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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. 

For more information concerning work and views related to Health, please contact my office.

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March 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), along with Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), led a group of 90 House Democrats to call on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney to strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

March 1, 2018 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today announced dates and locations for staff mobile office hours for the month of March. Congressional staff members will be available in Hollister, Watsonville, and Gonzales to assist with issues concerning Social Security, Medicare, federal employee retirement, immigration services, veterans' services, passports, searching for military records, and any other federal matters.

February 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today cosponsored the reintroduction of the Assault Weapons Ban. The previous federal assault weapons ban, the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Act, was signed into law in 1994 and expired in 2004.

February 5, 2018 Page
Read below about the work that I have done to serve our veterans, foster our agriculture industry, fix our broken immigration system, and protect our environment.
December 21, 2017 Page

Since the day of my swearing-in as your Congressman, I have worked to ensure that our home continues to have a sturdy bridge to the federal government and its resources, through constituent meetings, town halls, and roundtables. My work in Washington and on the central coast of California has consisted of and focused on the following priorities (in alphabetical order):


December 7, 2017 Page

Congressional staff members will be available in Watsonville, Hollister, and Soledad to assist constituents with issues concerning Social Security, Medicare, immigration, veterans affairs, expediting paperwork for passports, searching military records, or any other federal matters. To schedule a meeting, please call my Salinas office at 831-424-2229.



Wednesday, December 13 — Watsonville

Watsonville Public Library

275 Main Street, Suite 100

Watsonville, CA 95076

November 1, 2017 Page

The open enrollment period for health insurance begins on November 1, 2017, and ends on January 31, 2018.  During that time, you can purchase or renew your health insurance plan through Covered California, our state’s individual health insurance marketplace.  

If you, your family, or friends do not receive health insurance through your employer, you can sign up for coverage during this time period.  Please visit Covered California at or call 1-800-300-1506 for details about available plans.

October 27, 2017 In The News

CONGRESSMAN JIMMY Panetta this week lauded the Congressional Budget Office’s review of a bipartisan Senate healthcare bill, which analysts estimated would reduce the federal deficit by nearly $4 billion over the next decade without substantially changing the number of people who are covered under Obamacare.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement in response to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of the bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017, put forth by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN). The bill would include funding through 2019 for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing program and enrollment outreach, streamline approvals for waivers and expand eligibility for catastrophic coverage:

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: