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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 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the administration will increase requirements for hungry Americans using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California, and weaken states’ ability to provide food assistance in high-unemployment areas.

November 26, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that Salud Para La Gente and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas received federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Salud Para La Gente in Watsonville received a federal grant totaling $1,823,238.00 and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas in Salinas received a federal grant totaling $2,767,682.00.

November 25, 2019 In The News

Courtesy of Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s Office:

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement after speaking with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Frank Yiannas about the ongoing investigation into an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce: 

November 22, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement after speaking with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Frank Yiannas about the ongoing investigation into an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce: 

November 21, 2019 In The News

As a pharmacist, I’ve seen incredible advancements in medicine in my lifetime.

Over the course of my career, I saw the creation and evolution of truly life-changing treatments for patients who would have been without hope when I first started in the profession.

 

However, if the life-saving medication is not affordable, it does no good for the patients who desperately need it. That is why I believe Congress needs to be laser focused on lowering the costs of prescription drugs.

November 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and 132 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to hold a vote on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

November 15, 2019 In The News

For-profit hospice providers were more likely to discharge Medicare beneficiaries prior to their death and were less likely to visit these patients in the last three days of life.

November 8, 2019 In The News

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said the agency is struggling with the same shortage of cancer treatment experts that the U.S. medical community at large has faced, which veterans told McClatchy has resulted in missed or late-stage cancer diagnoses.

November 8, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced legislation to direct research into the correlation between radiation exposure and prostate cancer in veterans.

November 6, 2019 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) cosponsored the Family First Transition Act to help states transform their child welfare systems and keep more children safely at home, instead of placing them in foster care. This legislation will provide states with the tools to successfully implement the Family First Prevention Services Act which became law last year.