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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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October 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led his Democratic colleagues from the California Congressional Delegation in calling on the administration to stop a proposed rule to restrict states’ flexibility in administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California.This proposal, which limits states’ ability to set their own Standard Utility Allowances (SUAs) based on local experience

October 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s (CA-20) bipartisan legislation, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act, H.R.3749, recommending the legislation for a vote in the full U.S. House of Representatives.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement after the Administration put forward another proposal to cut CalFresh benefits.

October 4, 2019 In The News
In a letter, a bipartisan group of lawmakers contend persistent military hunger hurts readiness.
September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership requesting retention of Section 602 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Section 602 provides a basic needs allowance for low-income military service members facing unique costs associated with military service.

September 17, 2019 In The News

HOLLISTER, Calif. - The San Benito Health Foundation's Community Health Center in Hollister has just become California's first fully self-sufficient, zero-carbon healthcare facility after installing a solar-powered micro grid system.

The foundation held a ribbon-cutting and open house event Wednesday, celebrating the upgraded facility that also underwent internal renovations. The building is now being powered by the sun with more than 120 solar panels on the roof.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Immigrant Witness and Victim Protection Act, to remove barriers for undocumented immigrant victims and witnesses who may be eligible for protections under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other federal laws.  This bill will strengthen existing protections and ensure immigrant survivors of crime can work with law enforcement to prosecute criminals.

September 11, 2019 In The News
Bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation passed in House has awaited Senate action for almost 200 days
September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) released the following statement on the eighteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:

"Today, we solemnly remember the terrorist attacks against our nation, and the 2,977 men, women, and children we lost on that horrific day.  We also offer our sincere thanks to those who risked their lives that day and in the months of clean-up that followed.

September 8, 2019 In The News

SOLEDAD — Soledad Community Health Care District CEO Gary Staab and Rep. Jimmy Panetta discussed the future of health care in the Soledad community July 31 during the congressman’s visit to Soledad Medical Clinic and Eden Valley Care Center.

Panetta spoke with doctors, nurses, staff and patients about the care provided and received an update on the district’s proposed expansion, which includes a new women’s health clinic.