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July 7, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and 30 Members of the California House Delegation expressed their concern about reports that the Trump Administration continues to develop plans to expand oil and gas leasing along the U.S. Pacific Coast.  In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, the Members also expressed their strong opposition to any new oil and gas leasing off the coast of California and demand to be informed of any such plans being developed by the administration. 

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive congressional climate action framework, which includes Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s (CA-20) legislation, the Green Bus Tax Credit Act, H.R. 5163 and the Clean Energy Production Parity Act, H.R. 2040.  By tackling climate change through the tax code and incentivizing the adoption of clean energy technologies, these bills will help meet the report’s ambitious but attainable climate goals.

June 25, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congressman Panetta (D-CA-20) released the following statement in response to the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, H.R. 7120, which passed the House by 236 to 181. This bill would better hold law enforcement officials accountable for misconduct, bolsters transparency through data collection and accuracy on wrongdoings and negligent use-of-force, and improves police training and policies.
June 19, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) led Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA-15), Congressman James McGovern (D-MA-2), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), in calling on House and Senate leadership to include strong funding for global food security efforts in future COVID-19 response legislation.  The letter highlights how COVID-19-related disruptions to global food supply chains disproportionately impact already vulnerable populations, particularly in developing countries.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced that he co-introduced the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act of 2020, H.R. 7197.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led 18 members of Congress in the California Delegation in calling on House leadership to ensure that any future legislative package focused on infrastructure, economic stimulus, and job creation include robust funds to address deferred maintenance and wildland fire preparedness needs in the U.S. National Forest System.

June 10, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced the distribution of $5,814,926 in federal government grants to the city of Salinas to support homeless Americans and individuals at risk of becoming homeless because of hardships such as job loss, wage reduction, or illness due to COVID-19. The funding for these grants is from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program.

June 8, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.  The bicameral legislation was introduced today in the House by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).

June 4, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) co-introduced the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act to address the lack of COVID-19 relief funding for small and midsize counties. This bipartisan legislation is co-introduced by Representatives Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), and Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale).

May 22, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Congressman Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues introduced the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.