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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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May 23, 2019 In The News

SANTA CRUZ– As health care costs rise and a growing number of people cannot afford care, state and federal representatives are proposing and voting on bills to improve the issue.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, voted for House bill 986 on May 9 and House bill 987 on May 16, which the House passed. Both bills protect people with preexisting medical conditions, lower prescription drug prices and eliminates short term health insurance plans lacking benefits.

April 19, 2019 In The News

The San Benito Health Foundation in Hollister has received $2.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to allow it to continue providing a wide range of primary health care services.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced today that the San Benito Health Foundation has received a federal grant totaling $2,493,435.00 from the Department of Health and Human Services.            

"Community health centers and clinics are integral to our region’s health care system," said Congressman Panetta.  "These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles."

April 11, 2019 In The News
"These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles," Panetta said.
April 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), lead sponsors of the bipartisan, bicameral KITTEN Act, today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the agency would end its taxpayer-funded experiments on kittens.  Previously, the agency had infected kittens with a parasite to perform toxoplasmosis research, then slaughtered and disposed of the kittens once the animals’ research use was exhausted.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced H.Res. 214, recognizing the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and its leadership in researching and protecting servicemembers from infectious diseases such as malaria.

February 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced today that he has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional leadership has appointed Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) to serve on three committees during the 116th Congress.  He will serve on the House Ways and Means Committee and its Trade Subcommittee.

February 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, H.R.