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June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the Senate’s health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

June 9, 2017 In The News
Meanwhile, Democratic members of the House spoke to other concerns. Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California worried about the implications of reducing the country’s role internationally. “When we don’t lead, that vacuum is filled,” he said. And Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio argued for the pure humanity of the programs. “Of all the things we could cut, we would cut food,” she said. “We have become complicit, or will become complicit, in the starvation of hungry women and children.”
June 7, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON – A Trump administration plan to eliminate popular and longstanding foreign food aid programs as a cost-saving measure would be short-sighted and ill-advised, witnesses testifying before a House agriculture panel said Wednesday.

But even before they got started, the Republican chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Rep. Michael Conaway of Texas, said the proposed cut to the McGovern-Dole and Food for Peace programs “seems contrary to the role they play in a robust ‘America-first’ policy.”

May 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that Salud Para La Gente and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas will receive federal grants from the Health Resources and Service Administration. Salud Para La Gente will receive an award totaling $2,277,358 and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas will receive an award totaling $3,772,671.

May 26, 2017 In The News

SEASIDE >> CSU Monterey Bay will receive a three-year, $270,000 mental health and substance abuse grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will be used to train faculty and staff to detect distress in students so they can be urged to seek help.

“This federal grant will help CSUMB’s efforts to ensure that those at risk for suicide are receiving the help they need,” said Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, in making the announcement.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will receive a federal grant totaling $91,990 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Mental Health Services. The Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service grant will be used by CSUMB’s Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Project.

May 25, 2017 In The News

As Congress continues to battle over the future of health care in America and, by extension, the fate of millions of Californians who currently receive coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we found ourselves asking a simple question: Where do California’s lawmakers get their health insurance?

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) updated report on the House-passed Republican health care bill:

May 24, 2017 In The News

After the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released its long-awaited score on the Republican health care plan that passed the House of Representatives on May 4, KQED gathered reaction from California’s congressional caucus on the analysis.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, “A New Foundation for American Greatness”:

“President Trump’s damaging budget proposal would slash government programs critical to families, students, and businesses on the central coast of California.