frustration at his own party for not addressing one of Obamacare’s biggest sticking points — its cost to the middle class.